Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Hunter S. Thompson
A compilation of the subversive, important and entertaining writer of Hunter S. Thompson - renowned American writer of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
'It would not do to be found in the desert under these circumstances: firing wildly into the cactus from a car full of drugs...'
Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the evolution of the writer of Fear and L
I cannot fat ...more
this book of HEAVILY edited/butchered HST material represents the latest disgusting attempt by the vile pig fucker Jann Wenner to suck cash out of the Good Doctor's corpse. this is the shameless desecration of Art by a greedheaded whoreson with no modicum of human decency.
Unquestionably the highlight is Thompso ...more
The book is a collection of HSTs political (and other) writings spanning some 40 years, though the bulk is dedicated to the Nixon-Ford-Carter years. There are also some copies of correspondence between HST and Rolling Stone magazine, but these added very little ...more
It was particularly interesting to read Thompson's a ...more
If there is one writer who can make politics interesting, it's Hunter Thompson. A good chunk of the pieces chosen for this anthology are from Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail, about the presidential race in 1972, and I thought it would be fairly dull subject matter. On the contrary, it was a nice history lesson and gave me a peek into the mad craziness of the 1968 Democratic Convention, the assassination of Robert Kennedy, and that devious crook Nixon. It's made even more relevant toda ...more
It was such a pleasure to read a book that emboldened perfect strangers to approach ...more
I haven't read all of HST's stories, but I decided not to read them here because I noticed that the ones that I have read elsewhere were heavily edited for this book. Why shorten Fear and Loathing?
OK for now...
Thompson made his name writing masterpieces, like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Rum Diary, but made his literary home at Rolling Stone, writing for the magazine for more than three decades. This book collects his best writings, including previously unpublished correspondence between Thompson and his editor.