The Kitchen Readings: Untold Stories of Hunter S. Thompson
This book contains the following:
Unsafe use of powerful firearms in combination with explosives
Cultivation of illegal crops
Impressionable minors being exposed to illicit activities
Piloting of automobiles under impaired conditions
Transporting large sums of cash across national borders
*Stunts performed in this book were undertaken by profession...more
I was moved. I cried. I remember that I was reading the book in the car outside of work, waiting for my parents. I...more
The authors are Michael Cleverly, an Aspen-area artist, and Bob Braudis, the sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado, where Hunter’s hometown of Woody Creek is located.
The kitchen of his house was the center of Hunter’s Owl Farm life and both Clev...more
Worth a read for HST enthusiasts, but like all insider accounts it's reader-beware... Larg...more
Overall nothing really new in here, the usual HST stuff; basically the weird, rather sad tale of a man who wrote a few half-decent things and then felt content to live the rest of his life barely writing and coming across like a cartoon character (in more ways than one).
I still think this book is worth reading. There might be better books out there (try "Kingdom of Fear").
i have only a few issues with it:
the authors seem to feel the need to tell their life story and so forth. also their word choices throughout the book do not really fit in with the context and attracts more attention than the actual substance.
Those were my thoughts when I first dipped into this book. But the pace and style soon settled in with me and I found myself enjoying the reminiscing more and more. I'm glad I returned and finished it.