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Hell's Angels by Hunter S. Thompson
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Apr 09, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: social-commentary

This was a really interesting book about the early history of the Hells Angels MC. I was more interested in Hunter S Thompsons writing style though, I wanted to see what his early stuff was like. It was fairly entertaining, pretty balanced and keenly observant. He did not speak a great deal about his personal involvement though, I would have loved to have heard more details about the times he spent with the club...he did not delve into many personal opinions and appeared to skip over his relationships and direct involvement in favour of dissecting the subculture and history. Investigative journalism, nothing personal...All in all it serves as a great snapshot of that period in history - looking back it all seems so harmless - if only societies greatest threat was a bunch of hairy, unwashed motorcycle lovers...

PS It was also interesting to read about Hunter S Thompsons early excursions into drug culture and the road - building blocks for the great Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to be sure...

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