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The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson
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Sep 19, 07

Recommended for: nonconformists
Read in July, 1996

This is the quintessential Gonzo reader, with fabulous Hunter S. Thompson stories from the early seventies, including fear and loathing bits from Las Vegas, the Kentucky Derby, Hells Angels, and time covering the Nixon campaign trail. He is so wild in his personal life as well as his writing, and it's a fascinating take on an interesting era.

And of course, The Great Shark Hunt is filled with insights into Thompson himself - I was surprised when he included an entire Jimmy Carter speech, then read the damn thing and understood why. He was a cool cat, one-of-a-kind.
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