Maze Martinez's Reviews > Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968-1976

Fear and Loathing in America by Hunter S. Thompson
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Nov 16, 2007

really liked it
Recommended for: writers and miscreants
Read in September, 2012

This book is likely to always be on my "Currently Reading" shelf since I randomly pick it up and read excerpts whenever I am in the mood for a rant, a raving tirade pointed seemingly haphazardly at whomever should happen to cross paths with the mercurial and sharp tongued Hunter S. Thompson.
Basically this is a collection of correspondences between Thompson and a whole entourage of characters from book publishers and magazine editors, personal friends, TV station executives, newspapers, political contacts, drug fiends, colleagues and random strangers. Thompson spared no one when he sat at his typewriter, and his wit and humor were not reserved for merely published works!
This is an essential for any fans of Hunter S. Thompson.

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