A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. As far as the actual subject matter goes, this book runs through the mid-80's and made me realize that the only vaguely political writing I've read from that time period are a pile of Doonesbury Treasuries. Thompson's method is to wade deep into the pigshit of politics and society and emerge with a handful of pearls. I see a pair of tiny handcuffs in his future, with a one-way bus-ticket to Palookaville. From the bestselling author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the legendary Hunter S.
Thompson's best-selling Gonzo Papers, was first published in 1988 and is now back in print. Many of the events and issues will be familiar to anyone who's read Richard Ben Cramer's legendary, ginormous What It Takes. He committed suicide in 2005. Some show real promise, only to be terminated so it feels to the reader prematurely. A column on the fallout from Gary Hart's sexual mischief is out of place among columns from 1985.
However, I really enjoyed his style of writing. Large, heavy book, black cloth spine, smooth red boards with very bright silver illustration of dagger with clenched fist on front, bright silver lettering on spine, small light blue stain near middle front, red color inside covers and adjacent end papers, 304 heavy pages. Ultimately, Berliners did it themselves. A pocket book for the strange. Anyway, this was a good book.
Frightening, in the hindsight of 2010, how it led the way for greater crimes of state in the first decade of the 21st century. These columns are wackier than what you'd usually read in a daily newspaper, but rarely are they laugh out loud funny, and I imagine little of the subject matter would interest someone who's not a hardcore political junkie. Jeez, what a stinker, what a waste of time. This — it's violently boring, it stinks of unwashed macho feet, and in places where it isn't boring, it gets vile. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. What Hunter Thompson could have made of Donald J.
His instincts were still as sharp as razor but like all great rockstars never mind that his instrument was the English language his output slowed in his second decade of fame. It seemed like the right time to go, so I told him to hold the plane and make arrangements to pick up some cash in Miami. What Hunter Thompson could have made of Donald J. This collection focuses mainly on 1984 through 1988 and the fall of Reganism. At the beginning of 1987 Regan was a lame duck president - Gart Hart was the savior of Democracy - and Ollie North and George Bush the First were looking like they had to prepare for 10-20 years behind bars.
Author by : Robert G. Generation of Swine, the second volume of the legendary Dr. It's obvious that Hunter had deteriorated somewhat at this stage it was a known fact even then so anyone who goes into reading this should expect it be, what seems like, anyway, crazed ramblings of Thought this book was great! The incomparable Dr Gonzo has journeyed no small distance in search of intelligent life and reports back, instead, on the demented state of current events. Thought this book was great! But the first few columns in the book jump around in time. It's the last time ever I read Hunter Whatever Thompson, nay it's the last time I even come near his stuff.
The book contains many good examples of his writing in short essay format. If you've gotten this far, you'll know what to expect. 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; and transportation of large sums of cash across national borders. Local voodoo priests had created their own monstrous labor pool, making everything from American baseballs to fine rum and Haggar slacks. Our current Idiot Man-Child in Chief is briefly mentioned in one sentence, where Hunter considers him just another New York rich boy.
I was beginning to despair I'd have to pore through Thompson's entire oeuvre page by page when I received a response to one of the queries I'd sent out to webmasters asking if they could cite a source. This collection revolves around politics in the late 80's, specifically the 1988 presidential election. Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows, Dr. The 80's were a time in which I was conscious of the goings on about me- but with little knowledge about how the world actually worked. One wonders how far down the rabbit hole he could have pursued some of these ideas given adequate space. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style. Also this was before word processing.