Search Results: "Hunter S. Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2003

"'I warped a few things,' says Thompson of his writing. When you're a radioactive force field of one, what do you expect? Candent prose that still screws and buckles all it touches."
One of "the last unrepentant public dope fiends" (Fear and Loathing in America, 2000, etc.) is still armed and dangerous after these many years, whether fingering typewriter or pistol. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2004

"A treat for Thompson's many fans, though guaranteed not to earn him many admirers among the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld believers."
War and football have this in common, quoth the ascended master of gonzo journalism: "They are both profoundly violent and cruel and utterly unforgiving, and they both require public brutality by people wearing elaborate uniforms." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1979

"Reruns—and wearisome."

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 1966

"Regardless, they have the sort of repellent fascination that may find a large readership."
The Hell's Angels are the outlaw motorcycle cult of Southern California who have acquired an image of almost mythical proportions. Mr. Thompson, journalist, lived, rode, and even fought with them for a period of over a year. Read full book review >

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THE RUM DIARY by Hunter S. Thompson
Released: Oct. 14, 1998

"Thompson fans won—t be disappointed, of course, but most everyone else would be better off going to Henry Miller for that sort of thing."
The original Gonzo journalist (Proud Highway, 1997, etc.) spent a sober afternoon going through his archives to find this unpublished novel (his only fiction), written at the start of his career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1997

"Although this collection is too much of a good thing, one can't help looking forward to subsequent volumes: Thompson is just so damned entertaining."
Fear and loathing, aphorism and malediction, mischief and indigence, fill this galvanically gonzo collection of Thompson's early letters. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 14, 1990

"So: an erratically incandescent collection, full of curiosities but not nearly as marvelous as Thompson seems to think."
Assorted bric-a-brac from the cluttered cupboard of kamikaze journalist Thompson (The Curse of Longo, 1983, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1973

"And he is not Theodore White, thank God."
Thompson, fresh from the spooky gig with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, agreed to cover the late presidential campaign for Rolling Stone from the primaries on, armed only with an eye for gnostic drill, an ear for byzantine bullshit, and a pen aimed pointedly at the political gonads of every event and aspirant who crossed his mad path from New Hampshire (mainly watching McGovern "do his thing — which was pleasant, or at least vaguely uplifting, but not what you'd call a real jerk-around") to Florida where he was barred from the Muskie camp over the Boohoo incident which is so unbelievable it must be read (later Dr. Thompson exposed Big Ed as an Ibogaine addict), on through "this goddamn mess" to California, the conventions, the election (the latter new chapters not previously published in RS), and the November reaffirmation of fear and loathing — "Our Barbie doll President, with his Barbie doll wife and his box-full of Barbie doll children is also America's answer to the monstrous Mr. Hyde." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CURSE OF LONO by Ralph Steadman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1983

"But he hasn't—just an occasionally amusing Haole and generally insufferable wise-ass."
Fear and Loathing on the Kona coast of Hawaii: Thompson trots out his familiar act as Yahoo-anarchist-poète maudit—but despite a few inspired fits of zaniness, and some appropriately phantasmagoric drawings by Ralph Steadman, it just doesn't work. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Much of this work is available in earlier collections such as The Great Shark Hunt, but that doesn't make this any less essential—a fine gathering by one of the best writers of our time."
The late master of gonzo journalism and dispenser of drug-addled opinion returns with this collection of his pieces for Rolling Stone magazine. Read full book review >

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WHEN DADDY’S TRUCK PICKS ME UP by Jana Novotny Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A respectable addition to any truck collection. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young boy is very excited because today is the day that his father is going to drive from far away to pick him up from school—in a tanker truck. Read full book review >