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tgrang13, April 23, 2012 (view all comments by tgrang13)
It's all in the title: A strange and terrible saga..indeed.. This book is true Gonzo. It's a fascinating story of Thompson spending a few years riding along with the Hell's Angels. Its weird, gross, witty, and absolutely entertaining. Probably one of the most entertaining books I've ever read. Anyone who likes Thompson or has an interest in the Hell's Angels (or both, even better!) really should read this. Awesome.
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