ballard.katy, October 21, 2007 (view all comments by ballard.katy)
Thompson’s words lure the mind in and make it easy to find yourself in his place. He lives carefree and observes life with a stern shoulder in disbelief of the so called “doomed generation” he speaks so frequently of. He generates the mind with his talk of life as he travels a rather vast area of the world in pursuit of the “American Dream” he holds dear to him. Hunter was a very unique individual. Before his death at his most favorable retreat in Woody Creek, he had wanted his remains to be catapulted out of a huge Gonzo fist (a fist with two thumbs) cannon n which they were. He lived a very colorful and rebellious life and in many ways, changed the way I think of life.
Hunter S. Thompson, the original Gonzo Journalist.
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lukas, August 27, 2007 (view all comments by lukas)
Thompson's sole novel, long thought lost, is a semi-autobiographical, epsiodic, drink soaked tale of journalist working in 1950's Puerto Rico. The protagonist plunges into bad behavior, heavy drinking, sex, and, only occasionally, work. As with Thompson's non-fiction, the prose is both slightly crazed and lucid, full of acute observations. There's also a melancholy strain that gives it, despite the debauchery, an almost soulful quality.
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Simon & Schuster -
Begun in 1959 by a then-twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, andlt;Iandgt;The Rum Diaryandlt;/Iandgt; is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s. Exuberant and mad, youthful and energetic, andlt;Iandgt;The Rum Diaryandlt;/Iandgt; is an outrageous, drunken romp in the spirit of Thompson's bestselling andlt;Iandgt;Fear and Loathing in Las Vegasandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Hell's Angels.andlt;/Iandgt;
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