Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, Hunter S. Thompson is back with another astonishing volume of his private correspondence, the highly anticipated follow-up to The Proud Highway. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it “deliriously entertaining”; Rolling Stone called it “brilliant beyond description”; and The New York Times celebrated its “wicked humor and bracing political conviction.”Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado; creating the seminal road book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; twisting political reporting to new heights for Rolling Stone; and making sense of it all in the landmark Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ‘72. To read Thompson’s dispatches from these years — addressed to the author’s friends, enemies, editors, and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut — is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.Provocative and revealing, Fear and Loathing in America cements Hunter S. Thompson’s reputation as one of the great literary and cultural icons of our time — the only man alive to have ridden with both the Hell’s Angels and Richard Nixon.
If, like me, you’re a HST fan then this is a must-read.
Just saw “The Dallas Buyers Club”. Really good. Matthew Mcconaughey and Jared Leto both deserve to win tonight. I think “12 Years a Slave” will win Best Picture. Cate Blanchett will win Best Actress.