Tuesday 31 July 2007

A Brutal Odyssey. An Outlaw Journalist.

Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968-1976. A collection of letters composed by a certain Hunter S Thompson. A quotation:

"Beer on whiskey, mighty risky - Whiskey on beer, never fear."

A wise man. The Good Doctor.


UnaRocks said...

Have this one. It's tough going though, have never managed to read more than a third or so of it.

Kingdom of Fear gives a better picture I think.

John Cav said...

It certainly is. Decidedly worth it though.

I quite enjoy the letters sent to his family, especially the ones to his mother. They display an unusually benevolent Hunter:

"It was even better to see that you've got the drinking under control. I'm proud of you."

Would you believe I have never been able to track down a copy of Kingdom Of Fear. To my eternal shame. Suggestions?