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You need look no further for this writer's best: this collection of pieces, first published in 1979, spans all of Thompson's primo era, including short pieces and selections from longer works. The Great Shark Hunt sports a few articles filed by a pre-Gonzo Hunter S. Thompson, which show flickers of passion but no real fire; the first experiments with the author's drug-fueled brand of journalism at the Kentucky Derby; and finally the gigs that made him an American institution, in Las Vegas and on the 1972 campaign trail.
Thompson's style is so unique that a reader is tempted to think that he leapt, fully formed, into Gonzohood. However, along with the crazy, careening prose itself, one of the auxiliary pleasures of The Great Shark Hunt is the map that it gives of Thompson's ascent (or descent, if you prefer) from the workaday hyperbole of sports writing to the hell-blast vigor of his later work. The drugs are, by and large, a distraction--lifestyle points that get in the way of the genuinely perceptive journalism that Thompson created. (But they are there, always, and in quantity.) If you're looking for insight into the underbelly of America, Hunter S. Thompson is your best and only guide, and The Great Shark Hunt is an excellent place to begin the grim safari. --Michael Gerber -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
This book is a collection of his works for Rolling Stone and Fear and Loathing on the campaign trail of '72. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 15. Juni 2000 von Garett Piencikowski
Before the world became jaded and hopeless, before the good doctor became a world-renown celebrity, before he was regularly given free women and/or drugs, before he became a... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 24. September 1999 veröffentlicht
A MUST READ! Not only can Thompson's novel reflect what we think to ourselves, but it goes further into bringing out the past which some of us weren't alive to live through. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 30. April 1999 veröffentlicht
The book is incredible, the first Thompson I was exposed to was Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas the motion picture, which was incredible. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 4. Februar 1999 von NYper99@aol.com
The work contained in this volume shows definitively what made Thompson one of the great journalists of his time. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 24. August 1998 veröffentlicht