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Gonzo: The Life Of Hunter S. Thompson

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6th November 2008

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781847441911

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Few American lives are stranger or wilder than that of Hunter S. Thompson. Born a rebel in Kentucky, Thompson spent a lifetime channelling his energy into such landmark works as FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS – and his provocative style revolutionised writing.

Now, for the first time ever, Jann Wenner and Corey Seymour have interviewed Thompson’s friends, family and colleagues and woven their memories into a brilliant oral biography. From Hell’s Angels leader Sonny Barger, to Ralph Steadman, to Jack Nicholson, more than 100 members of Thompson’s inner circle bring into vivid focus the life of a man who was more complicated and talented than any previous portrait has shown. It’s all here: the creative frenzies, the love affairs, the drugs, booze and guns, and, ultimately, the tragic suicide. As Thompson was fond of saying, “Buy the ticket, take the ride.”

Reviews

GQ
An excellent oral history tribute to Hunter S. Thompson
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
For those who like their literary entertainment with a little more snarl to it
International Herald Tribune
A wonderfully entertaining chronicle of Hunter's (life)