Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Books: Hunter S. Thompson

I'd never read Hunter S. Thompson until being pointed towards his article "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved." After that I hit up his Wiki page and discovered that he wrote for Page 2 on (some archives here). I lost a few hours there and now I want to read his entire catalog of books and articles.

So I guess that my wish list now includes everything on this list:

  • The Rum Diary 
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century
  • "Fire in the Nuts"
  • Screw-Jack
  • The Gonzo Papers: Gonzo Papers, Vol. 1: The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time 
  • Gonzo Papers, Vol. 2: Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s
  • Gonzo Papers, Vol. 3: Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream 
  • Screw-Jack & Other Stories 
  • Gonzo Papers, Vol. 4: Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie
  • Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 
  • The Fear and Loathing Letters, Vol. 1: The Proud Highway: The Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955–1967
  • Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968–1976
  • Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness: Modern History from the Sports Desk 
  • The Mutineer: Rants, Ravings, and Missives from the Mountaintop 1977–2005
  • "The Battle of Aspen" 
  • "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved"
  • "Strange Rumblings in Aztlan"
  • "The Temptations of Jean-Claude Killy"
  • Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs · Gonzo: Photographs by Hunter S. Thompson
  • The Curse of Lono · Mistah Leary – He Dead

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