Waestrel Registered User
#1

I have read, re read and loved Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by this man. His style is unlike any one else's. What is the most quintessentially "Hunter" work? I would like to steer away from any of his sport or political works, as the the setting of mid 70 american politics or sports journalism is a but hard to relate to. But I need his talk of swine, weaponry, and drug cocktails to inspire and amuse

Don't Chute! Registered User
#2

my personal favourite is 'hells angels' about his time spent following the gang around, highly recommended. also 'the rum diary' although thats a fictional novel. i also love 'the proud highway' which is a collection of his letters to random people, should'nt be so entertaining but it is! have to say anything by hunter is fantastic! hope this helps.

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Aenaes Registered User
#3

I read The Rum Diary recently. I didn't think it was my sort of book - my brother persuaded me to read it - but it's very good.

OakeyDokey Registered User
#4

I've only read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas but I absolutely loved it! I don't know why I haven't downloaded some more of his book. *runs to Amazon*

#5

I'd second the hells angels book- its pure savagery. I really enjoyed his short pieces as well. One in particular that stands out is his birthday 'prank' on Jack Nicholson, in Kingdom of Fear AFAIR.

old gregg Registered User
#6

It's been 35 years but I remember parts of the Great Shark Hunt to be pretty good. And you get to read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kentucky_Derby_Is_Decadent_and_Depraved

#7

I've just started his Hell's Angels book, and I'm hooked. I've already lined up Rum Diaries to read next.

The only other Thompson book I've read is Fear and Loathing and I loved it too.

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