Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century

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Penguin Books Limited, Mar 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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'Hot damn! Let us rumble, keep going and don't slow down ... let's have a little fun ...' In his much-anticipated memoir, Hunter S. Thompson looks back on a long and productive life. It is a story of crazed road trips fuelled by bourbon and black acid, of insane judges and giant porcupines, of girls, guns, explosives and, of course, bikes. He also takes on his dissolute youth in Louisville; his adventures in pornography; campaigning for local office in Aspen; and what it's like to accidentally be accused of trying to kill Jack Nicholson. Alongside this 'depraved and terrifying adventure', Hunter S. Thompson exposes the darkness at the heart of America today: a time when the 'goofy child President' and the New Dumb have taken control, and the nation thralls to Bush's War on Terror, War on Evil, War on Iraq, and even War on Fat ... a time when fear and loathing are greater than ever.

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Hunter's wit and writing style shine here. - Goodreads
Hunter's an interesting writer. - Goodreads
A another good read from a great lesbian writer. - Goodreads
Some of his last best writing. - Goodreads
He is just such an incredible writer. - Goodreads
His way of writing is unlike any other author. - Goodreads

Review: Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century

User Review  - E. Ce Miller - Goodreads

One of the final images in one of Hunter S. Thompson's final books: “Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century” is this: “On some nights I ... Read full review

Review: Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century

User Review  - Lisa Biesiada - Goodreads

Out of all the Thompson books, this was my favorite. It had a somewhat darker tone than the others; maybe it was hinting on his disillusionment towards the end? Whatever the case may be, it was a ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include Fear and Loathing in America, Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Proud Highway, Better Than Sex and The Rum Diary. Dr Thompson lives in a fortified compound near Aspen, Colorado.

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