Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century
'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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Review: Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American CenturyUser 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
Review: Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American CenturyUser Review - Paul - Goodreads
I was worried halfway through that this wasn't up to Hunter's usual freewheeling standards, but an excellent and madcap series of vignettes in the final third rescue it. Read full review