The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time

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Pan Macmillan, Mar 22, 2012 - History - 624 pages
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‘Well . . .yes, and here we go again’ Dr Hunter S. Thompson

Indeed we do. Here, in one chunky volume, is the best of gonzo. From Private Thompson in trouble with the air force, to the devastating portrait of the ageing Muhammad Ali. Taking in the Kentucky Derby, Freak Power in the Rockies, Nixon in ’68, McGovern in ’72, Fear and Loathing at the Watergate, Jimmy Carter and the Great Leap of Faith – and much more. An indispensable compendium of decadence, depravity and horse-sense.

‘Hunter Thompson elicits the same kind of admiration one would feel for a streaker at Queen Victoria’s funeral’ William F. Buckley

‘No other reporter reveals how much we have to fear and loathe, yet does it so hilariously. Now that the dust of the sixties has settled, his hallucinated vision strikes one as having been the sanest’ Nelson Algren

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Review: The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time (The Gonzo Papers #1)

User Review  - 1.1 - Goodreads

I will preface this review by stating that I thoroughly enjoyed Songs of the Doomed and loved Generation of Swine, which might not be salient to the average reader, but I have read a bunch of Hunter's ... Read full review

Review: The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time (The Gonzo Papers #1)

User Review  - Dilley Sue - Goodreads

A collection of Hunter's Best work that stands on its own. It includes excerpts from some of HST's longer works (Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, The Hell's Angels, etc.) and reprints of some ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) was an American journalist widely regarded as the father of gonzo journalism.

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