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  - Deborah Schuff - Goodreads

This first volume of the Gonzo Papers collects articles from the '60's and 70's. I relived Watergate. I learned that LA police racist killings are not a new thing ("Strange Rumblings in Aztlan"). I ... Read full review

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

User Review  - David Hartzheim - Goodreads

The Doctor is in....sane. More good stuff from the man who should have known better. 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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