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)

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This is the true Hunter S Thompson. Building his legend writing about whatever they throw at him and making it his own. It's easy to forget that despite his public persona, Thompson was a tremendous ... Read full review

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

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This is a good book. I'm not going to pretend it's anything real special. I think it's more someone trying to milk it for all it's worth, actually. And that's just fine by me. Still, going back to Hell's Angels might be a better use of your time. Read full review

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

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