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Hunter: the Strange and Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson [Paperback]

E.Jean Carroll
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27 Jan 1994
Turbo-journalist Carroll delivers the shocking truth about the man she calls "the whoopie cushion under the seat of power". This unflinchingly decadent biography is one of the juiciest, sexiest, and funniest to come along in a long time. 16 pages of photos.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: New American Library (27 Jan 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452271290
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452271296
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 248,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1.0 out of 5 stars DON'T BUY THIS! 26 Dec 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
My first Kindle purchase and I get ripped off! Only has a few chapters then a link to a (free) download.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed 23 Nov 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This isn't really a proper biography. It's a bit of a gimmick, writing about Hunter Thompson in the style of Hunter Thompson. I'd say download the free sample and if you're into this sort of thing then buy the book. It doesn't cost much. But for me, I just couldn't be bothered with it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just a sample on the Kindle... not the full book 19 Dec 2011
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Maybe I just misread the product description, but I felt like the way this book listed in the Kindle marketplace it would have been the full text and was inclined to make the awesomely priced $1.99 purchase. However, as I started reading the book only about 50 pages later did I come across a message stating, "This is the end of the Kindle edition of this book, you can read the full book for free online." I would have gladly paid $5 to read the full book on my kindle, rather than have to go to the website, waste $2 on a product that I will likely not finish now.

The book itself so far seems fairly interesting, if not a little disjointed, and is a Hunter bio written in the gonzo style.

I'd recommend just checking this book out for free online (can do a Google search to find it), if you are interested in reading it, and pick up a Hunter S. Thompson classic on your Kindle instead.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best HST bio there is 10 Oct 2011
By Joe Porletto - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Hunter S. Thompson has been my favorite author since I was a teen, and once I read through all of his works I needed more. I started checking out the various biographies written about the famous "Gonzo" journalist, but found a lot of them lacking in real detail. None of them had the emotional connection or insight into Hunter, one of America's most creative and original writers. Then I read HUNTER: The Strange and Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson. The author's personal connection to Hunter may just be the reason why this biography stands out among the rest. I find myself going back to it frequently and rereading sections that give me a clearer and deeper understanding about the events and circumstances in Hunter's life that shaped him into the incredible, prolific writer he became. I have the original hard copy and now picked it up for my Kindle as well. Highly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars strange life, indeed 10 Oct 2011
By E. Bertelli - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm a fan of E. Jean Carroll's work and with HUNTER she outdid herself. E. Jean and Ms. Snap found their way into Thompson's heart and psyche and we are the better for it. A wonderful format allows us into the life of Hunter S. Thompson in all his contrarian glory. This book is saucy, raunchy, dangerous, poignant, funny and true--well, mostly so. Enjoy.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meet the man behind the myth 10 Oct 2011
By Gavin Caruthers - Published on Amazon.com
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I've read many of Hunter S. Thompson's books and I've always been intrigued by his persona, or the man behind the myth, so to speak.
Carroll's HUNTER fit the bill perfectly in helping me to understand the real Hunter S. Thompson. Because the author spent time with him, and she includes extensive first-hand interviews with many people who knew him, the book really draws an outstanding portrait of what the guy was really like. This book is well-researched, extremely well-organized and it also has some gonzo moments of its own---it's laugh-out-loud funny more than once. Thompson's amazing and bazaar personality is given a human side in this terrific read.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the whole book. Ends abruptly with a link to get the book for free 25 Dec 2011
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Noth the whole book. It's the first chapter than a page stating "author is too lazy to go on converting HUNTER into an e-book. To read the rest of the book FREE----yes, free----go to [...]"
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