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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, HST delves into the unholy depths US politics...., 23 Aug 2000
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An excellent read. Through his unique hap-hazard style HST delves into the murky waters of the US presedential campaign. An intrigueing insight into the underhanded, crooked campaign tactics employed, Drunken bar fights, drugs, tales of infidelity and make believe scandals, ... the ferocious nature of the campaign trail is presented here in all its glory. A fantastic insight into ruthlessness of Amercican politics, making our own political rivalries look limp-wristed and pitiful in comparison. After reading this book the presidential campaign, and indeed politics, will never seem the same again...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Is This Gonzo?, 26 Nov 2003
It has taken him 40 years, but finally, here is the essence of Gonzo journalism. Although Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is held up (justafiably) as Thompson at the peak of his powers, even the good Doctor himself acknowledges the fact that as a piece of Gonzo journalism, it failed. Everything to do with the campaign, and Thompson's coverage is here; faxes, letters, buttons, everything. This is the realisation of a style that gives the reader Hunter's experience of the events, as they happened. It can be difficult to follow at times, with pages of fax reproductions, and notebook extracts, but this is exactly the reason why the book works. You sense the confusion, the sudden turn of events, and the fact that all those involved in the campaign are trying just as hard as you to make sense of what is going on.
For those who enjoyed the linear style of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, or the Rum Diary, this may be a big shock, however it is well worth buying to see the method behind the madness.
Thompson at the icy summit of Gonzo.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fantastic!, 16 Dec 2002
Political humour at its mightiest, and probably HST's best book since _Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas_, _Better than Sex_ is an absolute charmer. The ever-skeptical HST takes on William Jefferson Clinton, little George Stephanopoulous, Big Daddy Dubbya and still has time to take the p**s out of his favourite nemesis, Richard Milhous Nixon. HST even seems to like Clinton despite himself, which makes this book even more a winner.
I raced right through this book, laughing all the way. I can't wait until Hunty has a crack at Bush Jr. . .
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars George versus Bill, 12 Oct 2003
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Callie (To the North) - See all my reviews
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One of the good Doctor's finest,the race for the White house between George Bush and Bill (I didn't inhale) Clinton
I found this book very funny,The Doctor is backing Mr Clinton,but when he interviews him in Arkansas he get's a frosty reception.It turns out Thompson is a dead ringer of a bully from a white trash family whom Clinton hated.
Thompson also hates to admit this,but he says that at least George Bush has a sense of humour
There are many frantic letters written by Thompson and many are sent to the Editor of Rolling Stone Magazine where he is trying to get the Rock'n'roll vote in favour of cigar chompin' Bill
"Fear and loathing on the campaign trail '72" was lost on me because I didn't know many of the politicians,but all the good ol' Republicans are here including Mr Baker
Yes,one of the Doctor's finest political books with many a laugh !
Gonzo rules
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4.0 out of 5 stars More truth about politics than you'll ever find in the Times, 19 Jun 2000
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stonkware@aol.com (Blaenafon, Gwent, Wales) - See all my reviews
HST peirces to the heart of Bill Clintons first presidential campaign, from incredulity to acceptance (almost!) Dr Thompson reveals the dark side to the American political campaigning Essential reading for anyone who wants to go work for that nice Mr Blair
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite as good as sex, 30 May 2012
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Another very good book by Hunter.S.Thompson. In my opinion it does not rival his commentary of the campaign trail '72. I am a big fan of the rum diaries and fear and loathing but couldn't really get into this book.
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