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Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie, Trapped Like a Rat in Mr.Bill's Neighbourhood Paperback – 1 Nov 1995
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This book drags you into Mr Bill's Neighbourhood, a world full of fear that stretches from the White House to Hollywood, where power-crazed monsters like Oliver North seize control of a nation and wallow unashamed in a Palace of Power where the only governing ethic is raw lust under a President who Thompson describes as having "the loyalty of a lizard with its tail broken off and the midnight taste of a man who'd double-date with the Revd Jimmy Swaggert". It is an ugly and disillusioning spectacle, one that only the merciful death of Richard M. Nixon explored here in all its glorious symbolism - could defuse.
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From the legendary author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Better than Sex is famed political analyst Hunter S. Thompson's breathtaking and escapading saga of what happens to campaign junkies behind the scenes of a victorious American presidential campaign.
It drags you into Mr Bill's Neighbourhood, a world that stretches from the White House to Hollywood, where power-crazed monsters like Oliver North seize control of a nation, and where the only governing ethic is raw lust under a President who Thompson describes as having 'the loyalty of a lizard with its tail broken off and the midnight taste of a man who'd double-date with the Rev. Jimmy Swaggart'.
Dr Thompson has again wandered into the savage vortex of political power, and emerged, barely, with this bizarre tale of life within the Belly of the Great American Beast.
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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 !
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.
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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