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About the Author
Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include Fear and Loathing in America, Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Proud Highway, Better Than Sex and The Rum Diary. A contributor to various national and international publications, Dr Thompson lives in a fortified compound near Aspen, Colorado.
Top Customer Reviews
The stories included in this book include ,amongst others, the tale of Thompson's first run-in with the authorities as a child, an interesting take on what 9/11 means for American society, and the story of Jack Nicholson's birthday. The latter story had me laughing uncontrollably for ten minutes, thanks to the outrageousness of the events, but also to Hunter S. Thompson's sublime gift for making incredibly shocking things seem like nothing out of the ordinary.
This book needs to be read. It will disappoint neither Hunter S. Thompson virgins nor those more familiar with his work.
By all means, buy the good doctor's full books, but as an affordable introduction to Hunter S. Thompson's work this little volume is worth the £1.50 for the following quote about September 11, 2001:
"That's why I live out here in the mountains with a flag on my porch and loud Wagner music blaring out of my speakers. I feel lucky, and I have plenty of ammunition. That is God's will, they say, and that is also why I shoot into the darkness at anything that moves. Sooner or later, I will hit something Evil and feel no Guilt. It might be Osama bin Laden. Who knows? And where is Adolf Hitler, now that we finally need him? It is bad business to go into War without a target."
~ Hunter S. Thompson
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Released by Penguin as part of a `taster' book series given away with The Times and Starbucks in 2007, this is a selection of extracts from Thompson's autobiography KINGDOM OF... Read morePublished on 3 Dec. 2011 by I Read, Therefore I Blog