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Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream (Picador Books) Paperback – 5 Jun 1992

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; 1st Edition edition (5 Jun. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 033032005X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330320054
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 19.7 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,271,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Washington Post Book World"

"Songs of the Doomed" allows us to track Thompson's evolution as a writer, and hence the evolution of the form he played such a major role in creating.



Tom Wolfe

There are only two adjectives writers care about anymore..."brilliant" and "outrageous.,."and Hunter Thompson has a freehold on both of them.



"Washington Post Book World""Songs of the Doomed" allows us to track Thompson's evolution as a writer, and hence the evolution of the form he played such a major role in creating.

"Washington Post Book World" "Songs of the Doomed" allows us to track Thompson's evolution as a writer, and hence the evolution of the form he played such a major role in creating.

Tom Wolfe There are only two adjectives writers care about anymore..."brilliant" and "outrageous..".and Hunter Thompson has a freehold on both of them. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

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‘Thompson’s best work of the past three decades’ New York Times Book Review --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

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By A Customer on 24 Feb. 1999
Format: Paperback
If you can't decide between the three of these 'Gonzo Papers' volumes, then buy this one. It is the best without a doubt, stretching across five decades of Hunter's naughty behaviour. I loved it, hated it and it made me laugh.
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This compendium begins with an abortive short story that Thompson obviously couldn't be bothered to finish, or ran out of inspiration. That pretty much sets the tone for the whole book. Thompson seems to print anything he has lying about and gets away with it. Alot of this is regurgitated material - from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Curse of Lono - serously, there's alot of excerpts reprinted verbatim.
I remember being quite frustrated when I bought this. It would be best described as a Hunter S. Thompson Reader. But not half as good as The Great Shark Hunt (the 'high-water mark' of Thompson's journalism).
Isn't the cover photo great though?
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An edited highlights of one of the greatest writers ever to put typewriter to page.
If you were wondering what he'd been up to for the last 25 years this is the place to catch up.
Wit, chaos and intrigue as the Doctor guides you through the 80s and 90s.
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Once again HST over achieves and surprises, his sense of shock that the "American Dream" proves more elusive than ever, deserves close attention. Please challenge this point of view.

JLC
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