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4.0 out of 5 stars Large Dose of (almost) Classic HST, with Mescal on the side, 12 Jun. 2003
This review is from: Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century (Hardcover)
Hmmm, where to start with this? Those seasoned HST readers among us will know better than to expect anything on a par with F&L in Las Vegas or any of his earlier efforts, so the question remains: How badly does this measure up against those classic works? And the answer is: Taken on its own merits it's a good book, BUT... obviously it can't compare to Hells Angels & F&L.
Thompson's last 'proper' book, was 1994's "Better than Sex", which frankly wasn't. His letters collections have made for interesting reading, and this latest follows along the same route. However, be warned that A Lot of the stuff in here is basically rehashed retellings of HST 'adventures' that you've probably read elsewhere, though everything in it is better than his dashed off sports columns for ESPN.
Buy this book, in spite of its faults you won't regret it. Proof that the fun still hasn't quite stopped in Owl Farm. Selah...
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