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The Great Shark Hunt : Strange Tales from a Strange Time - Hunter S. Thompson

The Great Shark Hunt

Strange Tales from a Strange Time

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Published: 6th November 2003
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Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers" is now back in print. "The Great Shark Hunt" is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style.

Ranging in date from the National Observer days to the era of "Rolling Stone, The Great Shark Hunt" offers myriad, highly charged entries, including the first Hunter S. Thompson piece to be dubbed "gonzo" -- "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved," which appeared in "Scanlan's Monthly" in 1970. From this essay a new journalistic movement sprang which would change the shape of American letters. Thompson's razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the explosive and colorful '60s and '70s.

ISBN: 9780743250450
ISBN-10: 0743250451
Series: Gonzo Papers
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 6th November 2003
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Dimensions (cm): 21.23 x 14.02  x 3.94
Weight (kg): 0.57

Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson is one of the great cultural figures of his generation. His writing spawned a whole genre (Gonzo journalism) and a myriad of imitators, but he remained the first and the finest - a cult figure whose legacy and influence lives on.

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