My fascination with Hunter Thompson came shortly after watching
the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I liked the movie, but
thought it could have been better, however I thought Johnny Depp was
amazing in it. I soon found out that this movie was based on the
true life journals of a man named Hunter S. Thompson. I then bought the book like half the other people in this nation to only find out that it's one of the best books I ever read. I just really love
Thompson's writing style. I have been interested in journalism
for quite some time now and if I don't get anywhere in the film
world, I would consider being a doc of journalism. I consider Hunter Thompson a big inspiration.
Wahoo! Hunter Thompson's new book The Rum Diary: The Long Lost Novel, comes out this fall!
"We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers...Also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls...not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked in a serious drug collection, the tendancy is to push it as far as you can..."
I have only a few Hunter Thompson books now but after reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, I can honestly say that Terry Gilliam's adaption of the book is actually pretty good but I still like the book better mainly because Hunter's witty remarks are damn hilarious to read. What I like the most about him is the fact that he fears nothing. He will do the lowest and most unthinkable way to get a story. A good example is in Hell's Angels when he actually hangs out with this dangrous gang on motorcycles to only find himself get seriously muffed up later in his saga. His writing really is unique and hopefully I can get him noticed a little more by this site. I'm a rising fan of his political journalism, but I will update this page whenever I read a new book by the good doctor.
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