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Sassmo
01-07-2005, 11:11 AM
Anyone read this one? I picked it up about a month ago. It had a lot of insight into Hunter S. Thompson's life. I'm still not sure whether I liked it or not because it dispelled all the myth behind the legend.
Thompson's early days were marked by yellow journalism and in his later years he became drugged out paranoid lunatic that would have brief bursts of inspiration caused by physical or monetary threats leveled by editors.
Even Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was nothing but a highly exaggerated account of one of his failed attempts to write.

3underscore
01-07-2005, 03:50 PM
Even Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was nothing but a highly exaggerated account of one of his failed attempts to write.

Well of course it was - that was part of the genius behind the whole story. He was meant to be writing about a car race, but went on an adventure of his own. To actually think that the real story was anything like described would be distressing.