Fear & Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist (2020)

Fear & Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist Hunter S. Thompson Douglas Brinkley David Halberstam Fear Loathing in America The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist Brazen incisive and outrageous as ever Hunter S Thompson is back with another astonishing volume of his private correspondence the highly anticipated follow up to The Proud Highway When that first
  • Title: Fear & Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist
  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson Douglas Brinkley David Halberstam
  • ISBN: 9780684873152
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Hardcover
Fear & Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist Hunter S. Thompson Douglas Brinkley David Halberstam Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, Hunter S Thompson is back with another astonishing volume of his private correspondence, the highly anticipated follow up to The Proud Highway When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it deliriously entertaining Rolling Stone called it brilliant beyond description and The New York Times celeBrazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, Hunter S Thompson is back with another astonishing volume of his private correspondence, the highly anticipated follow up to The Proud Highway When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it deliriously entertaining Rolling Stone called it brilliant beyond description and The New York Times celebrated its wicked humor and bracing political conviction Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never before published letters show Thompson building his legend running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado creating the seminal road book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas twisting political reporting to new heights for Rolling Stone and making sense of it all in the landmark Fear and Loathing On the Campaign Trail 72 To read Thompson s dispatches from these years addressed to the author s friends, enemies, editors, and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.Provocative and revealing, Fear and Loathing in America cements Hunter S Thompson s reputation as one of the great literary and cultural icons of our time the only man alive to have ridden with both the Hell s Angels and Richard Nixon.
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  1. Mary

    Jesus H Christ almighty, but I MISS this man.This is a compendium of letters written, both personal and professional correspondence, between 1968 and 1976 that shows not only the biting wit but the razor sharp intellect of this now gone author You know how people make off handed comments like a light went out or we lost something important when he died And you think to yourself, yeah, yeah, everyone says that kind of thing when someone dies sometimes just to be polite Well, however over used, th [...]

  2. Kilburn Adam

    This collection of letters starts in 1968 HST is living in Woody Creek, The Rum Diary has been written and Hells Angels has been published Not only does it give an insight into who HST really was but it also lets you see his writing process and where his ideas came from He spent the first three years of this book struggling to write a book called The Joint Chiefs about the death of the American dream and the letters to Jim Silberman from Random House document his frustration and inability to con [...]

  3. Tim

    Listening to this represents a couple of firsts for me as a reader It was the first time I have read the letters of a writer whose books I have not yet read In addition, it marked the first time I have experienced a collection of letters in the audiobook format That worked pretty well, since his letters make for good listening, and since the book provides a lot of insight into the life and thoughts of Thompson during the most creative period of his life I am familiar with the legend of the notor [...]

  4. Nicholas

    You sometimes get the feeling from his published works that HST lived a carefree life of hedonism and financial success.These two volumes of correspondence counter that myth and paint a picture of a man in the throes of impending poverty,furiously burning the midnight oil in an attempt to extract fees and expense accounts to fend off the bailiff, and get credit at the local store.Its a hefty book and there s a few superfluous letters in there but on the whole its all compelling stuff if you want [...]

  5. Raegan Butcher

    Collected letters of HST from 1967 to 1976 Very funny stuff He takes aim at the usual targets, Nixon, greed, etc etc as well as many savage and outlandish threats directed at everyone from his old friend , the long suffering Ralph Steadman, to the operator of the local Colorado Tv station Hunter s Thompson was truly a one of a kind human being.

  6. Drew

    This huge tome of Hunter Thompson s correspondence took me approximately two months to read, but that doesn t mean that I didn t like it In fact, I enjoyed it quite a bit However, the format leant itself to being put down for extended periods of time before returning to it There s not much of any connection or narrative flow between one letter and the next, and most of the time, the other half of Thompson s correspondence is not reproduced here, so the reader is left to guess at what exactly has [...]

  7. Brian

    This thick volume was a good look at the world of Hunter S Thompson from the time of his first real success with Hell s Angels to the release of his first collection The Great Shark Hunt The letters in this volume discuss his often rocky relationship with Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, his money troubles he never became wealthy despite his apparent public success, his friendships with William Kennedy, Oscar Acosta, and George McGovern, among others, and most importantly his struggles tryin [...]

  8. Scott

    You d think one would get tired of 6 years worth of correspondence in re asking for payment, asking for advances, demanding payments, asking for loans, bitching about money payments and advances and expenses , and after all that, begging for editorial compass But not here As good as he was as a political journalist, he comes out looking even better after reading these 6 years worth of missives Wish there were folks like him now we need them.

  9. Jeremy Hunter

    Fear and Loathing in America is Hunter S Thompson s second collection of correspondence letters Occasionally the letters are amusing, for example Thompson s feud with a local CBS television affiliate over their broadcast times of Lassie Most of the letters cover Hunter s money problems and arguments with his editors The biggest reveal of this collection is that Hunter s public persona and his private life where one in the same This collection is strictly for the Thompson obsessives.

  10. Ron

    While the first volume of Thompson s letters showed us the nascent writer with little than aspirations and a very limited sense of his own style, writing mostly to friends, family, and certain new acquaintances while roaming the world as a young man, the second volume shows the true character of a man who may not have been what we all thought Thompson is now a professional writer who has had some critical and financial success and has become caught up in the very cult of celebrity he decries so [...]

  11. Kate

    What can I say This was an amazing and brilliant book It s just this amazing and wonderful glimpse into the life of a professional journalist It s been a long time since I ve read a book that I was loathe to put down I get so caught up in just getting a book read and crossing it off my list, but this one This one I miss I wish I could pick it up and read it all over again for the first time Now, I went in, pretty much knowing nothing at all about Thompson I ve never read anything by Thompson I h [...]

  12. Sheri

    I love this book I love this author journalist all around fabulous entertainer Enough said I should have Better Than Sex on my shelf, but it was stolen in 2001

  13. Chris

    I ve recently been given a copy of the audiobook for review Here it is I ve recently listened to Fear and Loathing in America, by Hunter S Thompson, read by Malcom Hillgartner, ISBN 9781482998337 This is a single voice production, no sound effects Very subtle voice changes are detected depending on the writer What a monster of a book a great listen, and highly recommended for any HST fan The voice is just edgy enough to keep the book listenable but deliver that believability that you are listeni [...]

  14. Anubis

    As with this first volume of letters, this collection from HST gives valuable insight into the working mind of a legend He also provides a rare glimpse into the hell that is writing for money, from haggling with publishers and editors over fees and expenses to charting a course of action, gaining press credentials and determining a focus, for writing some of his best known articles This collection begins after publication of Hells Angels and takes the reader on a journey that stops at some of th [...]

  15. David

    This is a very thorough collection of letters memos that were written to from Hunter S Thompson b w 1968 and 1976 Although it is extremely long and a bit repetitive, but each letter has something new to offer it is one of my favorite HST works This time period encompasses the release of Hell s Angels, the creation and publication of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72 and many infamous articles that were eventually compiled in the Gonzo Papers books.This [...]

  16. Joseph

    After reading the first volume of Thompson s letters, The Proud Highway Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955 67, I picked up this second volume, which covers the time period during which he wrote his most well known book, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, in preparation for a re reading of that seminal work.Like the letters in the first volume, those in The Brutal Odyssey show both a side of the writer that many will find unfamiliar i.e an insightful political analyst as well as the Raoul D [...]

  17. Kristen Wenzel

    I m in process of slogging through this one, the sections relevant to Thompson s run for Sherriff and the journalistic trips that resulted in Fear and Loathing are enteratining and exciting to read, even if the former get a little redundant as he explains himself to his wide range of correspondents friends, agents, editors, various swine in the political arena I have laughed out loud several times at his viscious tongue in cheek letters to friends, as well as his diatribes to manufacturers on pr [...]

  18. Richard Ward

    This 2nd volume of collected letters covers probably the most fertile period of HST s professional life to date, that gave rise to his best known works Fear and loathing in Las Vegas and Fear and loathing on the campaign trail A common thread running throughout is Thompson s plans to write a book on the death of the american dream, a project he has yet to fully realise, but that has been a recurrent theme in his work you also get a good insight into how FL in Las Vegas was written basically it s [...]

  19. Ira

    The multi volume collection of letters is an unexpected gift for those who love HST Perhaps not every single letter in the set is attention grabbing, but take the stop and shop method and read what you want His correspondence with childhood friends, autors, enemies, and politicians among others is exciting, insightful, hilarious and sometimes just depressing I count the fear and loathing books among the best I have ever read but these hold a very high place on the totem pole for me, not just amo [...]

  20. Maze Martinez

    This book is likely to always be on my Currently Reading shelf since I randomly pick it up and read excerpts whenever I am in the mood for a rant, a raving tirade pointed seemingly haphazardly at whomever should happen to cross paths with the mercurial and sharp tongued Hunter S Thompson.Basically this is a collection of correspondences between Thompson and a whole entourage of characters from book publishers and magazine editors, personal friends, TV station executives, newspapers, political co [...]

  21. Malloreon

    The dumbest and lamest book I ve ever read I read this book for a book club meet up and I was bored beyond belief What was fascinating was all the women in my book club loved the book and thought it was so interesting, but to me this book was nothing than jazz hands from a loser trying way too hard to hype up his lame existence adventures The few times I ve been high on weed were infinitely interesting than the nonsense penned in this book For all the hardcore vomit inducing drugs this guy con [...]

  22. Patrick

    A must read for all Thompson fans Through his personal correspondence, you see the beginnings and the growth of Gonzo journalism he is assigned Ralph Steadman for the Derby only when Hunter s first choice is off on another job , all culminating in the Vegas book Tracking the expansion of his skills and method is tedious at times, but an education in writingchokengtitik

    titikchokeng157 The Great Scorer will like that story and when he adds it in with the others, he will know that he is dealing [...]

  23. Chris

    A great book about not compromising on your dreams The book begins just before he met R Steadman and ends just before he started to believe the myth he had created.There is no better way to get a view of a persons life as he saw it, through hi own eyes than by reading his letters, especially when the man is a prolific letter writer The third book in this series has been delayed for a couple of years, probably because it is from 77 05 that he began to sink himself into oblivion, it s sure to be a [...]

  24. David Ward

    Fear and Loathing in America The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist The Gonzo Letters, Volume II, 1968 1976 by Hunter S Thompson Simon Shuster 2001 Biography This contains much of Thompson s correspondence between 1968 and 1976 It includes correspondence about his run for sheriff of Aspen, Colorado, about the making of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and about the 1972 presidential campaign Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72 I found this to be quite tedious DNF My rating 6.5 10, fini [...]

  25. Geoff

    It s HST and I loved it A great insight into a period of a man s life from his point of view and at the time it happened A man who said it like he saw it, and walked it like he talked it Whether his views are for you they are for me or not, it s still an entertaining, open and honest read One that I would imagine is impossible not to get anything out of For example, on a writing level alone, witnessing the thought processes that go into producing a text worthy of being read outside of one s sign [...]

  26. Spencer Jordan

    Just like F.A.L In Las Vegas, but different setting with an ever wilder story I really have began to enjoy Hunter Thompson books because they are just so abstract compared to any other real world books His adventures tripping in drugs give such an interesting twist to the story line, and being such a good writer makes the book read very fluently I would recommend this book to a certain person, possibly anyone who is a little bit insane or whoever has the patients to comprehend his descriptive sc [...]

  27. Joseph

    Bought this waaaaayyy back in either 00 or 01 Better late than neverDidn t finish due to12 29 08 As much as I love the good doc s work, I can t bring myself to finish it right now The letters are funny and highly inspirational at times, but they drag on and are kinda monotonous I m sure it gets better later in the book so I ll come back to it when I m back on a Gonzo kick Right now I m feeling a bit Bukowskian.

  28. Mike

    I love this book, I picked it up right after HST died I used to bring it along to all my boring temp assignments and it was always entertaining and interesting The only trouble was that I got so into Thompson s rash attitude that it made me really abrasive and irrational myself sometimes But I was very impressed with a book that held my attention so well over 750 pages of personal correspondence.

  29. Darin Campbell

    I liked this collection of letters better than The Proud Highway though that was great too This volume focuses on the years when Thompson made his name as a writer with the publication of Hells Angels and also deals with the genesis of his most well known book, Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas A fascinating read by one of my favourite authors, we re fortunate he kept copies of all his letters, as the light they shed on his career and struggles with publishers etc is invaluable

  30. Harish Venkatesan

    hst was a nut he was also brilliant this collection of letters tracing through his career as a writer reflects both truths i read this right after the biographical gonzo , which made it interesting to see his life from multiple perspectives i d recommend a similar course in order to get a real handle on that era, and this man s take on key events that happened then for example, the brutal 1968 chicago democratic convention, a turning point in a number of ways.

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