Great Shark Hunt
‘Well . . . yes, and here we go again’ Dr Hunter S. Thompson
Indeed we do. Here, in one chunky volume, is the best of Gonzo. From Private Thompson in trouble with the Air Force, to the devastating portrait of the ageing Muhammad Ali. Taking in the Kentucky Derby, Freak Power in the Rockies, Nixon in ’68, McGovern in ’72, Fear and Loathing at the Watergate, Jimmy Carter and the Great Leap of Faith – and much more. An indispensable compendium of decadence, depravity and horse-sense.
‘Hunter Thompson elicits the same kind of admiration one would feel for a streaker at Queen Victoria’s funeral’ William F. Buckley, New York Times Book Review
‘No other reporter reveals how much we have to fear and loathe, yet does it so hilariously. Now that the dust of the sixties has settled, his hallucinated vision strikes one as having been the sanest’ Nelson Algren
‘He became our official crazy, patrolling the edge. He reported back that the paranoids were right, and they were . . . He is also, as if this needs to be said, hilarious. It is nice to think of him, naked on his porch in Colorado, drinking Wild Turkey and shooting at rocks. Somewhere, beyond John Denver, he smells injustice. Scales grow on his torso; wings sprout on his feet. Up, up and away . . . it’s Captain Paranoid! The Duke of Gonzo! Supergeek!’ John Leonard, New York Times