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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2007

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    Imagine going inside the world of the 1960¿s motorcycle gang ¿Hells Angels¿. This is what journalist Hunter S. Thompson did when he received a writing assignment to explore the lives of the 1960¿s largest gang. He rode with them for a year, gaining stories and acquaintances. Unfortunately, the book Hells Angels includes mostly facts and quotes from newspaper articles instead of stories of the first hand accounts Hunter Thompson encountered. When I first picked up the book, I assumed I would be getting an inside look at one of the most notorious gangs of the sixties. Instead I found myself skimming many pages of redundant conclusions that came of no interest to me. Don¿t get me wrong, there were a few flavorful, interesting stories, but I don¿t believe they could spice up the book enough to make it all worth reading. Thompson¿s message gets lost in a bunch of repetitive analysis of how the media wrongly portrayed the infamous motorcycle gang. It sparked my interest to hear the ¿dirty, criminals¿ we hear about, might just be made out to be worse than they are but as I read on, the factual evidence didn¿t do much for my interest. Thompson wants you to believe there is a kinder, gentler side to the rough, dangerous riders, but he doesn¿t use enough interesting examples to hold your interest throughout the entire book. Hells Angels deserved two or three stars. It is not poorly written, but if you¿re looking to learn more of The Angels reputation and life through first hand stories, I would not recommend this book. However, if you can manage to finish the entire book without getting too bored, Thompson does provide some interesting views on the Hells Angels, that you may have never known.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2004

    Not much here

    This is good if youre interested in nfinding about hells angels, but is not like fear and loathing or Rum diary, its very repetetive and doesnt conjure up much

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