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Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2003

    The best book of the year!!

    Kingdom of Fear has Thompson's usual insane narrative and jumping around but it is as potent as ever even all these years after Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Hunter Thompson has never stopped being an important author or above all journalist and this book has little snap shots into his personal and professional life that even a casual fan of his will find interesting. But make no mistake, this book isn't just for Thompson fans, it's for anyone who was alive in the 20th century.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2003

    I rate this book AWESOME!

    I have flipped through this book at the store near where I live, and let me tell you: This man is one honest dude! He may be 65, but from what is in this book you would never even care that he was born long before the stuff us 20 somethings were born with. This book is 100% pure genious, and I would recommend it to Daniel Rather, Bill O'Reilly, Dr Laura Schlessinger, Rev Al Sharpton and Rev Jesse Jackson, all the censors at ABC News, NBC News, Fox News and anyone who wants to see just how true Plato's cave theory is... just by reading this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2003

    Too Much Fun Club

    Ok, so Hunter might use certain phrases a little too often at points, but if thats the worst criticism an author faces then its not too shabby. The book is amazing, i guess its a memoir but its not, just like any other Hunter book you learn something new about him, but at the same time must take everything with a grain of salt wandering what is or is not true. Now for the good stuff: Hunter is a literary giant and deserves to be, his prose is like no other his ability to instill feelings of "fear and loathing" is unmatched. Just when that starts to get too much, the laughter rolls in, a sick and twisted laughter yes but laughter none the less, displayed perfectly in his story about "The Judge", a certain supreme court justice who had certain problems with a certain female. Hunter discusses his campaign for sheriff of Aspen as well as the criminal charges brough against him in the 90's. The book is a priceless gem, but if you have not read any other Hunter i would choose another book first, probably fear and loathing in las vegas or if you are looking for the more hardcore journalism go with Hell's Angels...if you have waded in the pool that is Gonzo, then take a deep breath in prepare to be submerged and thrust into the life of one of the greatest authors of the modern era

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Brilliant

    Some of Hunters best work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2004

    The King of Gonzo

    Another great piece by the master of Gonzo journalism. His life stories make for a tome far greater, and better, than War and Peace. A true legend!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2003

    A great book/memoir/gonzo journalism

    Just got the book yesterday, so I haven't had a chance to read it through all the way, but Hunter really seems to go into detail about his 1990 lifestyle bust. He has a lot to say about the the Bush's........Its been a really good read so far....Includes Fear and Loathing in Elko, Taco Stand and he also writes about his time as night manager of the O'Farell theater in SF

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