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In this third and most extraordinary volume of the Gonzo Papers, Thompson recalls high and hideous moments in his 30 years in the Passing Lane. With insight and integrity, the prince of Gonzo journalism charts the long, strange trip from Kennedy to Quayle.
Tom Wolfe There are only two adjectives writers care about anymore..."brilliant" and "outrageous"...and Hunter Thompson has a freehold on both of them.
|Let the Trials Begin||3|
|Last Train from Camelot||21|
|Note from Ralph Steadman||24|
|The Fifties: Last Rumble in Fat City|
|Tarred and Feathered at the Jersey Shore||29|
|Saturday Night at the Riviera||32|
|Hit Him Again, Jack, He's Crazy||35|
|Fleeing New York||60|
|The Sixties: What the Hell? it's Only Rock and Roll ...|
|Letter to Angus Cameron||67|
|The Rum Diary||69|
|Revisited: The Puerto Rican Problem||107|
|The Kennedy Assassination||111|
|Back to the U.S.A.||111|
|Hell's Angels: Long Nights, Ugly Days, Orgy of the Doomed ...||113|
|Midnight on the Coast Highway||116|
|Ken Kesey: Walking with the King||118|
|LSD-25: Res Ipsa Loquitor||120|
|Chicago 1968: Death to the Weird||122|
|First Visit with Mescalito||126|
|The Seventies: Reaping the Whirlwind, Riding the Tiger|
|Never Apologize, Never Explain||147|
|Fear and Loathing||153|
|Lies--It Was All Lies--I Couldn't Help Myself||154|
|Ed Muskie Doomed by Ibogaine: Bizarre Drug Plot Revealed||156|
|Summit Conference in Elko: Secret Gathering of the Power Elite||161|
|Opening Statement: HST||166|
|Rolling Stone: Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here||174|
|Dance of the Doomed||176|
|Checking into the Lane Xang||177|
|Whooping It Up with the War Junkies||182|
|Confidential Memo to Colonel Vo Don Giang||193|
|Memo to Jim Silberman on the Death of the American Dream||197|
|Letter to Russell Chatham||204|
|The Eighties: How Much Money do you Have?|
|Welcome to the '80s||209|
|Love on the Palm Beach Express: The Pulitzer Divorce Trial||211|
|Sugarloaf Key: Tales of the Swine Family||230|
|The Silk Road: Fast Boats on the Ocean at Night||235|
|The Mariel Boat Lift||240|
|The Murder of Colonel Evans||246|
|Letter to Ralph Steadman||253|
|Letter to Ken Kesey||261|
|Last Memo from the National Affairs Desk||263|
|Memo from the Sports Desk||270|
|Wild Sex in Sausalito||272|
|The Dukakis Problem: Another Vicious Beating for the New Whigs||275|
|Secret Cables to Willie Hearst||281|
|Re: The Column||282|
|San Francisco Examiner Columns||286|
|The New Dumb||286|
|Fear and Loathing in Sacramento||289|
|Strange Ride to Reno||292|
|Amor Vincit Omnia||294|
|The Death of Russell Chatham||297|
|I Knew the Bride When She Used to Rock and Roll||303|
|Community of Whores||306|
|Return to the Riviera Cafe||309|
|Avery: Making Sense of the '60s||311|
|German Decade: The Rise of the Fourth Reich||314|
|Turbo Must Die||318|
|Memo to Jay Johnson, Night Editor, San Francisco Examiner||320|
|Warning Issued on Cocaine||322|
|Welcome to the Nineties: Welcome to Jail|
|Nothing But Crumbs||330|
|Arrest Warrant and Charges||332|
|This Is a Political Trial ...||336|
|Thompson Hit with 5 Felonies||337|
|Memo to Hal Haddon: Attack Now||338|
|The Art of Hitting the One Iron||340|
|Motion and Order to Dismiss the Case||341|
|Hunter Hails Legal Triumph for Americans||342|
|Press Release, Owl Farm, 5/31/90||344|
|Final Analysis: Gerald Goldstein, Esq.||346|
|A Letter to The Champion: A Publication of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Keith Stroup, Executive Director||352|
|Later That Year ...||355|
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Posted December 26, 2011
Atlanta, Georgia- Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson writes about the death of the American dream in Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream: Gonzo Papers Vol. 3.
Thompson writes in short vignettes of his past and the bizarre underworld in which he often found himself in. From the sex shops of San Francisco the court room where he was falsely accused.
He candidly shares of his frustrations and the wiliness to stand up against the state in a prime example of how they have over extended the authority. With supporting documentation, the story is finally laid out.
The expose moves quickly from the fifties to the later part of the eighties as he navigates the waters in seeking his own writer¿s voice toward dealing with his new found fame.
In all of his new journalism writings you sense that Dr. Thompson was on a quest, and this journey took him closer to his inner demons that he would have expected.
This book a quirky collection from the archives of Dr. Gonzo himself and add another dimension to this famed writer.
Posted February 18, 2009
I always say that "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is my all time favorite book, but I would have to say that this collection of stories, adventures, experiences, and experiments throughout the height of his career from his time riding with the Hells Angels through the Highly Experimental Crazy period of the 60s and the wild ride of the 70s on through the dreaded 80s, is probably the ultimate works in my mind. This collection has all the greatest elements that Thompson brings to the table. My favorite exerpt is from a short book he wrote called Screw Jack...the chapter is called "First Visit With Mescalito," which is Thompson's first time using Mescaline. It's a top notch Gonzo epic and Thompson makes you feel as if you are right there with him. I don't know how he wrote the chapter since he did so while on the drug inside of his hotel, but his experience is hilarious and true to the heart. Anybody who has ever tried any kind of Mind Altering, Consiousness Expanding drugs would know what Thompson is experiencing in this chapter will laugh out loud to his actions. Thompson has a lot of exerpts from his previous works, but this book also has a lot more, with notes and even letters to his friends and editors. One that sticks out in my mind is his letter to his friend and fellow writer Ken Kesey of "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest." It's a short, but hilarious reply to Kesey and you see that Thompson carries his Gonzo style writing into everything he does, even letters. So if you love Thompson, pick this one up, it's a must have and I guarentee it's worth it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 18, 2005
An extensive insight into the workings of Gonzo journalism and Gonzo fiction. You can see it work, and evolve in every story, journal, report, and letter.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 29, 2009
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Posted September 4, 2009
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