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Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80sby Hunter S. Thompson
A running tally of the folly of the 80's, the decade known for men of "huge brains, small necks, weak muscles and fat wallets.." - NYT Book Review
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The Detroit News Thompson's style is still as sharp as it was when he pistol-whipped America into seeing the logic of his doomed, drug-induced vision in Hell's Angels and later in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Houston Chronicle At his best he has the kind of trenchant, mordant wit of H. L. Mencken and Mark Twain.
William F. Buckley, Jr. Indisputably a hugely important sociological phenomenon.
Meet the Author
Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, The Rum Diary, and Better than Sex. He died in February 2005.
- Date of Birth:
- July 18, 1937
- Date of Death:
- February 20, 2005
- Place of Birth:
- Louisville, Kentucky
- Place of Death:
- Woody Creek, Colorado
- U.S. Air Force, honorably discharged in 1957
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I started reading HST's writings with 'Songs of the Doomed' and he made reading fun again!In a short time I had read all of the good doctors writings.'Generation of Swine'is a warm,exciting,funny tale of adventure that I would highly recommend.Shame shame Mr.Vigilante.I could write for the National Review in my sleep!
Gonzo journalism at its best as Hunter S. Thompson surveys the political landscape of the early 80s in search of the lost American dream. Generation of Swine: Gonzo Papers Vol. 2: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the ‘80s, reads like a collection of his journals and writings from this famed writers. Hunter puts together a collection of his writings and thoughts that delve on subjects all across the spectrum. Reading this book close to 25 years after its publication gives you a yearning for a simpler time. No war, out of control deficits or a broken partisan system existed at that time. He ends with his disdain of Daddy Bush, but covers the whole spectrum of the happenings of the bubble gum pop Gipper lead era.