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The only weak point of this book is the poor footnotes.
Within these covers you can see the arduous revision process as Thompson struggles with the work-in-progress of his best known book, _Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas_.
My wife is a newly published writer, and we have found this collection of letters the only thing to read on the (book tour) road.
This book should be on every person's library shelf if they can appreciate the Good Doctor's writings. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
In Volume I we were introduced to someone who obviously loves to write and through his letters watch him gradually finding a unique voice and maturing into a highly skilled writer. Read morePublished 4 months ago by bobthatsme
It's a wonderful study of gonzo writing when reading Hunter S. Thompson. I used to not want to read his writing because his lifestyle made me uncomfortable, but when I approach... Read morePublished 11 months ago by shoeshopper
Not as good as "Proud Highway" but better than most books of this nature. Nobody wants you when you're down...
It's not a work at all-but a huge collection of letters, none of which refer to the book I ordered--Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Read morePublished 14 months ago by seaweed inspector
Hey, its an HST book. I found the book to be a relaxing read. It is filled with plenty of HST antics. Buy the ticket, take the ride (HST).Published 14 months ago by Scott Faubel
Fear and Loathing in America was a journey from the start to the bitter end. I couldn't stop reading. Hunter has a way of gripping you and not letting go. Love this.Published 15 months ago by Lauren McDowell
and for me and other fledgling journalists and wiseacres it was the voice crying in the wilderness that so many wanted to hear. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Guiseppe Gramanzini, Jr.
Better in some ways than the first set of letters. This period seems to havce been his most productive and lucid. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Rick Lincicome