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Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 | [Hunter S. Thompson]

Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72

An iconic and controversial figure in American literature, Hunter S. Thompson displayed a brilliance that forever changed journalism. Thompson’s follow-up to The Proud Highway, this second volume of private, never-before-published letters spans the years 1968 through 1976. Addressed to such luminaries as Tom Wolfe, Kurt Vonnegut, and Jimmy Carter, this incisive collection showcases Thompson’s raw and starkly honest thoughts on a pivotal era in U.S. history.
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An iconic and controversial figure in American literature, Hunter S. Thompson displayed a brilliance that forever changed journalism. Thompson’s follow-up to The Proud Highway, this second volume of private, never-before-published letters spans the years 1968 through 1976. Addressed to such luminaries as Tom Wolfe, Kurt Vonnegut, and Jimmy Carter, this incisive collection showcases Thompson’s raw and starkly honest thoughts on a pivotal era in U.S. history.

©1973 Hunter S. Thompson (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    GanjaPlanta 10-15-14
    GanjaPlanta 10-15-14 Member Since 2014
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    "for politics junkies only"
    Would you listen to Fear and Loathing again? Why?

    no, but only because i had a hard time staying interested in the topic. this book is about the hardcore "nut cutting" presidential politics of 1972. altho hunter kept it interesting enough for me to work though it, if it were written by any other author i would have tossed it after chapter one.


    What did you like best about this story?

    hunter s thompson's writing style. i really dig his hardcore attitude.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the scenes that take place on the nixon campaign press airplane nicknamed the "zoo". hunter describes the plane as being clouded with smoke as he stands in the cockpit smoking a joint and drinking a beer during takeoff


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    not really but the book as a whole paints an interesting picture of how things may have been in the late sixties and early seventies


    Any additional comments?

    would recommend this book only to people who are "politics" junkies, interested in the presidential politics of the sixties and seventies

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    Reno MOULTON, AL, United States 07-29-13
    Reno MOULTON, AL, United States 07-29-13 Member Since 2013

    I'm K, and I like a whole bunch of stuff.

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    "Love the book, not the performance."
    Where does Fear and Loathing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love Thompson. He's my political guru and the flow of his words will always be lovely.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Scott Sowers?

    Hunter S. Thompson himself. Sowers tries to imitate the cadence of Hunter's voice, and fails miserably.


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    Edna 11-05-12
    Edna 11-05-12
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    "Save your money"

    This book was suggested as reading for a book discussion group, and I was not sure I would have time to finish it so I purchased an Audible version. In my opinion, if you omit the profanity, vulgarity, and narcissism, you could eliminate over half the pages,and then perhaps understand what his purpose was in writing this book. Even as a drugged out icon he was considered brilliant by some, but I found his work tiring, boring and a total waste of time. In my many, many years of being an Audible member, I have never been sufficiently motivated to write a review (good or bad) nor have I ever considered asking for a refund until this book. The narrator read as if he was shouting at you, and as if he was angry, but I suppose if I knew I had to read this drivel for 16 hours I would be angry also.

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