Generation of Swine, the second volume of the legendary Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's best-selling Gonzo Papers, was first published in 1988 and is now back in print. Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows, Dr. Thompson is at his apocalyptic best - covering emblematic events such as the 1987-88 presidential campaign, with Vice President George Bush, Sr., fighting for his life against Republican competitors like Alexander Haig, Pat Buchanan, and Pat Robertson; detailing the GOP's obsession with drugs and drug abuse; while at the same time capturing momentous social phenomena as they occurred, like the rise of cable, satellite TV, and CNN - 24 hours of mainline news. Showcasing his inimitable talent for social and political analysis, Generation of Swine is vintage Thompson - eerily prescient, incisive, and enduring.
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Scott Sowers' performance is great. It's not HST's voice at all, but it certainly adds to the experience. Again.It may come as a surprise, but Thompson was not a fan of the Reagan administration. If you haven't read HST, then this is not the place to start. Try Hell's Angels or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas first. If you've gotten this far, you'll know what to expect.
Buy the ticket, take the ride.
These are a collection of essays from the San Francisco Examiner in the 1980's about sports, Iran Contra, politics and a variety of other topics. This is Hunter Thompson at the height of his powers and he does not disappoint. One cannot read or listen to his prose without stopping and laughing at various points. His ability to skewer the politician, the lawyer, the sports team or whomever is without parallel. Here is an example: "The whole Marine Corps should be disbanded, finished off with other useless relics like the Sea-Bees, Hitler Youth and the Lafayette Esquadrille...The U.S. Army's 1st Airborne Division could eat the whole Marine Corps for breakfast and take the rest of the day off for beer and volleyball." No one writes like that and this book is a testament to Dr. Thompson's extraordinary talents.
not the worst, definitely not the best
hunter as usual, he typically makes himself the most interesting character
yes but scott sowers was a little over the top with the tone of his voice, he seemed to be yelling the whole time
more ranting and a few good stories
if you have read a lot of his work you will find many pieces from other works in this book
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