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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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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