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N. J. Wilcox
5.0 out of 5 starsA must read for Hunter fans.
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2017
I lived in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley for 29 years. This was quite the trip down memory lane. Hunter was always a legend. I waited on Hunter in the early 70s as a waitress at the Hickory House. I was a fan then after reading Hell's Angels and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas. My friends and I lived in Woody Creek and spent a lot of time at the WC Tavern. I really don't know if Hunter was there at times when I was there. It was great to remember all the good times there. This book helped me understand what happened in HST's life and to get closure. Thanks to the authors for sharing the real Hunter with us.
5.0 out of 5 starsenjoyed it so much I gave it to a friend ...
Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2016
Read this years ago, enjoyed it so much I gave it to a friend who's also an HST fan knowing she'd likely enjoy it too. Was feeling nostalgic so decided to pick up a personal copy- this one won't be going anywhere.
Reviewed in the United States on February 29, 2008
It seems like we could never get enough of the good doctor's wisdom and exploits. My first copies of his works have long since fallen apart and been replaced. Like most fans, I'd like more tales, more insights into one of Nature's truly unique souls. For those of you who feel the same, or for those who are just now being made aware of this fine southern gentleman's contributions, this is a good place to spend a few of those Yankee dollars.
If today's world of posers, spin-meisters, politically correct everyman wannabes, one-trick ponies, antichrist runners up and flat out fakes, has you to the point nihilistic despair, then anything by or about HST is just the spiritual tonic for you.
Buy this book and read it. It'll make you feel better.
5.0 out of 5 starsStories about HST told by Wood Creek neighbors
Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2014
After reading biographies, this book is a nice change of style. It is a collection of stories [mostly funny] told by the friends HST had in Woody Creek. It is a down-home, personal insight into the daily-life of HST.
Reviewed in the United States on December 10, 2011
Pull on your ghillie suit and scope out Hunter S as all that he was as a human being. I love Hunter, I can take his writings some great some frankly poor, but I love Hunter, his tastes, his humour, compassion, loyalty and insanity. This book lets you discover so much about him through remarkably objective eyes given the intimacy of the authors relationship with Hunter. If you're a veteran or a novice this book will promote Hunter S Thompson to the top 10 list of people you wished you could have spent time with. Warning this book may leave you with an urge to experiment with combining sports, alcohol, drugs and things that go bang with your friends.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 26, 2013
When there's a glut of titles/bio's released on the same subject it's refreshing to have a bio esque book that approaches the subject matter using a different style to tell the story. That's probably the most enjoyable aspect of this book I've found. Sure, the timeline might jump but that also keeps the reader on their toes and not something I found that interrupts the essential message of a 'collection of recollections' by close friends etc.