Tag Archives: Hunter S. Thompson

Book Review: X-Rated by David McCumber

X-Rated – The Mitchell Brothers: A True Story of Sex, Money and Death by David McCumber Publisher – Pinnacle Books Copyright 1996 539 pages Rating – 6.5/10 Summary – The Mitchell brothers were two California hustlers who came along at … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson

The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson Publisher – Bantam Books Copyright 1983 160 pages Rating – 4/10 Summary – Thompson describes a 1980 trip to Hawai’i. He covers the Honolulu marathon and loafs on the Big Island, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dark Corners of the Night by Lionel Olay

The Dark Corners of the Night by Lionel Olay Copyright 1960 Publisher: Signet 141 pages Rating: 7/10 Summary: Lionel Olay gained a small measure of posthumous fame due to his friendship with Hunter S. Thompson. The Dark Corners of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Step Beyond by Mike Pearson

One Step Beyond: A Teenage Odyssey in 1980s Los Angeles by Mike Pearson (illustrated by Robert E. Richards) Missing Words Publishing 299 pages Rating: 9/10 Summary: Pearson’s memoir One Step Beyond is a 1980s version of the classic “coming-of-age” tale. … Continue reading

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Book Review – Hunter S. Thompson’s Songs of the Doomed – The Death of the American Dream Lives

Songs of the Doomed – More Notes on the Death of the American Dream (Gonzo Paper Volume 3) by Hunter S. Thompson Rating – 7/10 315 pages Pocket Books Copyright 1990 Summary –Thompson shows his readers that he still hasn’t lost … Continue reading

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Review of Hunter S Thompson’s “Bad Craziness in Palm Beach: I Told Her It Was Wrong”

Rating – 9/10 Published in Songs of the Doomed – More Notes on the Death of the American Dream (Gonzo Paper Volume 3) pages 191 – 206 Pocket Books Copyright 1990 Summary –One of the last great “Gonzo” pieces from … Continue reading

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Review of Hunter S Thompson’s “First Visit with Mescalito” – “…last chance to get straight – final effort – and half-wanting the abyss” (p. 127).

Rating – 6/10 Published in Songs of the Doomed – More Notes on the Death of the American Dream (Gonzo Papers Volume 3) pages 119 – 128 Pocket Books Copyright 1990 Summary – Thompson’s 1970 Scanlan’s piece “The Kentucky Derby … Continue reading

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