Most smart people tend to feel queasy when the conversation turns to things like certain death and total failure and the idea of a doomed generation. But not me. I am comfortable with these themes.
Hunter S. Thompson, celebrated author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, has been writing a weekly column for the San Francisco Examiner for the last two years. Those columns are collected here to offer a chronicle of the adventures of a Generation of Swine.
The incomparable Dr Gonzo has journeyed no small distance in search of intelligent life and reports back, instead, on the demented state of current events. He keeps tabs on the 1998 presidential race, quotes from the Bible (reference books in hotel rooms are supplied exclusively by the Gideons) and asks why the President appears to be a hundred and twenty-eight years old.
There's just nobody else who writes like Mr. Thompson. This book is an entertaining collection of essays that ran in the San Francisco Examiner over a three-year period, December 1985 thru November 1988. It’s a real page turner that had me laughing from cover to cover!! If you are a fan of Hunter then this book is an absolute MUST for your collection.
Alicia, The Book Grocer