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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:49 pm 
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There are quite a few people here who have read and like (in some cases love) Hunter S. Thompson. I've been rereading many of his books and collected articles recently. I do that about once every few years and each time different ones stand out to me.

So this question is for those of you who are fans. If we take Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas out of the equation completely, what piece(s) from HST do you feel are definitive examples of the Gonzo-style of journalism?

For me, it's definitely Strange Rumblings in Aztlan. It's fairly straightforward in that there's much less of the manic, drug-fueled paranoiac feel of some of his later stuff. At the same time, he puts himself in the middle of the story and conveys the frustration, anger and legitimate paranoia of Los Angeles' Hispanic community at the start of the 1970's. That's one I reread every year.

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Hell's Angels or Campaign '72 are both excellent, IMHO.

And I need to reread both.

I would like to get to read the Proud Highway Saga, though.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:29 am 
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Pender wrote:
I would like to get to read the Proud Highway Saga, though.


I need to reread the first one and then read the second. I really struggled to get through the first one when it came out but I think I wasn't in the right mindset.

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