Kingdom of Fear

Kingdom of Fear : Loathsome Secrets of a Star-crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century

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'Hot damn! Let us rumble, keep going and don't slow down ... let's have a little fun ...'

In his much-anticipated memoir, Hunter S. Thompson looks back on a long and productive life. It
is a story of crazed road trips fuelled by bourbon and black acid, of insane judges and giant
porcupines, of girls, guns, explosives and, of course, bikes. He also takes on his dissolute youth in Louisville; his adventures in pornography; campaigning for local office in Aspen; and what it's like to accidentally be accused of trying to kill Jack Nicholson.

Alongside this 'depraved and terrifying adventure', Hunter S. Thompson exposes the darkness at the heart of America today: a time when the 'goofy child President' and the New Dumb have taken control, and the nation thralls to Bush's War on Terror, War on Evil, War on Iraq, and even War on Fat ... a time when fear and loathing are greater than ever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 30mm | 281.23g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Open Market ed.
  • Ill.
  • 0141014229
  • 9780141014227
  • 83,779

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Publishers Weekly Rollickingly funny throughout, Thompson's latest proves that the father of gonzo journalism is alive and well. The Washington Post Thompson's voice still jumps right off the page, as wild, vital and gonzo as ever. "The Washington Post" He amuses; he frightens; he flirts with doom. His achievement is substantial. "The Washington Post" Thompson's voice still jumps right off the page, as wild, vital and gonzo as ever. "Publishers Weekly" Rollickingly funny throughout, Thompson's latest proves that the father of gonzo journalism is alive and well. "The Washington Post"Thompson's voice still jumps right off the page, as wild, vital and gonzo as ever. "The Washington Post"He amuses; he frightens; he flirts with doom. His achievement is substantial. "Publishers Weekly"Rollickingly funny throughout, Thompson's latest proves that the father of gonzo journalism is alive and well.
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About Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include Fear and Loathing in America, Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Proud Highway, Better Than Sex and The Rum Diary. Dr Thompson lives in a fortified compound near Aspen, Colorado.
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4 41% (3,037)
3 24% (1,809)
2 5% (352)
1 1% (48)
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