The Great Shark Hunt


The first volume of the bestselling Gonzo Papers

ISBN: 9780330510776 Author: Thompson, Hunter S. Publisher: Picador Publication Date: 7th May 2010 Imprint: Picador Cover: Paperback Dewey: 973.924 (edition:22) Pages: 605 Language: English Edition: Reprints Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category:

‘Well . . .yes, and here we go again’ Dr Hunter S. Thompson

Indeed we do. Here, in one chunky volume, is the best of gonzo. From Private Thompson in trouble with the air force, to the devastating portrait of the ageing Muhammad Ali. Taking in the Kentucky Derby, Freak Power in the Rockies, Nixon in ’68, McGovern in ’72, Fear and Loathing at the Watergate, Jimmy Carter and the Great Leap of Faith – and much more. An indispensable compendium of decadence, depravity and horse-sense.

‘Hunter Thompson elicits the same kind of admiration one would feel for a streaker at Queen Victoria’s funeral’ William F. Buckley

‘No other reporter reveals how much we have to fear and loathe, yet does it so hilariously. Now that the dust of the sixties has settled, his hallucinated vision strikes one as having been the sanest’ Nelson Algren

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