Sunday, February 27, 2005

R.I.P. Hunter S. Thompson

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I was stunned to learn of Hunter S. Thompson's suicide last week -- I was off the grid and unable to access any media or email.

Thompson was a phenomenally talented writer. His book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (sub-titled, A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream). remains to this day one of the funniest things I ever read. Get the hardcover, which is brilliantly illustrated by Ralph Steadman

You can also check out his 1965 Nation article on Motorcycle Gangs: Losers and Outsiders   

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Hunter S. Thompson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_S._Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson dead at 67
'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' author takes own life
CNN, Monday, February 21, 2005 Posted: 3:49 PM EST (2049 GMT)
http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/books/02/21/thompson.obit/

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