The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time (Paperback)

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The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style.

Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling “Gonzo Papers” is now back in print. The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style.

Ranging in date from the National Observer days to the era of Rolling Stone, The Great Shark Hunt offers myriad, highly charged entries, including the first Hunter S. Thompson piece to be dubbed “gonzo”—“The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,” which appeared in Scanlan's Monthly in 1970. From this essay, a new journalistic movement sprang which would change the shape of American letters. Thompson's razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the explosive and colorful ‘60s and ‘70s.

About the Author

Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include Hell’s AngelsFear and Loathing at Rolling StoneFear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72The Rum Diary, and Better than Sex. He died in February 2005.

Praise For…

The Washington Post He amuses; he frightens; he flirts with doom. His achievement is substantial.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780743250450
ISBN-10: 0743250451
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: November 6th, 2003
Pages: 624
Language: English
Series: Gonzo Papers