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Kingdom of Fear : Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final… (utgåvan 2003)

av Hunter S. Thompson

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From the Publisher: Brilliant, provocative, outrageous, and brazen, Hunter S. Thompson's infamous rule breaking-in his journalism, in his life, and of the law-changed the shape of American letters and the face of American icons. Kingdom of Fear traces the course of Thompson's life as a rebel-from a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid flouting all authority to a convention-defying journalist who came to personify a wild fusion of fact, fiction, and mind-altering substances. Call it the evolution of an outlaw. Here are the formative experiences that comprise Thompson's legendary trajectory alongside the weird and the ugly. Whether detailing his exploits as a foreign correspondent in Rio, his job as night manager of the notorious O'Farrell Theatre in San Francisco, his epic run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, or the sensational legal maneuvering that led to his full acquittal in the famous 99 Days trial, Thompson is at the peak of his narrative powers in Kingdom of Fear. And this boisterous, blistering ride illuminates as never before the professional and ideological risk taking of a literary genius and transgressive icon.… (mer)
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Titel:Kingdom of Fear : Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century
Författare:Hunter S. Thompson
Info:Simon & Schuster (2003), Edition: 1st Simon, Paperback
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I kept reading just for the occasional great political commentary.
The short essays grew increasingly BORING, notably with the ongoing acutely boring "Witness."
I had many Blech-why-read-this moments, notably with no remorse on pointless dangerous lunatic shootings, even of his own peacocks.

He may have been (from the Introduction) "...a howling vortex of outrage and pain while being the most accurate journalist you'll ever read,"
but likely this was when he was not drunk, howling on drugs, or having disturbing fantasies.

Had he lived, he might have pointed his rifle differently. ( )
  m.belljackson | Feb 17, 2020 |
Interesting read....A bit more autobiographical than “Campaign Trail....” and it does explains his ‘position’a bit better...Good humor as well....Finished 25.12.19 ( )
  untraveller | Dec 26, 2019 |
Stopped reading short of the last chapter. Rife with Child-Molestation fantasies, and real Woolfian insanity, a real put-off considering the very hard, very devastating parallels with what is politically going on the US today.
  CinnamonAndSpite | Jul 18, 2018 |
Kingdom of Fear - “It would be easy to say that we owe it all to the Bush family from Texas, but that would be too simplistic. They are only errand boys for the vengeful, bloodthirsty cartel of Jesus-freaks and super-rich money mongers who have ruled this country for at least the last 20 years, and arguably for the past 200. They take orders well, and they don’t ask too many questions.”

Ah Hunter, you had me from this quote in the “Memo from the Sports Desk"! And, for me, that memo might have been the best part of this book!

This collection could also have been titled, or sub-titled, "Fear and Loathing in Woody Creek Colorado" as many of the pieces in here have to do with that town, or the surrounding area, including Aspen. I had read a few of the tales in "Happy Birthday, Jack Nicholson", but gladly re-read them in here! My only issue with the collection is that it is all over the place, both chronologically and topically, and never feels cohesive. I guess I was looking for more of a novel. But the stories themselves are fun to read, and totally and completely representative of Hunter S. Thompson! ( )
  Stahl-Ricco | Oct 4, 2017 |
An angry old crank looks back on a rare life with some bitterness and still blames almost everything wrong in the world on Nixon, the rest on W Bush. Far from Thompson's best stuff, like Hell's Angels, but there are enough gems in it to remind you why could never resist his books in the first place. As with all of his writing, NOT for the faint of heart. If you haven't read him before, best not start with this. ( )
  cjyurkanin | May 22, 2013 |
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From the Publisher: Brilliant, provocative, outrageous, and brazen, Hunter S. Thompson's infamous rule breaking-in his journalism, in his life, and of the law-changed the shape of American letters and the face of American icons. Kingdom of Fear traces the course of Thompson's life as a rebel-from a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid flouting all authority to a convention-defying journalist who came to personify a wild fusion of fact, fiction, and mind-altering substances. Call it the evolution of an outlaw. Here are the formative experiences that comprise Thompson's legendary trajectory alongside the weird and the ugly. Whether detailing his exploits as a foreign correspondent in Rio, his job as night manager of the notorious O'Farrell Theatre in San Francisco, his epic run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, or the sensational legal maneuvering that led to his full acquittal in the famous 99 Days trial, Thompson is at the peak of his narrative powers in Kingdom of Fear. And this boisterous, blistering ride illuminates as never before the professional and ideological risk taking of a literary genius and transgressive icon.

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