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Old 10-10-2007, 03:48 PM    (permalink
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Ah another big HST fan, You should check out:



All stories about Hunter told by Ralph Steadman ( Illustrator of Fear and Loathing and long time friend of Hunter.)
Steadman's a pretty good artist himself. I added a little more to my original post. If you like Hunter's stuff, I highly reccomend Acid Test and Cuckoo's Nest.
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Read this book and the subsequent trilogy for a children's lit class... DON'T READ IT!!!! I thought it sucked, but I felt like I should finish it cause I was bored.
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The GM is supposed to be really good. I might pick it up even though I usually don't like those type of books
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Steadman's a pretty good artist himself. I added a little more to my original post. If you like Hunter's stuff, I highly reccomend Acid Test and Cuckoo's Nest.
I don't know, Kesey's and Wolfe's books are a lot more heavy handed than Thompson's. In the end, Kesey was a fiction writer, Wolfe was a political writer, and Thompson was a journalist.

Not to say I don't love Cuckoo's Nest, but I couldn't make it through Acid Test.
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I'm a real nerd when it comes to reading. I read so much. Anyway, right now I just finished Operation Solo: The FBIs man in Krimlin. I'm about to start Water for Elephants.
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I like Chomsky but the only problem I see with him is that he is very anti-zionist. Or at least he seems that way.
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I don't know, Kesey's and Wolfe's books are a lot more heavy handed than Thompson's. In the end, Kesey was a fiction writer, Wolfe was a political writer, and Thompson was a journalist.

Not to say I don't love Cuckoo's Nest, but I couldn't make it through Acid Test.
Thompson was a gonzo journalist, he wasn't a pure journalist. He creatively presented non-fiction. I think that Cuckoo's Nest echos some of the same themes that are prominent in Fear and Loathing.
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Thompson was a gonzo journalist, he wasn't a pure journalist. He creatively presented non-fiction. I think that Cuckoo's Nest echos some of the same themes that are prominent in Fear and Loathing.
My point isn't subject matter, but writing style. A lot of what Thompson wrote was fiction, even when he presented it as non-fiction. However, he presented it in a very honest and direct way, and when he did add his own commentary (like when he rips Timothy Leary in Fear and Loathing) he didn't really tend to preach.

I found Wolfe entirely too preachy in Acid Test and I have found Kesey similarly annoying in some of his work (not really in Cuckoo though).
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Dude, that show taught me everything I know.
It should be noted that it isn't clear how much of that show is acting and how much is reality. Mystery Method is real, but that show is sketchy at best.
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I didn't really watch it. But maybe I should read the book...
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I didn't really watch it. But maybe I should read the book...
I suggest reading the book "The Game" by Neil Strauss first. It's a lot more interesting and will be easier to get through. Mystery's writings are more like a textbook.
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My point isn't subject matter, but writing style. A lot of what Thompson wrote was fiction, even when he presented it as non-fiction. However, he presented it in a very honest and direct way, and when he did add his own commentary (like when he rips Timothy Leary in Fear and Loathing) he didn't really tend to preach.

I found Wolfe entirely too preachy in Acid Test and I have found Kesey similarly annoying in some of his work (not really in Cuckoo though).
Honestly due to time conflicts I only got like half through Acid Test, although I enjoyed what I read enough to recommend it. And I haven't got around to reading Kesey's other works, and really don't intend to from what I've gathered about them.
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I just started Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis, so far so good. really interesting stuff.
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