The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time

Simon and Schuster, 6 . 2003 . - 602 .
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The first volume in Hunter S. Thompsons 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. Thompsons 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 gonzoThe 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.
 

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THE GREAT SHARK HUNT: Strange Tales From A Strange Time

  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Cazart! It's Hunter Thompson again. . . or still, in artifacts from his 15-year-magazine oeuvreincluding 100 pages of his Rolling Stone Watergate screedand in patches of both sprees of Fear and ...

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Hunter S. Thompson's books include Fear and Loathing in America, Screwjack, Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Proud Highway, Better Than Sex, The Rum Diary, and Kingdom of Fear. A contributor to various national and international publications, including a weekly sports column for espn.com, Thompson lives in a fortified compound near Aspen, Colorado.