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Songs of the Doomed

Songs of the Doomed


Songs of the Doomed

ratings:
4.5/5 (6 ratings)
Length:
3 hours
Released:
Oct 1, 1990
ISBN:
9780743546096
Format:
Audiobook

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Description

First published in 1990, Songs of the Doomed is back in print -- by popular demand! In this third and most extraordinary volume of the Gonzo Papers, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson recalls high and hideous moments in his thirty years in the Passing Lane -- and no one is safe from his hilarious, remarkably astute social commentary.
With Thompson's trademark insight and passion about the state of American politics and culture, Songs of the Doomed charts the long, strange trip from Kennedy to Quayle in Thompson's freewheeling, inimitable style. Spanning four decades -- 1950 to 1990 -- Thompson is at the top of his form while fleeing New York for Puerto Rico, riding with the Hell's Angels, investigating Las Vegas sleaze, grappling with the "Dukakis problem," and finally, detailing his infamous lifestyle bust, trial documents, and Fourth Amendment battle with the Law. These tales -- often sleazy, brutal, and crude -- are only the tip of what Jack Nicholson called "the most baffling human iceberg of our time."
Released:
Oct 1, 1990
ISBN:
9780743546096
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Hunter S. Thompson is one of the great cultural figures of his generation. His writing spawned a whole genre (gonzo journalism) and myriad imitators, but he remained the first and the finest – a cult figure whose legacy and influence live on.



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  • (5/5)
    So excellent to hear the Doctor read his own work. I found the sound a bit muddy at times and HST sounds a bit drunk throughout. At the time of this hearing (3/27/2018) such a work as this reads like an epitaph to the American political whatever you want to call it!
  • (4/5)
    Several of his essays collected into one volume. Interesting reading, some of it was great, but some of it was a little dry and dated. Mostly good though. I did enjoy it and I learned stuff as well.