Warning! This book contains the following:
Unsafe use of powerful firearms in combination with explosives
Cultivation of illegal crops
Impressionable minors being exposed to illicit activities
Piloting of automobiles under impaired conditions
Transportation of large sums of cash across national borders
Please note: Stunts performed in this book were undertaken by professionals. Do not attempt them at home.
"Thompson's legend as a fire-breathing, vituperative hellion had spread far and wide - due in no small part to his own self-promotion of it - but many old-time residents of the Colorado mountain town where he holed up for several decades were fiercely protective of their resident hell-raiser. That attitude is clearly represented by this book's pair of authors, an artist and a sheriff, who relate numerous tales of paranoid and wanton destruction (often involving cocaine, firearms and too many glasses of Chivas) with the same indulgence one reserves for a dangerously eccentric relative." (Publishers Weekly)
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A peek into HST's microcosm
I haven't read the the print version. The audio version is very good despite the narrator's irritating impersonations of Hunter's lines.
It's fascinating how blurry can become the line between persona and the man. Hunter's brute force charisma was capable to structure a paranoid chaotic microcosm of his own into which people were willfully sucked into to become actors in a play deviously written and directed by him up to the end.
Buy the ticket. Take the ride. (What else?)
Definitely a fun and enjoyable book
I just wish I could have been there !!!! Thank you guys for writing this book !!!!