Doomed: Hunter S. Thompson’s American Dream [A Review]
A Kentucky filmmaker called Jacob Mulliken recently released the first episode of a projected nine-part series on Hunter S. Thompson called Doomed: Hunter S. Thompson’s American Dream. It is currently available on Instagram and YouTube. After an overly long intro sequence, we meet Anita Thompson in the kitchen of Owl Farm. There is no title […]
Hunter S. Thompson’s Tamest Headline
In 1953, when Hunter S. Thompson was just sixteen years old, he managed to get his name in the news for a very un-Gonzo-like reason. It may be hard to imagine Hunter as a banker, but he did briefly have a job in a Louisville bank during his school years and apparently he managed to […]
Is Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas a True Story?
A little over fifty years ago, Hunter S. Thompson wrote a two-part story for Rolling Stone magazine, which was published a year later as a book. They were both called Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream and the story became a countercultural classic. But was […]
It’s Time We Take Hunter Thompson Seriously
Fifty years ago, Hunter S. Thompson’s ground-breaking Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was published, turning the underground writer into a household name. Before long, it was being referenced and even parodied like the novels written by his literary idols – Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Kerouac. Like Kerouac, though, fame did not sit well with Thompson, who […]
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Sober Journey to the Heart of the American Dream?
Fifty years ago, Hunter S. Thompson published a two-part story in Rolling Stone that changed the face of American culture. “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” was an instantaneous hit – a groundbreaking satire that was both a eulogy for the sixties counterculture and an uproarious road novel that had readers bawling with laughter from […]
Unpublished Hunter S. Thompson Books
Here’s a list of books Hunter S. Thompson wrote but did not publish or which could be compiled from extant work. Also, there are some that he began but failed to complete. Prince Jellyfish – His first completed novel. Never published, but parts can be found in Songs of the Doomed. The Gun Lobby – […]