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Generation of swine

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Most smart people tend to feel queasy when the conversation turns to things like "certain death" and "total failure" and the idea of "a doomed generation". But not me. I am comfortable with these themes.' Hunter S. Thompson, celebrated author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, has been writing a weekly column for the San Francisco Examiner for the last two years. Those columns are collected here to offer a chronicle of the adventures of a Generation of Swine, whose evil doings can be detected in almost everything from the Iran-Contra hearings to the media coverage of Hurricane Gloria, from blood-pressure machines to the Super Bowl, from the beasts who run Denver Airport to the hijinks of television preachers. The incomparable Dr Gonzo' has journeyed no small distance in search of intelligent life and reports back, instead, on the demented state of current events. He keeps tabs on the 1998 Presidential race, quotes from the Bible (reference books in hotel rooms are supplied exclusively by the Gideons) and asks why the President appears to be 128 years old. He is working from a dementia that no one in his right mind would want to share. It is the dementia, however, that makes Thompson great' Playboy His hallucinated vision strikes one as having been, after all, the sanest' Nelson Algren

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Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0330306154
ISBN-13:
9780330306157
Publisher:
Picador

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Most smart people tend to feel queasy when the conversation turns to things like "certain death" and "total failure" and the idea of "a doomed generation". But not me. I am comfortable with these themes.' Hunter S. Thompson, celebrated author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, has been writing a weekly column for the San Francisco Examiner for the last two years. Those columns are collected here to offer a chronicle of the adventures of a Generation of Swine, whose evil doings can be detected in almost everything from the Iran-Contra hearings to the media coverage of Hurricane Gloria, from blood-pressure machines to the Super Bowl, from the beasts who run Denver Airport to the hijinks of television preachers. The incomparable Dr Gonzo' has journeyed no small distance in search of intelligent life and reports back, instead, on the demented state of current events. He keeps tabs on the 1998 Presidential race, quotes from the Bible (reference books in hotel rooms are supplied exclusively by the Gideons) and asks why the President appears to be 128 years old. He is working from a dementia that no one in his right mind would want to share. It is the dementia, however, that makes Thompson great' Playboy His hallucinated vision strikes one as having been, after all, the sanest' Nelson Algren

Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0330306154
ISBN-13:
9780330306157
Publisher:
Picador

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