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  1. HowardsPrenup

    HowardsPrenup Well-Known Member

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    So I'm watching Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas right now, love the movie and have seen it several times. I've never read any of his books though. What books of his have you read? What is your favorite? I'm going to buy a book or two off amazon, just not sure which ones...
     
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    zhukov Time traveler

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    start with Hell's Angels, take it from there...all are pretty good
     
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    doughhead63 OD'd on life itself VIP

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    What Z. said...guy was a brilliant mess.
     
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    HowardsPrenup Well-Known Member

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    :hat:
     
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    HowardsPrenup Well-Known Member

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    That's was my first impression. Big time drug addict but a tortured genius
     
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    zhukov Time traveler

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    his writing career was actually pretty short...quite the nutjob, and a druggie and alkie too

    good quote: "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."
     
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    That would be my advice.
     
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    A true Southern Gent and my greatest hero. If going back to Hells Angels doesn't interest you pick up Kingdom of Fear. You can't go wrong with any of the Good Doctors works. Oscar Zeta Acosta has some great recounts in his books, before the government made him disappear. Gonzo Forever!
     
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    harlock ancora imparo Gold

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    Even the stuff he did at Espn.com in his last years was a great read
     
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    There are so few like him...no, that is wrong. There is no one like him...

    A true original.
     
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    HowardsPrenup Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like someone I could relate to in a way :hat:
     
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    My hero.
     
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    Bill Murry plays Thompson in... Where the buffalo roam.. When VHS was the thing I even bought the Tape of it... Very good movie!
    <span>[video=youtube;pEQOoNbZHVs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEQOoNbZHVs[/video]
     
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    Hells Angels is good
     
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    Chigs You don't win friends with salad. VIP

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    Guys beyond brilliant. I like Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail

    Rum Diary is awesome. I heard the movie sucks, but I can attest for the book

    As most said, Hells Angels is great.

    There are also a bunch of essays that are pretty good, as well.

    I can honestly say that there isnt a book of his I havent enjoyed
     
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    Chigs You don't win friends with salad. VIP

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    You love in the Springs? I was down in Manitou a couple weeks ago
     
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    harlock ancora imparo Gold

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    i forgot about that stuff :doh:

    you're absolutely right about it.
     
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    Chigs You don't win friends with salad. VIP

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    I really liked all his page 2 stuff. It was the perfect combination of Gonzo and sports. Obviously it is not the first place to look for sports news, but great reading all the same
     
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    And to think it was brought to us by Disney. Tuesday aren't the same