34 Years Of Gonzo

HSTconvosi was 17 when i read my first book by hunter s. thompson. i was browsing through some paperbacks in a joplin bookstore, and had no idea that a raw new style of literature and art were about to do a one two punch to my senses. that’s when i saw the ink splattered cover of the curse of lono. as i read thompson’s words, metaphors, and flashbacks it was like a familiar wolf howl, and it made me want to do write and howl like him. since that fateful day in the mall 34 years ago i’ve read many more stories┬áby the man who invented gonzo journalism: doomed love at the taco stand, fear and loathing on the campaign trail ’72, and hell’s angels. most recently i checked out conversations with hunter s. thompson (above) from the library.

2 Responses to 34 Years Of Gonzo

  1. I went to the Barnes and noble book store at the mall Saturday with little Abby and Matthew and Grandma Abby and we all bought books. I bought Call of the wild and white gang,
    , a book I read when I was in 6th grade.

  2. we just got Burning Down the Shack. we read The Shack and I told jim that I sure hoped what was said in the book was true. it’s such a different approach to the Christianity than what I was raise with we thought it might be a good idea to read the rebuttal.

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