The Great Shark Hunt
The Great Shark Hunt
Strange Tales from a Strange Time



Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers" is now back in print. The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style.

Ranging in date from the National Observer days to the era of Rolling Stone, The Great Shark Hunt offers myriad, highly charged entries, including the first Hunter S. Thompson piece to be dubbed "gonzo" -- "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved," which appeared in Scanlan's Monthly in 1970. From this essay a new journalistic movement sprang which would change the shape of American letters. Thompson's razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the explosive and colorful '60s and '70s.

Title The Great Shark Hunt
Subtitle Strange Tales from a Strange Time
Author Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Title First Published 01 November 2003
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 624 p.
ISBN-10 0743250451
ISBN-13 9780743250450
Publication Date 01 November 2003
Main content page count 624
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $18.00
 


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