Hunter S. Thompson

Hi folks...

I just want to say thanks for this site. Bukowski.net is beaut! I'm a huge Buk fan.

If any of you are interested, Hunter Thompson used to own this place in the '90s. Stop by, have a beer, rant... It's an old school joint...

http://hst.9pointzero.com/board.aspx

Really. Between this place and the Other, traffic will FLOW.


Keep up the great work...
Cheers!
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
I'm also a Hunter fan. Read a funny book about him a while back called "Hunter" by E. Jean Carroll...
 
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Yeah, that is a pretty good bio. Rumor has it Hunter actually wrote it with E. Jean doing the bio sections...
 
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Melissa Sue

Founding member
i've been dragging through the Steadman bio on HST, it's not so hot. or, it would be good, if it wasn't so strangely passive-agressive.

but the drawings are good, and the photos are interesting.
 

HenryChinaski

Founding member
yes, I was gonna pick that up at the bookstore the other day but thought twice. I read an interview steadman gave to playboy and that sparked an interest in the artist. maybe though, he shouldve stuck to what he knows best, which is painting.

does anyone know if the Curse of Lono paperbacks are getting much circulation? i know there for a while that was a tough book to get a hold of.
 
I'd love to be a Hunter fan, too, but that board was so disorganized I didn't want to deal with it. I read Fear and Loathing when I was a junior in highschool and the book was so much funnier and easier to get through than the movie. I think I want to read The Rum Diaries. I read about it on wikipedia and it sounds interesting.
 
I would recommend Rum Diaries, it's my favorite by him as I'm not overly impressed with his more famous books though I do like them. Rum Diaries is more straight forward.
 

hoochmonkey9

Art should be its own hammer.
Moderator
Founding member
I like Hell's Angels a lot. And The Great Shark Hunt. (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is on a different stratosphere).
 

hoochmonkey9

Art should be its own hammer.
Moderator
Founding member
exists in a higher caregory than "best" or favourite".

hoochmonkey9 said:
exists in a higher caregory thatn "best" or favourite".
holy crap, that's bad typing...that should read"exists in a higher category than 'best' or 'favourite'."
teaches me to type when sober. lesson learned.
 

HenryChinaski

Founding member
i wanna see the "where the buffalo roam" film with bill murray. i heard its better than fear and loathing.

p.s. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE RUM DIARY FILM. its supposedly already finished.
 

hoochmonkey9

Art should be its own hammer.
Moderator
Founding member
where the buffalo roam is quite good. I had low expectations going in and was plesantly surprised. conversly, i had high expectations for fear and loathing and was very, very dissapointed.
 

HenryChinaski

Founding member
yes, it's a great book.

the funny thing is, my friend has a johnny depp bio called 'a modern rebel' and it was published in 2003 i think. AND IT CREDITS THE RUM DIARY TO HIS FILMOGRAPHY.

that doesnt make sense. then on the page it says 'pre-production'
 
I'd love to be a Hunter fan, too, but that board was so disorganized I didn't want to deal with it. I read Fear and Loathing when I was a junior in highschool and the book was so much funnier and easier to get through than the movie. I think I want to read The Rum Diaries. I read about it on wikipedia and it sounds interesting.
the bulletin board
is nothing more than a chat thread
that moves so slow you'd think
everyone is on quaaludes
(or has a life, for that matter)
right now some distraught female
is lamenting over the loss
of her dead/overdosed boyfriend

and , yes
'the rum diary'
was a good read
 
just finished reading
Hunter, by e. jean carroll
i recommend this biography
an ammusing account of
the life and times of hst

i can't help but suspect
that the doctor himself
wrote parts of this book

*warning: reading this book
may induce cravings for controlled substances
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Yes, Hunter by E. Jean Carroll is indeed a funny book. I have it myself. I've also got a "brick" of his letters called "Fear and Loathing in America". Interesting to read other peoples letters...:D
 
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hell's angels

did the used bookstore rounds
this afternoon i picked up
hell's angels
a 1967 hardbound w/dust jacket
random house book club edition
in excellent condition
for only 17.00 usd!

:cool:

the proprietor of the store
proudly pointed out his original Bukowski painting
propped high on top of a bookshelf
behind the counter
it was about 16"x20" (possibly larger)
which i thought quite large for a Bukowski
pffft...what do i know
 

chronic

old and in the way
I have a first edition of Hell's Angels that was given to me as a gift about twenty years ago. I got Thompson to sign it at an appearance he did at a club in Long Beach. For a while it was a $3,000 book, but now I see signed copies turn up on ebay and typically bring somewhere between $500 and $700. The internet has really changed the perception of "rarity" in the book market.
 
I loved Hells angels,particularly when Mr Barger and co offered their services to the US army to conduct 'covert operations' in Vietnam.Exsqueeze me?Fucking green berets have difficulty performin' those!
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas is surreal.Have yet to get around to Rum Diaries..........too many books out there,not enough time.
 
i'm 4 chapters into hells angels


finished fear and loathing in las vegas
a GREAT book.... hilarious
laughed alot while reading it

mercury: speaking of funny....'exsqueeze me'........lol
 
I'm reading 'kingdom of fear'. It's very funny but also insightful, despite HST obvious political leanings he does manage to portray both sides of many situations.
The chapter 'Jack Nicholsons Birthday' is one of the funniest stories I've ever read, the book is worth it for this chapter alone.

I'm awaiting a copy of some interviews HST did with the BBC, my friend assures me they are quite insane (would we expect anything less)
 
Yeah right,but i hear old Hunter s wasnt traveling to well toward the end ,depression etc ,any more on this topic?
 
I read "the rum diary" and I loved it. It was my first taste of Thompson. What should I move to next? I've heard good things about Hell's Angels...
 
Rum Diary is very good indeed. Started Reading Thompson's stuff when I was a Sophomore in high school. Had a teacher who fancied himself "cool"...let him have a look at "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". He gave me the book back said the guy "was sick" and wanted the thing off school property.

Hahahahaha!!!
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
I've got a brick of a book with Hunter's letters. It's called Fear and Loathing in America. I have'nt read it yet. Has anyone here read it? If so, I would like to hear your opinion of it...
 
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where the buffalo roam is quite good. I had low expectations going in and was plesantly surprised. conversly, i had high expectations for fear and loathing and was very, very dissapointed.
Yeah, I was also very disappointed with Fear and Loathing. I know Depp was his buddy and all, but he was miscast. I always thought James Carville would have made the Doctor real. Too much messing around with the "trippy" sequences, should have really stuck to the more vicious aspects of the book.
 
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