February 20, 2005

Fear and Loathing

Hunter S. Thompson committed suicide this weekend. Its difficult to be stunned by this news, as anyone who’s read his books knows, Doctor Gonzo seemed to give up on the idea of dying quietly in his bed years ago. Hunter Thompson virtually defined the term demented genius. His late-60’s to early-70’s string of Hells Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 1972 are unmatched in my eyes as a look at the counterculture. Of course, counterculture icons die hard, and Thompson was no exception. His work over the last couple decades was a pale imitation of his greatest works, but life was always more interesting the way Hunter Thompson looked at it.

Posted by Frinklin at February 20, 2005 11:51 AM
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