The Great Shark Hunt

The Great Shark Hunt

Strange Tales from a Strange Time

By Hunter S. Thompson

Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9780743250450, 624pp.

Publication Date: November 2003

The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson's bestselling "Gonzo Papers" offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style.
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.

About the Author
Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include "Hell's Angels", "Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone", "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72", "The Rum Diary", and "Better than Sex". He died in February 2005.

Praise For The Great Shark Hunt

The Washington Post He amuses; he frightens; he flirts with doom. His achievement is substantial.