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Hunter S. Thompson - Félelem ​és reszketés Las Vegasban
Őrült ​utazás az Amerikai Álomért. Száguldó piros kabrió, Isten saját prototípusa és a Fehér Nyúl. Ha teli a fej meszkalinnal, csak lövöd a bakot sorra. Bármit teszel, ami jónak tűnik. Vegasban annyi született hülye hemzseg, hogy a drog csak a zsarukat és a heroinszindikátust érdekli. A pszichedelikus szereknek nincs különösebb jelentősége egy olyan városban, ahol bármikor besétálsz egy kaszinóba, és ott éppen egy gorillát feszítenek keresztre, méghozzá villogó neonkeresztre, amely hirtelen ringlispillé változik, és a dúvadat szédült körökben pörgeti a tömegesen fogadó szerencsejátékosok feje fölött.

Hunter S. Thompson - The ​Rum Diary
Packed ​with all the self-destructive excess his fans have come to expect, Thompson's long-lost semiautobiographical first novel is a tangled love story of jealousy, treachery, and alcoholic lust set in the 1950s boomtown of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Hunter S. Thompson - Fear ​and Loathing in America
Brazen, ​incisive, and outrageous as ever, Hunter S. Thompson is back with another astonishing volume of his private correspondence, the highly anticipated follow-up to _The Proud Highway_. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it "deliriously entertaining"; _Rolling Stone_ called it "brilliant beyond description"; and _The New York Times_ celebrated its "wicked humor and bracing political conviction." Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado; creating the seminal road book _Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas_; twisting political reporting to new heights for _Rolling Stone_; and making sense of it all in the landmark _Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72_. To read Thompson's dispatches from these years -- addressed to the author's friends, enemies, editors, and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut -- is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.

Hunter S. Thompson - The ​Proud Highway
Here, ​for the first time, is the private and most intimate correspondence of one of Americas most influential and incisive journalists - Hunter S. Thompson. In letters to a Who's Who of luminaries from Norman Mailer to Charles Kuralt, Tom Wolfe to Lyndon Johnson, William Styron to Joan Baez--not to mention his mother, the NRA, and a chain of newspaper editors - Thompson vividly catches the tenor of the times in 1960s America and channels it all through his own razor-sharp perspective. Passionate in their admiration, merciless in their scorn, and never anything less than fascinating, the dispatches of _The Proud Highway_ offer an unprecedented and penetrating gaze into the evolution of the most outrageous raconteur/provocateur ever to assault a typewriter.

Hunter S. Thompson - Better ​Than Sex
Since ​his blazing 1972 opus, _Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail_, Hunter S. Thompson has reported the election story in his truly inimitable, just-short-of-libel style. In Better than Sex, Thompson hits the dusty trail again without leaving home yet manages to deliver a mind-bending view of the 1992 presidential campaign, in all of its horror, sacrifice, lust, and dubious glory. Complete with faxes sent to and received by candidate Clinton's top aides, and 100 per cent pure gonzo screeds on Richard Nixon, George Bush, and Oliver North, here is the most true-blue campaign tell-all ever penned by man or beast.

Hunter S. Thompson - Screwjack
They ​will not be disappointed. His notorious Screwjack is as salacious, unsettling, and brutally lyrical as it has been rumored to be since the private printing in 1991 of three hundred fine collectors' copies and twenty-six leather-bound presentation copies. Only the first of the three pieces included here -- "Mescalito," published in Thompson's 1990 collection Songs of the Doomed -- has been available to the public, making the trade edition of Screwjack a major publishing event.

Hunter S. Thompson - Hell's ​Angels
Hunter ​S. Thompson legjelentősebb tudósítása a vad, törvényen kívüli Pokol Angyalai motoros bandában eltöltött éveiről. A barbárok már nem a kapuk előtt állnak... A barbárok már bent vannak a városban. Hunter S. Thompson, Amerika legszínesebb és legtökösebb zsurnalisztája elmondja a történetüket, ahogy senki más nem tudná. "Tudod, én nem vagyok az a csávó, aki könyveket olvas, egyiket a másik után, emlékszik a szerzőre, meg ilyesmi, de Hunter S. Thompsonra emlékszem, főleg az eset miatt. Épp csak megérkeztem, és George leverte Huntert, a csizmájával megrugdosta. Hunter aztán elrohant. Utoljára úgy láttam, hogy a Highway 101 felé rongyolt, ember, vonyított, mint egy kajakbaszott csirke. Ekkor láttam utoljára Hunter S. Thompsont, az írót." Elliott Cisco Valderrama, egy Angyal "LETAGLÓZÓ... Egy igazán nyers, gyomorforgató, mindamellett elképesztő pop-szociológiai teljesítmény." San Francisco Chronicle

Hunter S. Thompson - Hey ​Rube
SPORTS, ​POLITICS, AND SEX COLLIDE IN HUNTER S. THOMPSON'S WILDLY POPULAR ESPN.COM COLUMNS. Insightful, incendiary, outrageously brilliant, such was the man who galvanized American journalism with his radical ideas and gonzo tactics. For over half a century, Hunter S. Thompson devastated his readers with his acerbic wit and uncanny grasp of politics and history. His reign as "The Unabomber of contemporary letters" "(Time)" is more legendary than ever with "Hey Rube." Fear, greed, and action abound in this hilarious, thought-provoking compilation as Thompson doles out searing indictments and uproarious rants while providing commentary on politics, sex, and sports -- at times all in the same column. With an enlightening foreword by ESPN executive editor John Walsh, critics' favorites, and never-before-published columns, "Hey Rube" follows Thompson through the beginning of the new century, revealing his queasiness over the 2000 election ("rigged and fixed from the start"); his take on professional sports (to improve Major League Baseball "eliminate the pitcher"); and his myriad controversial opinions and brutally honest observations on issues plaguing America -- including the Bush administration and the inequities within the American judicial system. "Hey Rube" gives us a lasting look at the gonzo journalist in his most organic form -- unbridled, astute, and irreverent.

Hunter S. Thompson - Fear ​and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72
The ​best, the fastest, the hippest and the most unorthodox account ever published of the US presidential electoral process in all its madness and corruption. In 1972 Hunter S. Thompson, the creator and king of Gonzo journalism, covered the US presidential campaign for _Rolling Stone Magazine_ alongside the establishment newsmen of Washington. The result is a classic piece of subversive reportage and a fantastic ride on the rollercoaster of Hunter’s uniquely savage imagination. In his own words, written years before Watergate: ‘It is Nixon himself who represents that dark, venal and incurably violent side of the American character almost every other country in the world has learned to fear and despise.’

Hunter S. Thompson - The ​Great Shark Hunt
‘Well ​. . .yes, and here we go again.’ Dr Hunter S. Thompson Indeed we do. Here, in one chunky volume, is the best of gonzo. From Private Thompson in trouble with the air force, to the devastating portrait of the ageing Muhammad Ali. Taking in the Kentucky Derby, Freak Power in the Rockies, Nixon in ’68, McGovern in ’72, Fear and Loathing at the Watergate, Jimmy Carter and the Great Leap of Faith – and much more. An indispensable compendium of decadence, depravity and horse-sense.

Hunter S. Thompson - The ​Gonzo Papers Anthology
Hunter ​S. Thompson was the creator of a new kind of journalism and invented a new style of writing. "Gonzo" was a wild, often drug- and drink-fuelled adventure, in which Thompson examined the politics, people, and values of his times. In the three great collections of "Gonzo" writings, "The Great Shark Hunt", "Generation of Swine", and "Songs of the Doomed" he dissected the 60s, 70s, and 80s with violence, wit, anger, and occasional compassion. Collected together for the first time, "The Gonzo Papers Anthology" is an indispensable compendium of decadence, depravity, and a remarkably skewed common sense.

Hunter S. Thompson - Fear ​and Loathing in Las Vegas
Heralded ​as the "best book on the dope decade" by the New York Times Book Review, Hunter S. Thompson's documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would no doubt leave Nancy Reagan blushing and D.A.R.E. founders rethinking their motto. Under the pseudonym of Raoul Duke, Thompson travels with his Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, in a souped-up convertible dubbed the "Great Red Shark." In its trunk, they stow "two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers.... A quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls," which they manage to consume during their short tour. On assignment from a sports magazine to cover "the fabulous Mint 400"--a free-for-all biker's race in the heart of the Nevada desert--the drug-a-delic duo stumbles through Vegas in hallucinatory hopes of finding the American dream (two truck-stop waitresses tell them it's nearby, but can't remember if it's on the right or the left). They of course never get the story, but they do commit the only sins in Vegas: "burning the locals, abusing the tourists, terrifying the help." For Thompson to remember and pen his experiences with such clarity and wit is nothing short of a miracle; an impressive feat no matter how one feels about the subject matter. A first-rate sensibility twinger, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a pop-culture classic, an icon of an era past, and a nugget of pure comedic genius. --Rebekah Warren

Hunter S. Thompson - The ​Curse of Lono
A ​wild ride to the dark side of Americana The Curse of Lono is to Hawaii what Fear and Loathing was to Las Vegas: the crazy tales of a journalist's "coverage" of a news event that ends up being a wild ride to the dark side of Americana. Originally published in 1983, Curse features all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral artwork for which the Hunter S. Thompson/Ralph Steadman duo became known and loved. This curious book, considered an oddity among Hunter's oeuvre, was long out of print, prompting collectors to search high and low for an original copy. TASCHEN's signed, limited edition sold out before the book even hit the stores, but this unlimited version, in a different, smaller format, makes The Curse of Lono accessible to everyone.

Hunter S. Thompson - Kingdom ​of fear
Be ​afraid. Hunter S. Thompson – hellraising author of _Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas_, high priest of hedonism and supreme chronicler of the American nightmare – tells the uncensored story of a life dedicated to excess in this outrageous autobiography. Here, for the first time, the godfather of Gonzo journalism takes on the subject no one else could handle: himself. It’s a tale of fast living, hard drinking, sharp writing and ingesting most illegal substances known to humanity. Of crazed road trips, girls, guns, bikes, brushes with the law and accidentally being accused of trying to kill Jack Nicholson. And it’s an explosive, no-holds-barred assassination of America today.

Hunter S. Thompson - Generation ​Of Swine
Hunter ​S. Thompson, celebrated author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, has been writing a weekly column for the San Francisco Examiner for the last two years. Those columns are collected here to offer a chronicle of the adventures of a _Generation of Swine_, whose evil doings can be detected in almost everything from the Iran-Contra hearings to the media coverage of Hurricane Gloria, from blood pressure machines to the Super Bowl, from the beast who run Denver Airport to the hijinks of the television preachers. The incomparable 'Dr Gonzo' has journeyed no small distance in search of intelligent life and reports back, instead, on the demented state of current events. He keeps tabs on the 1998 Presidential race, quotes from the Bible (reference books in hotel rooms are supplied exclusively by the Gideons) and asks why the President appears to be a hundred and twenty-eight years old.

Hunter S. Thompson - Hell's ​Angels (angol)
"California, ​Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big Sur. . . The Menace is loose again." Thus begins Hunter S. Thompson's vivid account of his experiences with California's most no-torious motorcycle gang, the Hell's Angels. In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial An-gels, cycling up and down the coast, reveling in the anarchic spirit of their clan, and, as befits their name, raising hell. His book successfully captures a singular moment in American history, when the biker lifestyle was first defined, and when such countercultural movements were electrifying and horrifying America. Thompson, the creator of Gonzo journalism, writes with his usual bravado, energy, and brutal honesty, and with a nuanced and incisive eye; as The New Yorker pointed out, "For all its uninhibited and sardonic humor, Thompson's book is a thoughtful piece of work." As illuminating now as when originally published in 1967, Hell's Angels is a gripping portrait, and the best account we have of the truth behind an American legend.

Hunter S. Thompson - A ​félelem birodalma
El ​lehet kezdeni parázni! Hunter S. Thompson - a Gonzo keresztapja, a mértéktelenség főpapja és az amerikai rémálom első számú krónikása - ezúttal olyan témába vágta fejszéjét, ami mindenki másnak túl meredek lenne: önmagáról ír. A Félelem Birodalmában, rég várt visszaemlékezéseiben, a Doki féktelen életének főként piálással és írással eltöltött évtizedeire tekint vissza. Whiskey-vel és LSD-vel felturbózott őrült utazások, egy gigantikus tarajos sül, csajok, fegyverek, robbanószerek és persze motorok történetét tárja elénk. És nem felejt el szót ejteni zűrös Louisville-i gyerekkoráról, a pornóiparban tett kalandjáról, arról, hogy ringbe szállt az aspeni seriffi székért, és hogy milyen érzés, amikor az embert véletlenségbôl azzal vádolják, hogy megpróbálta kinyírni Jack Nicholsont... Beteg, botrányos, mocskos és őrülten szórakoztató ez a könyv: az `amerikai évszázad gyermekének` története, mely elsô ízben kerül az olvasók kezébe. `Hatalmas példányszámban eladott, brutális és bizarr könyvek hírhedt írója és széles körben rettegett újságíró voltam... Ráadásul mindig be voltam állva, be voltam kattanva és állig fel voltam fegyverkezve.`

Hunter S. Thompson - Songs ​of the Doomed
Hitch ​a ride with the good doctor for his third manic volume of Gonzo writings, following _The Great Shark Hunt_ and _Generation of Swine_. And strap yourself in for the long, strange trip from Kennedy to Nixon to Quayle.

Hunter S. Thompson - Rumnapló
Paul ​Kemp, a kiégett, alkoholista újságíró egy New York-i kocsmában iszogatva döbben rá, mennyire torkig van a szürke és esős metropolisszal, ezért úgy dönt, szedi a sátorfáját, és elhúz a napfényes Puerto Ricóba. Kemp túrája pillanatok alatt meredek zuhanórepülésbe csap át, miután elhelyezkedik San Juan angol nyelvű napilapjánál, és nekilát, hogy halálra igya magát. A szigeten ez pofonegyszerűnek tűnik, hiszen a rum alig drágább, mint az ivóvíz, és mindig akad kivel inni. A szerkesztőség lecsúszott piásokból, megrögzött naplopókból és eszelős zugfirkászokból áll, akik bármit megtesznek, hogy ne kelljen melózniuk. Nem csoda, hogy balhé balhét követ, a srácok egyre többször keverednek összetűzésbe a helyi erőkkel és a rendőrséggel. És hogy a képlet ne legyen ilyen egyszerű, Kemp viszonyt kezd az egyik haverja barátnőjével. Az akkoriban sportújságíróként dolgozó Hunter S. Thompson 1960-ban New Yorkból Puerto Ricóba utazott, és állást vállalt egy helyi lapnál. Életének erről a zűrös időszakáról szól első regénye, a "Rumnapló", amelyet huszonegynéhány évesen, egy évtizeddel a kultikussá vált "Félelem és reszketés Las Vegasban" sikere előtt kezdett el írni, de amely csak 1998-ban jelent meg. A gonzo-újságírás atyjaként ismert Thompson a későbbi műveihez képest hagyományosabb szerkezetű és hangvételű regényt írt, amelyben azonban már megtalálhatók a később védjegyévé vált, semmivel össze nem téveszthető gonzo-stílus csírái és világsikert hozó regényeinek témái. A regényből film is készült Johnny Depp főszereplésével, melyet december 1-jétől vetítenek a hazai mozikban.

Hunter S. Thompson - Happy ​Birthday, Jack Nicholson
Every ​book tells a story . . . And the 70 titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth and quality that formed part of the original Penguin vision in 1935 and that continue to define our publishing today. Together, they tell one version of the unique story of Penguin Books. High priest of hedonism and godfather of gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson was renowned for his counterculture masterpiece _Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas_, which described his chemical-addled adventures in 1970s America. Taken from Thompson's brilliantly entertaining autobiography, _Kingdom of Fear_ – the last book published before his death earlier this year – these pieces provide a hilarious but now also painful insight into the life and the mind of a true literary outlaw.