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Can't be bothered to find the old thread.
Here is where we put away all the drinking and the silliness and talk about the writing. I have only read 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'. I need to read more, especially his new book about the latest election.

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I enjoyed The Rum Diary a great deal.

I bought Better Than Sex a while ago, but it became one of those books that for one reason or another I never got the time or inclination to read. I will now, but it won't be the same when I read it.
 
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Thompson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head today, by the way.

Just FYI. :S


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(thats why i made the thread. i posted a memorial thread on Flame Wars and hijacked the Deaths and Zeitgeist threads with much profanity)
 
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I see. I don't read Flame Wars. Smile


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The World lost a great man with Thompsons death =(. I've only read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Great Shark Hunt though, really need to read more of his stuff. Also, his Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas DVD commentary is the best commentary EVER ("IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHHHHHHH!!! I just love that scene, it cracks me fucking up."-ish ramblings for 2 hours = heaven).
 
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So ... thoughts on his suicide?

An expected and respected fulfillment of the great Gonzo storyline?

Or a deplored and wasteful waste of a human existence?

I know the man (everyone) has the right and previledge to exit life as they choose ...

But what do his fans left behind think of his self-extinction?


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I am torn between Warren Ellis' "this is cowardly" and the "well, if he was really in that much pain, better not to suffer needlessly" opinions. I am very much in favor of ending needless pain, but leaving his corpse for his son to find strikes of inconsideration. Mostly I'm in mourning. Still. The only sane man in the world, as far as I'm concerned. It reeks of the End of Times.


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what's your thought on his funeral plans?
(those being having his ashes shot out of giant cannon shaped like a gonzo fist)

i'm torn between "this is the coolest thing EVER" and "having your ashes shot into space might be slightly cooler"

but my first response was "HELL YEA!"
 
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this thread is 6 years old so i highly doubt anyone reads it but as a life-long HST fan i would highly recommend "the proud highway". it's a collection of his letters (i think letters reveal the soul of a writer so completely, and letter writing has really become a dying art)
 
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I truly love what Thompson did with Gonzojournalism as a craft, but'Fear and Loathing' as a book was just a mess and boring. Just one freakout hallucination to the next. The character is lost and detached.
 
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of course this is just one person's opinion, but wasn't that the point? i kind of took away from that book a sense of loss, a kind of eulogy for a lifestyle that was changing into something darker....in which case, it would make sense for the character to feel lost and detached; all familiar signposts are now gone
 
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I met his second wife, Anita, a few months ago. She was very friendly. She came over to speak to me and I didn't know who she was until she introduced herself. It was really odd though.


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Originally posted by Uskglass:
I see. I don't read Flame Wars. Smile

pretentious cunt. good you wont see what i wrote about you there..
ps wish i didnt read this members post..

too bad HST didnt go on a little rampage before he went out..
 
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(the posts have dates on them, sweetie)



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I just popped in to see what had been updated in this thread and got chills (I was accompanied by the first scene from Jaws in the background mind you, which may have aided my horror)


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