Screwjack

Hunter S. Thompson

Including a chronicle of his first mescaline experience, a trailer-park confrontation and ending with an unnaturally poignant love story, Screwjack is an exhilarating collection of short stories. As Thompson puts it in his introduction, the three stories here ‘build like Bolero to a faster & wilder climax that will drag the reader relentlessly up a hill, & then drop him off a cliff . . . That is the Desired Effect.’

Amid all the hilarity, Hunter S. Thompson proves just how brilliant a prose stylist he really is. Screwjack is salacious, unsettling, and brutally lyrical.

‘Hunter Thompson elicits the same kind of admiration one would feel for a streaker at Queen Victoria’s funeral’ William F Buckley

‘There are only two adjectives writers care about anymore, "brilliant" and "outrageous", and Hunter S. Thompson has a freehold on both of them’ Tom Wolfe

Genre: Non-Fiction
ISBN: 978033051076901
Published: 06/05/2010

Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson is one of the great cultural figures of his generation. His writing spawned a whole genre (gonzo journalism) and myriad imitators, but he remained the first and the finest – a cult figure whose legacy and influence live on.

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