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Breaking It All Down

Fan of SF, Fantasy and Manga.

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The Cornelius Chronicles
Michael Moorcock, Stanislaw Fernandes, Malcolm Dean

Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s (Gonzo Letters)

Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame & Degradation in the '80s (Gonzo Papers 2) - Hunter S. Thompson In "A Generation of Swine" Hunter S. Thompson turns his sharp and angry wit upon the 1980s, particularly the Regan administration,, through the rise of "Greed is Good" economics and the Iran-Contra scandal, up until the Iran-Iraq War.

It is, beyond a doubt, an excellent book. It's not as sharp as volume 1 of the Gonzo papers, but Volume 1 had some of his most famous stuff (that wasn't written explicitly for other books) in there - his article about racial tensions in California and his meeting with Oscar Acosta, covering the Kentucky Derby with Ralph Steadman, etc.

Nonetheless, this is excellent work from Hunter, and I whole heartedly recommend it.