Hell's Angels (Penguin Modern Classics)
'A phalanx of motorcycles cam roaring over the hill from the west ...the noise was like a landslide, or a wing of bombers passing over. Even knowing the Angels I couldn't quite handle what I was seeing.' Huge bikes, filthy denim and an aura of barely contained violence; the Hell's Angels could... show more
'A phalanx of motorcycles cam roaring over the hill from the west ...the noise was like a landslide, or a wing of bombers passing over. Even knowing the Angels I couldn't quite handle what I was seeing.' Huge bikes, filthy denim and an aura of barely contained violence; the Hell's Angels could paralyse whole towns with fear, so terrible was their reputation. But how much of that reputation was myth and how much was brutal reality? Only one man could discover the truth about these latter-day barbarians; Hunter Stockton Thompson, Dr Gonzo himself, the man who saw the fear and loathing in the heart of the American dream. This counter-culture classic is the hair-raising result.
Publish date: May 1st 2003
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Hell's Angels is as much (maybe more) about the media as it is about the infamous motorcycle gang. Thompson hints at the gonzo character that would make him famous, but the strength of Hell's Angels is the clarity with which he writes about the gang-- a petty, brutish gang of violent losers, certain...
I had been meaning to read this book for quite a while; ever since a friend of mine mentioned it to me years ago. Penguin then decided to release a number of books in a new mass market format, similar to their original releases back in the early days of the company. The books that they released in t...
You ever read a book where you can tell it was a magazine article padded out to book length? Here's one. Repetitive, circular and mostly boring, this is in no way worth reading.I had a little fun with Thompson's light jabs at Kesey - and having just read [b:The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,|7442|The ...
Hunter S. Thompson is the writer you want to read if you want to pull all those cool guys. They all love him, it seems, so just make a trip to some hipster café, open one if his books and wait to score.I didn’t go for the obvious “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” but instead I read his debut, a non-f...
now, after i've finished it, the only thing i can think about is how nice it would be to have a run down Highway 101 with 20 or 30 Angels on their roaring motorcycles, feeling the crisp night air making my eyes water, the moon somewhere over us, spying on the beasts we are through it's only eye, nev...
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