Screwjack

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Pan Macmillan, 2010 - Short stories - 64 pages
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"The heart of the collection lies in its final, title piece, an unnaturally poignant love story. What makes the romantic tale "Screwjack" so touching, for all its queerness, is the aching melancholy in its depiction of the modern man's burden: that "we are doomed. Mama has gone off to Real Estate School ... and after that maybe even to Law School. We will never see her again."" "Ostensibly written by Raoul Duke, "Screwjack" begins with an editor's note explaining of Thompson's alter ego that "the first few lines contain no warning of the madness and fear and lust that came more and more to plague him and dominate his life..." "I am guilty, Lord," Thompson writes, "but I am also a lover - and I am one of your best people, as you know; and yea tho I have walked in many strange shadows and acted crazy from time to time and even drooled on many High Priests, I have not been an embarrassment to you....""--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

Crazy and frenetic as only Hunter can be! "Mescalito" was my favorite story of the three, as it reminded me so much of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", which I love! Read full review

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User Review  - bonniemarjorie - LibraryThing

That third story was pretty damn weird but the first was incredibly clever and the second quite shocking. Overall, a quick read that fans will enjoy. Read full review

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Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) was an American journalist and author widely regarded as the father of gonzo journalism.

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