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Pan Macmillan, 2010 - Short stories - 64 pages
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A perceptive and wildly funny short story collection from the father of gonzo journalism.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.

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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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