Screwjack: A Short Story

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 13, 2000 - Fiction - 12 pages
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An almost unnaturally poignant love story from the father of “Gonzo” journalism and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson.

What makes the romantic short story 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."

Hunter S. Thompson’s most searing and unnaturally poignant love story, Screwjack is simultaneously eerie and feverish, debauched and affecting. Never before—and perhaps never since—has modern man’s melancholia been so vividly revealed in one powerful story.
 

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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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About the author (2000)

Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, The Rum Diary, and Better than Sex. He died in February 2005.

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