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by Hunter S. Thompson

eBook Kingdom of Fear : Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century epub
  • ISBN: 0684873230
  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Genre: Reference
  • Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (January 21, 2003)
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • ePUB size: 1206 kb
  • FB2 size 1173 kb
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Other author's books: Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Hunter S. Thompson. Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness: Modern History From the ESPN.

Other author's books: Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Hunter S. Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century. Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967. The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales From a Strange Time.

Hunter Thompson takes stock in his tumultuous life and assesses the current situation in America in a very aptly titled book. At its best, Kingdom of Fear evokes the glory days of Thompson. At its worst, it wallows in some rather pitiful encounters which may have been better left unsaid, such as his flirtation with an 8-year-old Xania. Thompson launches into the current administration, as it inflicts its reign of terror on the civil liberties in this country.

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Hunter s. thompson series: Letters. Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga. Other author's books: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Fear and Loathing in America.

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Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child In the Final Days of the American Century is a book by Hunter S. Thompson, published in 2003. The book is a collection of writings about Thompson's past that focuses on the theme of rebellion against authority. Many of the stories are placed in the context of the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and its emphasis on heightened police and military operations.

Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century by. .Little Hunter and his school friends were guilty of the mailbox crime. As a federal offence, mailbox vandalism carried a five-year sentence.

Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century by Hunter S Thompson 384pp, Penguin, £16. Kingdom of Fear combines memoir, polemic, satire, abuse, diablerie, and something new for Hunter Thompson - a nice line in prophecy. It opens with a memory of childhood, but this being Thompson's childhood the memory is of a nine-year-old's battle with the FBI "in the case of a federal mailbox being turned over in the path of a speeding bus".

Hunter Thompson does. He begins Kingdom of Fear, a rambling bastard of a memoir, with the story of his first encounter with the FBI, at the tender age of nine.

The film's poster features Phoenix, playing a Cold War-era soldier, flashing a peace sign. Hunter Thompson does.

Good news - You can still get free 2-day shipping, free pickup, & more . Try another ZIP code. Kingdom of Fear - "It would be easy to say that we owe it all to the Bush family from Texas, but that would be too simplistic. Far from Thompson's best stuff, like Hell's Angels, but there are enough gems in it to remind you why could never resist his books in the first place. As with all of his writing, NOT for the faint of heart. If you haven't read him before, best not start with this.

Brilliant, provocative, outrageous, and brazen, Hunter S. Thompson's infamous rule breaking -- in his journalism, in his life, and under the law -- changed the shape of American letters, and the face of American icons. Kingdom of Fear traces the course of Thompson's life as a rebel -- from a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid flaunting all authority to a convention-defying journalist who came to personify a wild fusion of fact, fiction, and mind-altering substances. Call it the evolution of an outlaw. Here are the formative experiences that comprise Thompson's legendary trajectory alongside the weird and the ugly. Whether detailing his exploits as a foreign correspondent in Rio, his job as night manager of the notorious O'Farrell Theatre in San Francisco, his epic run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, or the sensational legal maneuvering that led to his full acquittal in the famous 99 Days trial, Thompson is at the peak of his narrative powers in Kingdom of Fear. And this boisterous, blistering ride illuminates as never before the professional and ideological risk taking of a literary genius and transgressive icon.
Comments: (7)
Brazil
Can't believe I hadn't read Hunter before. This book was eye opening and mind blowing and crazy. Probably not the best place to start reading Hunter's work, but I enjoyed the style and the attitude and I am going to read more of his stuff. I'm a big believer in the corruption of both political parties and the fact that America has failed as a democratic republic. It's too bad, it was a good idea.
If you like politics, you should read this.
Burking
Hunter Thompson takes stock in his tumultuous life and assesses the current situation in America in a very aptly titled book. At its best, Kingdom of Fear evokes the glory days of Thompson. At its worst, it wallows in some rather pitiful encounters which may have been better left unsaid, such as his flirtation with an 8-year-old Xania.
Thompson launches into the current administration, as it inflicts its reign of terror on the civil liberties in this country. He recalls his bouts with the law, in particular a sordid case involving a former porn queen who takes him to court for allegedly abusing her at his home in Aspen. While he managed to survive these battles, he doesn't hold out much hope for the future because of the notorious Patriot Act.
But, his thoughts range far and wide, taking in his early years in Louisville and the proud highway to his remote home in Aspen, which he currently finds under seige from unscrupulous developers and former porn queens bent on ruining his mostly peaceful life. There is plenty of dark humor and pithy insights into the loathsome nature of the American dream. It is a very uneven book, but then that is what I have come to expect from Thompson, who hasn't been able to repeat his past great efforts such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72.
Fek
Hunter writes a stunning review of life in US with heightened security and dangers to our freedoms. Must read for everyone, student and average citizen. We take so much for granted and put too much faith in those we have elected to represent us. He points out our misplaced good will and consequences. Be prepared his writing style is a bit disjointed, in that his storyline hops around a bit. Other reviewers complained he repeated his personal history once again, didn't take away from the narrative in my opinion. Highly recommend this book.
Wishamac
This book (2003) and "Hey Rube" (2004) appear to be the last of HST's books. While "Hey Rube" contains lengthy discussions of gambling on professional football and basketball (including "March Madness"), this book is more far-ranging, containing everything from Thompson's reminiscences of his youth to his (highly negative) thoughts on George W. Bush. There's even a chapter from "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 1972," one of the finest political books ever written.

The quality of the writing on the recent pieces is not quite up to that of his best from the past, but is still infinitely better than the mindless slop produced by other contemporary "writers." The man was an artist.

As always, one of the disturbing things about Thompson is his ability to assess politics correctly in real time. Reading back, you think "Why didn't people take this man seriously at the time?"

"Indeed," as Doc would say.
happy light
Yeah, there's some recycled material in here, but that's like complaining about a Beatles album using some of the same great songs over and over again and those great songs never tiring. The thing with Hunter, is that anytime I read his work, I feel like I'm having a conversation with a dear friend I haven't seen in long time. I think this was his most sentimental and retrospective writing, of course done under the tapestry of our American Culture and where we are going wrong. I love this book and this writer and recommend it to any other human being.
Dagdarad
I'm an avid Hunter fan, and this book does not disappoint. His hilarious, cynical, paranoid, over the top, yet eerily on point prose will never be seen again, despite imitators. I have purchased this twice through amazon. Once used through betterworldbooks and one new as a gift. I have no complaints with either.
Kison
and then all hell broke loose. Excellent book if you want to even begin to understand the concept of freedom on today's terms.
Some tend to sell him short intellectually because of his reputation,(mostly unfounded-it sells books) but most of his political and other predictions are remarkably accurate. Good to see Amazon bring back some of the great authors, rather than a lot of the soap opera writers that seem to dominate Kindle's best seller lists. Hunter is sorely missed.
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