A few weeks ago here at Totally Gonzo, I brought up the seemingly forever delayed Who Killed Hunter S. Thompson? by Warren Hinckle and appealed for any information regarding the hold up. Well thanks to the power of the internet I can now bring you some good news. I have been in touch with Warren Hinkle himself and he brought me up to speed with the project. After the book was announced over two years ago a great amount of new ‘Hunter treasures’ have been unearthed and as a result the book has doubled in size from the original 200 or so pages to approximately 400 or so. Warren also had this to say about the book –‘there’s a fascinating amount of undiscovered Thompson lore and art in there…’
Providing everything runs smoothly Warren said that he hopes the book will be out around November. As soon as there is a definite release date I will post it here at Totally Gonzo. I also came across a blog entry by Peter Richardson who ran into Warren at the recent Book Expo America in L.A. Warren was there to promote Who Killed Hunter S. Thompson? so it seems that we will have this book in our hands sooner rather than later. Speeking of books Peter Richardson is the author of American Prophet: The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams who as you all know suggested to Hunter that he cover The Hells Angels for a story. Peter also teaches a class on California culture at San Francisco State University. One of the books studied in that class is Hells Angels. Check out his blog, it is well worth a visit.
Another blog worth checking out is The Farm Report by William McKeen which is regularly updated as he travels across America promoting his excellent new book Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson.
Thats about it for now,
PS: Totally Gonzo was recently mentioned in the papers here in Ireland. You can read the articles here. Reporter Olaf Tyaransen frequently writes about Hunter in both The Herald and Hotpress Magazine. Thanks for the mention Olaf! Also the Gonzostore is now back online.
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I was a bit confused, too, since I saw a bound copy of the book at BEA, and that was in early June. But maybe that was an advanced reading copy of some sort. My book on Ramparts magazine should be out in fall 2009. HST didn’t write for the magazine, but Wenner and Hinckle both worked there. HST made at least one noteworthy visit to the office in San Francisco, hung out with the Ramparts people at the 1968 Democratic convention, and borrowed the idea of a wall poster from Ramparts when he ran for sheriff.
Hunter also shared an office with Hinckle at Mitchell Brothers Theater.
Reblogged this on william's space and commented:
Hope is we will all get it before we die. The wait here is just untenable. How LONG will it be? How OLD IS this post? What in the FRACK!?