Hunter S. Thompson – The Gonzo Papers: Anthology


The Gonzo Papers Anthology

The Gonzo Papers Anthology


Just came across this while browsing on Amazon. It is due to be released by Picador on October 2nd 2009 and it appears to be The Gonzo Papers Vol 1, 2 ,3 & 4 all within the one cover. It will be a paperback and a whopping 1248 pages.

What do you think? Not sure about the cover myself, kind of drab. (Maybe it is the tan colour that is putting me off – oh well minor complaint)

Ron Mexico

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9 thoughts on “Hunter S. Thompson – The Gonzo Papers: Anthology

  1. No, I don’t think it’s too drab… Rather, it’s in-keeping with the new found respectability that’s coming with time and understanding. People are realising now that Thompson wasn’t all about guns & drugs, and that is resulting in more biographies and critical studies.

    I’ll just take this little chance to mention that there’s an article on Hunter S Thompson in the newest issue of Beatdom, which was released a few days ago, after more than a year of stalling. It’s available for free at or go to and follow the links.


    • Yeah that is a good thing but they could still have produced a better cover that reinforces that position. I’d scrap the image and replace it with a larger shot of Hunter at his typewriter.

  2. Nah, I just stick with my loose Gonzo Paper books.
    Any paperback book with more than thousand pages is a pain in the ass to read in my opinion.

  3. I agree with Jack about the format – a 1248 page paperback is going to be a bit cumbersome. It better have one heck of a good binding. I know how much use (my wife would probably say abuse) that books by my favorite authors tend to get. A book with that many pages, that is likely to be read and reread a whole effin’ lot had better be able to take it.

  4. Sepia FTW! I’ve already got Vol. 1, should I bother getting this when it comes out? Oh, and will it contain Generation of Swine?

    • Can anyone tell me exactly which books are in this anthology? I’ve recently purchased The Rum Diary, F&L In Las Vegas & campaign trail 72 also hells angels & F&L in America. I was thinking of purchasing this & also the Ancient Gonzo wisdom out at the same time. I read somewhere that great shark hunt is part of this anthology – is this correct? I ask because I am thinking of buying Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century and was wondering if it was in any of the planned 1028 pagers. Any info would be greatfully recieved.

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