Between Journalism and Fiction: Hunter S. Thompson and the Birth of Gonzo

Boom California have published an excellent essay by Peter Richardson on Hunter S. Thompson’s formative years in California and how his time there shaped his development of Gonzo Journalism. It is a well written and well researched article which comes as no surprise as Peter Richardson is the author of A Bomb In Every Issue: How the Short, Unruly Life of Ramparts Magazine Changed America and No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead both of which are highly recommended.

To read Richardson’s essay on Thompson, click the link under the image below to be taken to the Boom California website.

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