Hunter S. Thompson
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The legendary writer Hunter S. Thompson blazed a new path in modern journalism and became a cult hero of the modern cultural landscape. His breakthrough novel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, is a benchmark in American literature and ushered in a new personalized approach to reporting called Gonzo Journalism. A highly charged new style where the writer's subjective experience and reactions take center stage in the creation of a story. He was a towering maverick whose notorious intake of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and firearms fueled his art and unique expression. Thompson committed suicide at the age of 67 and left a final note on his typewriter:
No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun – for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax – This won’t hurt.