Christian Sandoval (sandovalc) wrote in the_good_doc,
Christian Sandoval


Hi, my name's Chris and I love everything about HST, I've readed F&LinLV and the Rum Diary, apart from that I've only readed scatered stuff here and there. I hope to learn more from this remarkable man by joining this community, thanks
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Welcome, Chris, to this wild ride. I suggest reading Anita Thompson's The Gonzo Way for a unique perspective on The Good Doctor's daily life.
Not to be a dick, but I thought that book was trash. Just a lame attempt to cash out while she could.
If your interested in his works, I suggest Hells Angels or Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail. If your interested in his daily life Kitchen Readings : Untold Tales of Hunter S. Thompson will do you well.
Those who looked for Anita's work to be just like Hunter's are often disappointed. I thought she did a good job writing what it was like to be with him.

His works are better than hers, hands down ... but that doesn't mean one can't best learn about The Good Doctor by reading his own work, her work, and watching documentaries (such as "Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride," which is awesome).
Hey, thanks, I'll give it a try at the bookstore and maybe I'll end up buying it...
.....and Readed??
sorry about the writing, man, we Samoans are all the same.... I liked The electric koolaid acid test by wolfe, and I believe it was a sort of response to hells angels' gonzo style, right? they had like a feud in the 60s or something, I think... so I guess hells angels is the most attractive option for me right now.

I also heard about a new book by ralph steadman about Dr. Thompson, you think is it any good?

(BTW, I'm better reading English than writing it)

Anyway, thanks for the prompt welcome, both of you!!!
Since tomorrow is the Kentucky Derby and Hunter was a native Louisvillian, you should read "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved" tomorrow.
I had no idea...
Let's see...
The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved
Scanlan's Monthly, vol. 1, no. 4, June 1970.

right? got it, thanks for the heads up

You guys rock!!!!