In Memoriam  

rockwriter58 58M
1524 posts
8/22/2005 7:36 am

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In Memoriam

“ eerie trumpet call echoing from a distant battlefield.”

Hunter S. Thompson


Thompson committed suicide on Feb. 20, 2005. A formal memorial service was held for him this past weekend in Colorado.

(This entry NEVER appeared on the main blogboard due to a morning blogjam on Aug. 22, but this author chose not to repost.)

Murax 55M  
934 posts
8/22/2005 5:16 pm

HST is God. I remember reading Fear and Loathing for the first time and sitting at the kitchen table in the house I was living literally drooling I was laughing so hard and having my housemates stare at me as if I had gone mad. The guy was just fucking brilliant.

rm_sj365 57F
2414 posts
8/22/2005 7:02 pm

Not to disparage the quality of Fear & Loathing, but it’s almost a shame this work became so popular & overshadowed so many other brilliantly twisted pieces of writing. Hells Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga, The Gonzo Papers, & some of the best articles EVER published in Rolling Stone magazine. In the 70s when he was most prolific, I couldn’t get enough of his writing…geezzz now I feel old.

rockwriter58 58M
1389 posts
8/23/2005 7:59 am

It is hard not to feel old when one of your heroes dies. As a writer, I respect Thompson's craft. Aside from the drug binges and gun fascination, I still want to emulate him. [blog sj365] points out some of his best material. I liked his rambling Rolling Stone essays. His Hells Angels work actually was his real breakthrough. Darth Murax is right: he was so funny and insightful. He will be missed.


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