HST brings it on — 5 years ago
I actually read the Gonzo Papers in reverse order, which was kind of fun. The Reagan/Bush years are more depressing, and this one focuses more on Watergate, which brings out the best in Thompson’s righteous indignity and gloating. It also has a lot of his pre-Hells Angels/F&L writing, which shows that he wasn’t just tossing shit on paper, but he really paid his dues in South/Central America and other places. I think I would have preferred to read it all in chronological order, but that’s just me.