Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie

Better Than Sex Confessions of a Political Junkie Hunter S Thompson is to drug addled stream of consciousness psycho political black humor what Forrest Gump is to idiot savants The Philadelphia InquirerSince his trailblazing opus Fear and Loa

  • Title: Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie
  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780345396358
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hunter S Thompson is to drug addled, stream of consciousness, psycho political black humor what Forrest Gump is to idiot savants The Philadelphia InquirerSince his 1972 trailblazing opus, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, Hunter S Thompson has reported the election story in his truly inimitable, just short of libel style In Better than Sex, Thompson hits the d Hunter S Thompson is to drug addled, stream of consciousness, psycho political black humor what Forrest Gump is to idiot savants The Philadelphia InquirerSince his 1972 trailblazing opus, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, Hunter S Thompson has reported the election story in his truly inimitable, just short of libel style In Better than Sex, Thompson hits the dusty trail again without leaving home yet manages to deliver a mind bending view of the 1992 presidential campaign in all of its horror, sacrifice, lust, and dubious glory Complete with faxes sent to and received by candidate Clinton s top aides, and 100 percent pure gonzo screeds on Richard Nixon, George Bush, and Oliver North, here is the most true blue campaign tell all ever penned by man or beast Thompson delivers yet another of his trademark cocktail mixes of unbelievable tales and dark observations about the sausage grind that is the U.S presidential sweepstakes Packed with egocentric anecdotes, musings and reprints of memos, faxes and scrawled handwritten notesMemorable Los Angeles Daily News What endears Hunter Thompson to anyone who reads him is that he will say what others are afraid to He is a master at the unlikely but invariably telling line that sums up a political figure.In a year when all politics is to much of the public a tendentious and pompous bore, it is time to read Hunter Thompson Richmond Times Dispatch While Tom Wolfe mastered the technique of being a fly on the wall, Thompson mastered the art of being a fly in the ointment He made himself a part of every story, made no apologies for it and thus produced far honest reporting than any crusading member of the Fourth Estate.Thompson isn t afraid to take the hard medicine, nor is he bashful about dishing it out.He is still king of beasts, and his apocalyptic prophecies seldom miss their target Tulsa World This is a very, very funny book No one can ever match Thompson in the vitriol department, and virtually nobody escapes his wrath The Flint Journal

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    1. Hunter S. Thompson

      Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author, famous for his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas He is credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism, a style of reporting where reporters involve themselves in the action to such a degree that they become the central figures of their stories He is also known for his promotion and use of psychedelics and other mind altering substances and to a lesser extent, alcohol and firearms , his libertarian views, and his iconoclastic contempt for authority He committed suicide in 2005.

    115 thoughts on “Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie”

    1. Hunter S. Thompson's brain on drugs circa 1966 - 1980sHunter S. Thompson's brain on drugs - 1990s - 2005 I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that Hunter S. Thompson's reputation won't hold up. In fairness, I did go back and read sections of Hell's Angels and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and will acknowledge that he could often write well. Whether he ever wrote well enough to merit the adulation he's been given is questionable.However, I was stymied by the number of reviewers who gav [...]

    2. There are two kinds of Hunter S. Thompson fans: Those who get Gonzo tattoos over spring break and those who read his political stuff, like this book. It's the former who embrace the drug-addled mythology of the man. The latter can appreciate the brilliant writer and social commentator the world lost to suicide in 2005.Although I was just a young lad in '92, I still find his letters and essays fascinating. He knew how the real political process worked better than anyone else.Those who want Gonzo [...]

    3. Re-reading this during election years fills me with a treacherous combination of bitterness, mirth and borderline-hysterical fear. Some things never change.R.I.P. Hunter. I wish you could be here right now to witness this circus of shitbeasts.

    4. "No wonder the poor bastards from Generation X have lost their sense of humor about politics. Some things are not funny to the doomed" Though he tried desperately to avoid it, Hunter S. Thompson in this book again casts himself into the pit of despair that is modern politics. It is "Fear and Loathing" all over again, but this time on the Campaign Trail '92. He was lured in partly by his hatred of Bush and the hope that he could be beaten, and partly because of his addiction to politics; the quic [...]

    5. This is the first political book I’ve read and I quite enjoyed it. Being a fan of Fear and Loathing, I enjoy Thompson’s writing style.

    6. This wasn't bad. I mean, it is HST, so it is bound to be at least as good as his other, later books, which basically all read like someone trying to write like Hunter S. Thompson.My problems with it were many, and here are a few:1. This book is completely outdated, and not in the cool sort of retro-y way that old sci-fi gets after its projected "future date" has come and gone. No. Dated in a way that makes it almost impossible to care about half of what he is talking about. Clinton. Ross Perotd [...]

    7. The most hilarious book on American politics, bubba. Ye gods! I am convinced that journalism is the career for me. Either that or I'm a clueless bastard heading into the heart of the enemy camp, ready to commit South Indian jihad for reasons flimsier than bollywood's sense of plotting.

    8. Thompson's political writing is his best writing, and here we get a good dose of /gonzo/ journalism; that is, fiction that uses the real situations and real characters and draws the emotional truth out of them. This is also interesting because it features contemporaneous faxes and notes written to campaign officials that ends up sort of acknowledging that, yep, this wasn't all in Thompson's head - he really had access to powerful people and really dug in. He's lost some of the manic energy that [...]

    9. Some say that the high obtained from a successful political campaign is “better than sex,” but not Hunter S. Thompson. He was certainly a political campaign junkie, but even Thompson couldn’t place politics above carnal pleasure. And he would know a thing or two about politics, having ran for Sheriff (on the “Freak Power” vote - losing by a slim margin) in Pitkin County, Colorado and closely following and reporting on the 1972 Presidential Campaign.I have almost completed reading the T [...]

    10. This is Hunter Thompson's coverage of the 1992 U.S. Presidential campaign and elections, with some flashbacks to his own 1970 campaign for Sheriff of Aspen County in Colorado. As usual, he jumps right in as a participant as well as a reporter, so nothing he writes is even remotely unbiased, an lots of probably fictionalized incidents. In this case, he brings a group of Rolling Stone editors to Little Rock to meet with Bill Clinton and from there on refers to Clinton's campaign as "we" including [...]

    11. The BasicsA non-fiction (well mostly) account of the 1992 presidential election. With emphasis on Thompson’s perspective.My ThoughtsI’m not a politically-minded person. I know no one likes to hear that, and I don’t like saying it, but I’ve never really understood having an obsession with politics. Even Thompson, in this book, bemoans the fact that it’s an addiction he’d like to kick. Really it’s because it’s depressing, and I think Thompson got to the root of another reason why p [...]

    12. It has been too long, too dry, too boring, back to GonzoAptly sub-labeled "Confessions of a Political Junkie," Hunter delves into the political hysteria of the 1992 presidential race. He dives into the realms of personality and character beyond the generic banter of other reporters and news agencies.His appeal is unsurpassed, whether you agree with him or not, you're consumed by his writing. Reality and fantasy mesh into his reality and shape his perceptions of this political world.The most intr [...]

    13. This book is a lot of letters and biographic stuff and early 90s mish-mash. It's not really that impressive, especially considering the price. I'd suggest getting it used or at the library.If you're a hard-core Thompson fan, it's worth a look, though I suspect the Gonzo Papers might do you better.

    14. When it's good it's FEAR AND LOATHING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL repurposed brilliantly for the 1992 election. When it's bad, it's a boring self-parody. The split between the two is about even, but thankfully the opening introduction to the election and the Nixon obit closing are two worthy bookends to the piece, which probably ensure a higher level of satisfaction than BTS: COAPJ actually merits.

    15. The final days of George Bush and the rise of Bill Clinton is the focus of this volume of Hunter S. Thompson's work. Along with his very special obituary for his (and everyone's) nemesis Richard Nixon, this is definitely not to be missed. Classic Thompson unleashed.

    16. «Гвинейский Червь существует на самом деле — как и политика».---«Одна из тех ночей, которые приходят время от времени, чтобы укрепить ваше понимание того факта, что не существует такой вещи как паранойя. На самом деле всё гораздо хуже, чем вы думаете»---«Распутин разбирался в [...]

    17. Certainly original in style. It was an interesting take on politics and I really liked how he mixed insanity together with reality to create a narrative. Overall though, it wasn't worth the read. The few elegant one liners weren't worth the overall crassness.

    18. I hate to rate an HST book so low, but this is not one of his better works. It's very disjointed and lackluster. I think I'll stick with HST in his prime.

    19. This is my favorite of HST's later writings. It certainly suffers from the same lack of focus as much of his final work, and the padding of his actual writings here with way too many personal faxes makes that glaringly obvious, but the observations put forth are as incisive and biting as always.

    20. This is a deep cut in Thompson's canon, and it's hard to recommend to anyone but dedicated fans. I am one of those, and even I got tired of this book by about the halfway point, as there is little narrative momentum or even much humour to draw the reader through its pages. The absence of both of these factors is particularly strange, given Thompson's undoubted mastery of each writerly skill.Described as a behind-the-scenes look at the months leading up to Bill Clinton becoming President of the U [...]

    21. I've always thought of this as his worst book (I still haven't read Hey Rube). I liked it better the second time around, I think partially because I had such low expectations. In fact, having just reread all four volumes of the Gonzo Papers, I'd put this one ahead of Generation of Swine, which is a collection of nothing but San Francisco Examiner columns. I think the problem with both books is that for the most part he doesn't go anywhere. I mean actually, physically go anywhere. He is always fu [...]

    22. A contentious Presidential race, a population weary of years of Republican domination that have left the country in the grip of a recession, the rise of a previously obscure Democrat who goes from the underdog to the poll leader and eventually to the presidency . . . and Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” leading the pop charts. No, this isn’t 2008, but 1992, the year that the senior George Bush was ousted by a saxophone-playing governor from Arkansas, and the year that Hunter S. [...]

    23. Interesting entry in the bibliography of Dr. Thompson. Consisting of prose, as well as memos and personal correspondence from the Good Doctor, it's an interesting take on the '92 election between Clinton and Bush. More of a deep cut as opposed to a starting point. The prose is classic Doctor Thompson, with his dark sense of humor completely intact. Even the memos and Hunter's notes contain his style. While interesting I feel this will only appeal to people who already have an appealing interest [...]

    24. This is the only writing from Hunter that didn't get 5 stars from me. (And that incluses Screwjack.) Aside from being disjointed, it is completely unneccessary. The publishing company, or Playboy or whoever it was that commisioned him to write it were trying to catch lightning in a bottle. His Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72, is considered by many to be the most honest telling of what it is like to be on the inside of a political campaign. There is nothing in "Better Than Sex" (abou [...]

    25. It was probably a mistake to read this immediately after 'Campaign Trail. '72'. My expectations were set considerably high, considering how great 'Campaign Trail' was. Although 'Better than Sex' has it's moments (especially the end on Richard Nixon), by and large the majority of the book felt forced. Half assed, even. There are parts worth remembering, sure. But it's mostly a collection of letters he sent to various people involved in the Clinton campaign. Some of them are funny. Some aren't. To [...]

    26. Hunter Thompson was one of a kind. I can scarcely recall a time of my life when he was not a presence in it. His suicide was something I felt as though he were someone I'd known, and his absence is something that will last.I don't know how I missed this book when it originally came out, and just picked it up at a charity shop for 3 quid. I have to say, that's about what it was worth.This was all about him and his slight connection to the Bill Clinton presidential campaign. It clearly attempts to [...]

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