Re: RARA-AVIS: Hunter S. Thompson

From: James Rogers (
Date: 10 Apr 2000

At 08:36 PM 4/10/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Does anyone consider Hunter S. Thompson as within the hard boiled tradition?
>Someone recently maintained to me that he was, I disputed it, but I'm not
>entirely sure. For one thing, his work is not fiction (although that's open
>to question, isn't it?). Second, his potpourri of drug-induced horros
>doesn't seem very hard-boiled to me.

           _Hell's Angels_ maybe. I can see him as being influenced by the style. Haven't read the early book that he acknowledges as a "novel". Not as hardboiled as, say, William Burroughs though.


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