**Please note that this book has been very well read and passages have been highlighted throughout the book**
‘I was thinking; my mind was running at top speed, scanning and sorting my options. They ranged all the way from Dumb and Dangerous to Crazy, Evil, and utterly wrong from the start . . . stand back. We are on the brink. Yes. I have an idea.’ When Hunter S. Thompson has an idea, you just have to listen – and he shares many of his unique ideas in this collection of journalism, social commentary, short fiction and autobiography. Divided into sections by decade, Songs of the Doomed begins with a furious condemnation of the US justice system and ends with the author’s own version of the events that led to his extraordinary court case. Stopping off at the infamous summit conference in Elko, Illinois; Saigon in 1975 (the war zone Thompson was fired while en route to); and Palm Beach in the eighties for the Pulitzer divorce, here – in true Gonzo fashion – is the long strange trip from Kennedy to Nixon to Quayle. `Mr Thompson’s best work of the past three decades’ New York Times Book Review `There are many hideously funny stories in this collection. Thompson writing on mescalin, staying on for the fall of Saigon, explaining what it must be like to be a multimillionaire in Palm Beach . . .’ Independent on Sunday `Dead funny . . . That our guru has made it this far merits drinks and dynamite all round at the Woody Creek Road and Gun Club (and spiritually affiliated North London branches). That he is still alive, and at large, defies medical and legal beliefs’ Andy Kershaw, Literary Review `Proves that you can’t keep the old bastard quiet . . . a superb offering’ City Limits
Please note that these are vintage books and have probably passed through a number of hands in their lifetime.
This is part of the charm for me, but for some it may be less so.
You can expect to find some general page discoloration, some creases in the spine and occasionally cover, the odd smudge or perhaps an inscription in the front. Condition will vary from book to book, but this will be reflected in the price and images.
Any major damage such as loose pages, tears, scribbling throughout the body of the book or missing dust jackets will be mentioned.
R80- Door to Door delivery via uAfrica to all major cities nation wide.
**Please note that this is a flat rate and you are welcome to add as many deliverable items to your order at no additional cost. Undeliverable items include furniture and items that are extremely fragile in nature, but this will be specified in the items description.
**If you feel you might want to purchase multiple items over the course of the month, you can check the “collection” option and then we can bulk ship your products when you are ready. Payment for this can either be done via eft or with your last item purchased.
FREE- Collection in Vredehoek Cape Town. Once payment has been made we will contact you via email to arrange a convenient time for you to collect.
Most of our products are vintage in nature and will show varying signs of age appropriate wear. However, we will always endeavour to point out any imperfections and describe items to the best of our ability. Please always be sure to examine the pictures and dimensions carefully. If you are unsure about absolutely anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us, as we are always happy to answer any questions you might have.