Hunter S. Thompson’s Favorite Books


Hunter S. Thompson was an American journalist and author, credited with inspiring the gonzo journalism movement (whereby journalists write without objectivity and often serve as part of the story in which he/she is writing) – if you haven’t yet, check out Thompson’s Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga and/or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream (both are highly recommended), which exemplify this writing style.  A selection of some of Thompson’s favorite books are listed below (courtesy of Electric Lit).  Click on the images for more information (via Amazon).

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Down and Out in Paris and London

The Fountainhead

The Sun Also Rises

The Great Gatsby

The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

Lie Down in Darkness

The Outsider

A Singular Man

The World of Sex


One Reply to “Hunter S. Thompson’s Favorite Books”

  1. Love your sight I have been looking for something like this for a while. I am all for finding and forming your own op ions on things but why not learn from your idols and see what inspired them.


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