Screwjack: A Short Story by Hunter S. Thompson

By Hunter S. Thompson

Book Details:

ISBN: 0684873214
EAN: 9780684873213
ASIN: 0684873214
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2000-12-13
Number of Pages: 64
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books

Synopsis from Amazon:

Hunter S. Thompson's legions of enthusiasts have waited a decade for this book.

they won't be disillusioned. His infamous Screwjack is as salacious, unsettling, and brutally lyrical because it has been rumored to be because the inner most printing in 1991 of 3 hundred high-quality collectors' copies and twenty-six leather-bound presentation copies. merely the 1st of the 3 items integrated the following -- "Mescalito," released in Thompson's 1990 assortment Songs of the Doomed -- has been on hand to the general public, making the alternate variation of Screwjack an important publishing occasion.
"We reside in a jungle of pending disasters," Thompson warns in "Mescalito," a chronicle of his first mescaline adventure and what it sparked in him whereas he used to be by myself in an L.A. inn room in February 1969 -- together with a bout of paranoia that might have made most folks simply scream no, as soon as and for all. yet for Thompson, besides the drawback got here a burst of creativity too strong to disregard. the result's a poetic, perceptive, and wildly humorous stream-of-consciousness tackle 1969 the US as basically Hunter S. Thompson may well see it.
Screwjack simply will get more unusual with its moment supplying, "Death of a Poet." As Thompson describes this trailer-park disagreement with the darkish part of a deservingly doomed pal: "Whoops, i assumed. Welcome to the evening train."
the guts of the gathering lies in its ultimate, identify piece, an unnaturally poignant love tale. What makes the romantic story "Screwjack" so touching, for all its queerness, is the aching depression in its depiction of the trendy man's burden: that "we are doomed. Mama has long gone off to genuine property institution
...and after that perhaps even to legislation institution. we are going to by no means see her again."
Ostensibly written by way of Raoul Duke, "Screwjack" starts off with an editor's be aware explaining of Thompson's regulate ego that "the first few strains include no caution of the insanity and worry and lust that got here an increasing number of to plague him and dominate his life...." "I am accountable, Lord," Thompson writes, "but i'm additionally a lover -- and i'm one among your top humans, as you recognize; and yea tho i've got walked in lots of unusual shadows and acted loopy now and then or even drooled on many excessive clergymen, i haven't been a humiliation to you...."
Nor has Hunter S. Thompson been to American literature. fairly the opposite: What the mythical Gonzo journalist proves with Screwjack is simply how really good a prose stylist he rather is, amid the entire hilarity. As Thompson places it in his creation, the 3 tales the following "build like Bolero to a swifter & wilder climax that would drag the reader relentlessly up a hill, & then drop him off a cliff....That is the specified Effect".

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Booker Prize finalist

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