Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2023
For anyone interested in reading about the serious, dedicated, and professional elements that made Hunter S. Thompson one of the most important – not to mention most infamous – writers of the twentieth century, this book is a must-have-behemoth to have on the shelf. Hunter S. Thompson’s and Margaret Ann Harrell’s book, THE HELL’S ANGELS LETTERS, will not disappoint. In fact, like a well-maneuvered and invigorating ride beginning at assumption, and then ending in revelations, the LETTERS book provides readers with an education not only on the publishing world and what it takes to have a book seriously edited and re-worked, but also that the work can generate a lifelong friendship.
Over 250 pages of the text are alive with images of letters written between the two writers. Letters that were previously unpublished, never seen, or made available to the general public. This is more than just another write-up about Hunter S. Thompson, it’s a NEW Hunter S. Thompson work, beautifully guided by Margaret Harrell’s past and prose. If anyone is interested in how it all began, the first book written by Hunter S. Thompson, this collection of correspondence takes you on that trip. And, as the Good Doctor famously wrote: “Buy the ticket, take the ride.” – Leland Locke
This book in hands – IT IS MIND BLOWING JAW DROPPING!!!
I just can’t leave it alone!
I approach it, open it, flip through it, can hardly decide what to read first, enjoy some pages, close it, do something else, and walk back to it, open it…… – for hours now!
Feel like taking two weeks off to just stay IN IT!
All these letters from Hunter asking you to save the situation, etc. ADORABLE!!!!