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High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonzo Journalism aims to provide the first in-depth analysis of the writings of Hunter S. Thompson, one of the most misunderstood authors of the 20th century. His Gonzo journalism was an odd fusion of fact and fiction that garnered widespread adoration but for all the wrong reasons. In this book, David S. Wills (author of books on Will High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonzo Journalism aims to provide the first in-depth analysis of the writings of Hunter S. Thompson, one of the most misunderstood authors of the 20th century. His Gonzo journalism was an odd fusion of fact and fiction that garnered widespread adoration but for all the wrong reasons. In this book, David S. Wills (author of books on William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg) traces the author’s life from birth to death, exploring how Thompson developed an entirely unique literary voice and why he used such odd techniques to craft a form of prose that defied categorisation. This book not only explores Thompson’s meteoric rise to literary superstardom, but also charts the startling decline in the quality of his work that came after his 1972 foray into political reporting. High White Notes will be released in November 2021 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the publication of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” in Rolling Stone.


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High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonzo Journalism aims to provide the first in-depth analysis of the writings of Hunter S. Thompson, one of the most misunderstood authors of the 20th century. His Gonzo journalism was an odd fusion of fact and fiction that garnered widespread adoration but for all the wrong reasons. In this book, David S. Wills (author of books on Will High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonzo Journalism aims to provide the first in-depth analysis of the writings of Hunter S. Thompson, one of the most misunderstood authors of the 20th century. His Gonzo journalism was an odd fusion of fact and fiction that garnered widespread adoration but for all the wrong reasons. In this book, David S. Wills (author of books on William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg) traces the author’s life from birth to death, exploring how Thompson developed an entirely unique literary voice and why he used such odd techniques to craft a form of prose that defied categorisation. This book not only explores Thompson’s meteoric rise to literary superstardom, but also charts the startling decline in the quality of his work that came after his 1972 foray into political reporting. High White Notes will be released in November 2021 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the publication of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” in Rolling Stone.

10 review for High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonzo Journalism

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dan

    My thank to NetGalley and the publisher Beatdom Books for an advanced copy of this literary study and memoir. Hunter S. Thompson cast a huge shadow over the cultural and journalistic world, where the word Gonzo meant not just a writing style but a way of life, a religion for the strong and those willing to fight for it, whatever it was. From the outside women wanted him, and men wanted to be him, an outlaw with a savage typewriter and personality. Until editors, journalists, lovers and friends go My thank to NetGalley and the publisher Beatdom Books for an advanced copy of this literary study and memoir. Hunter S. Thompson cast a huge shadow over the cultural and journalistic world, where the word Gonzo meant not just a writing style but a way of life, a religion for the strong and those willing to fight for it, whatever it was. From the outside women wanted him, and men wanted to be him, an outlaw with a savage typewriter and personality. Until editors, journalists, lovers and friends got closer to the good Doctor of Journalism and saw what Gonzo really had done to its creator, a hopeless addict watching his talent drain away, with occasional flashes, but spiraling down to almost parody. High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonzo Journalism,named for by the feeling and hum that Thompson would feel when the writing was kicking on all cylinders, by David S. Wills is a biography of not just the man Thompson was, but the words he used and how he put them together to create his classic works. Thompson's life was big, brash, and full of edits and rewriting. Tweeking a story to make it better, make Thompson come out better, to beat the man at his own game was a very common thing, something that make biographers have reported as fact in many books on him. An untrustworthy narrator of his own life is a very large part of Thompson's legacy. Thompson's writing is the real subject of the book. Thompson had skill, and he wrote and rewrote and rewrote to make it perfect, to make it sing, and carry the narrative along. Gonzo was what ruined that gift, being the light at the end of the party, the all eyes on him, destroyed that gift, drove that editorial instinct away, and made it easier for him to hand a bunch of notes to some editor and let the swine make of it what they will. I have been a fan since I first read Thompson's article about the Kentucky Derby. What the???... I was amazed, confused and envious all at once. The pictures, even without the Steadman drawings were so clear, gross disgusting rich people up to their knees in refuse, I wanted more. Mr. Wills goes deep into how Thompson would create these kind of images, his tricks, his writing. Even a nonfan can learn alot about writing, from reading this book, maybe also how not to lose it. Mr. Wills seems to have read everything written, written about or written on Hunter Thompson. Not just a interesting biography, the book's approach to the reading is what a reader will remember most. A very revealing and very sad book. All the reader can think about is all the great writing that was never to be. A great gift for a Thompson fan, or a burgeoning writer.

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    Beth

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    Jennifer

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Ann

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