Non-Fiction Review: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson is hired to cover an off-road, motor race in the Las Vegas desert. The problem is that there isn’t much to write home about except for the dust. Seen in this light, the massive drug-taking starts out as a way for Thompson (who goes by the name Raoul Duke) and his attorney to pass the time. … More Non-Fiction Review: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson

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Non-Fiction Review: The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

Economic hit men, or EHM’s, are the guys who go in before the assassins. They persuade leaders of a foreign country to get their respective country into massive debt. … More Non-Fiction Review: The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

Fiction Review: American Tabloid by James Ellroy

I read the first few pages before I made my purchase, and I can say that Ellroy was at his best there. I won’t say that it was all downhill after that, but the initial promise of reading thrilling, masculine prose, the kind you get from reading crime noirs, kind of loses it flavor as the story progresses. … More Fiction Review: American Tabloid by James Ellroy