Hunter S. Thompson’s Wild Ride

If there was ever a person for whom the phrase “larger than life” was invented it’s Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson blazed a trail of drugs and excess through his life, inventing a new style of journalism along the way. He once ran for Sheriff of Aspen on a platform of decriminalising drugs, turning streets into … Continue reading Hunter S. Thompson’s Wild Ride

The Death of Gore Vidal Marks the Last of the Literary Outlaws

The American writer Gore Vidal, died on Tuesday evening aged 86, from pneumonia. He passing signals the end of a group of writers whose heyday was in the 60s and 70s and who were known for their uncompromising prose and their often controversial views. They became fixtures of the chat show circuit in the 70s … Continue reading The Death of Gore Vidal Marks the Last of the Literary Outlaws