Everyone has read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and most know vaguely of this book but haven't got around to reading it. At least, that's how I saw the world from my egocentric perspective. I was jolted to finally read it by an article describing the Trump phenomenon and it's parallels to the Angels. Written about a time only shortly after my birth by a man as old as my parents it enlightened me about a culture that had previously only been a label to me. Although my bike is no hog and I don't share Hunter's insane lust for life I feel a little more whole for finally reading this classic.
The early history of America's so called outlaw bikers has always fascinated me and Hunter Thompson captures the essence of the time with fascinating and thoughtful insights into the outlaw culture real or imagined.