Tag Archives: Hunter S Thompson

Johnny Depp and The Rum Diary

By | June 28, 2012

I came across a fantastic interview with Johnny Depp in November 2011 edition of Vanity Fair and I had to share it with you. Johnny Depp and Hunter S Thompson's friendship has been documented in great detail, but I didn't realise that Johnny Depp had discovered the long-forgotten (by Thompson) The Rum Diary in the… Read More »

Mad Men: Our Literary Guide

By | March 16, 2012

We’re mad keen on Americana and Mad Men! Now that Series Five is about to hit the airwaves with a double episode in the US on March 25th & in the UK on March 27th, we’ve decided to compile a reading list for the show – books that we think say something about the characters, the show… Read More »

Our compendium of Hunter S Thompson quotes

By | February 20, 2012

For the last two weeks we've been tweeting daily quotes from our book on Hunter S Thompson, Gonzo Republic: Hunter S Thomspon's America to celebrate its publication. They have varied from wild and rude to insightful, prescient and moving. Below is a collection of our favourite Hunter S Thompson quotes, taken from the great man… Read More »

Can you definte the meaning of Gonzo in one tweet? – the winners of our competition are announced!

By | February 17, 2012

Many thanks to everyone who entered our competition to define gonzo journalism in one tweet! It’s amazing to think that even though it’s been nearly 7 years since Hunter S Thompson’s death, his gonzo writing still triggers such enthusiasm and wit! It was as difficult to pick a winner as it is for scholars, journalists… Read More »

Hunter S Thompson on Film: Terry Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

By | February 10, 2012

‘Terry Gilliam’s work is the most significant adaptation of Thompson’s fiction so far. Although the plot is very close to that of the novel, Gilliam is not afraid to depart from the book on the level of style to create his own interpretation. The movie opens with an ironically deployed showbiz number, ‘My Favourite Things’… Read More »

Hunter S Thompson’s explosive writing: an author guest post by William Stephenson

By | February 7, 2012

When studying for the part of Raoul Duke in Terry Gilliam’s film of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Johnny Depp stayed in Hunter S. Thompson’s basement in Owl Farm, the ‘fortified compound’ deep in the Colorado mountains that was Thompson’s retreat and writing base.  Depp shot with Thompson’s guns, wore his clothes, immersed himself… Read More »

Gonzo Republic: competition time!

By | February 6, 2012

Can you define the meaning of Gonzo in one tweet?  According to Hunter S Thompson his Gonzo style of writing was 'like falling down an elevator shaft and landing in a pool full of mermaids’. But… how would you define Gonzo? We're giving away copies of our new book on Hunter S Thompson in return… Read More »

‘Thompson did not share the spiritual focus of Emerson and Thoreau…’

By | February 2, 2012

Below is a snippet from the introduction to our exciting new book on Hunter S Thompson, Gonzo Republic: Hunter S Thompson's America by William Stephenson. You can read the whole introduction to the book by clicking on the preview button at the bottom of this post. 'Thompson did not share the spiritual focus of Emerson… Read More »

Hunter S Thompson Celebration

By | February 1, 2012

Today we begin our Hunter S Thompson fortnight to celebrate the publication of Gonzo Republic: Hunter S Thompson's America and to coincide with the anniversary of his death on the 20th Feb. We will be tweeting daily Hunter S Thompson quotes (ranging from the surreal to funny, provocative to poignant, and, in some cases, spookily… Read More »

Johnny Depp reads letters from Hunter S Thompson

By | January 19, 2012

We will be going a little Hunter S Thompson crazy on our blog and twitter as of the 1st of Feb, to celebrate the publication of our new book Gonzo Republic: Hunter S Thompson's America. Written by William Stephenson, it takes you on a  journey across the surreal landscape of Thompson’s literary America – examining… Read More »