A cold rueful look at Hunter S. Thompson


There's been a lot of spilled ink and wasted pixels on the complicated effort to eulogize the suicide of "new journalism" writer Hunter S. Thompson, with most of it coming out insincere, overwrought, or just not quite getting it. Steve H., the immensely talented blogger at Hog on Ice, is another matter altogether. Writing as someone who was influenced by Thompson, he takes a rueful, almost bitter, but straight look at Thompson and hits the target. He writes the first realistic assessment of what the man amounted to before he met his end. It's a cold hard look at Thompson and why he's found wanting. 
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