Author: Timothy Denevi
A new perspective on ‘Raoul Duke’ aka Hunter S. Thompson, the drug-addled, wise guy critic of the American dream re-cast as a crusader, seeking to uphold what he believed American could be—and should not become. Denevi’s book puts Thompson’s antics and writing in a new light: a relentless (and inspiring) effort to confront hypocrisy and injustice with the best weapons that Thompson owned – his writing and humour.
“Freak Kingdom…sheds new light on Thompson’s politically awakening and reporting — and the toll it took on him and his later work and life. Few books this season will give you a stronger and more chilling sense of déjà vu…The book chronicles, in absorbing day-by-day detail, how Thompson intersected with history more than some may recall.”―Rolling Stone