Friday 13 December 2019

Fear and fun in South America

"Here was a white man with 12 Yankee dollars in his pocket ... hauling a typewriter, grinning, sweating, no hope of speaking the language, no place to stay," wrote Hunter S. Thompson in 1962 of the start of his yearlong trip across South America in search of inspiration for his writings.

The Footloose American; Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across South America, by journalist Brian Kevin, captures the eventful journey made by of the author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

It's published by Random House.

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