By Hunter S. Thompson
"California, hard work Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog nonetheless within the streets, outlaw motorcyclists donning chains, colours and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of huge Sur. . . The risk is unfastened again." Thus starts Hunter S. Thompson's vibrant account of his reports with California's such a lot no-torious motorbike gang, the Hell's Angels. within the mid-1960s, Thompson spent virtually years residing with the arguable An-gels, biking up and down the coast, reveling within the anarchic spirit in their extended family, and, as befits their identify, elevating hell. His e-book effectively captures a novel second in American heritage, whilst the biker way of life used to be first outlined, and while such countercultural hobbies have been electrifying and frightening the United States. Thompson, the author of Gonzo journalism, writes together with his ordinary bravado, strength, and brutal honesty, and with a nuanced and incisive eye; because the New Yorker mentioned, "For all its uninhibited and sardonic humor, Thompson's ebook is a considerate piece of work." As illuminating now as whilst initially released in 1967, Hell's Angels is a gripping portrait, and the simplest account we now have of the reality in the back of an American legend.
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