Facinating view of Pop Sociology. Riding and living withe the "Great American Menace" The Hells Angels.
Hunter Thompson's research on the Hell's Angels involved more than a year of close association with the outlaws - riding, loafing, plotting, and eventually being stomped. "A close view of a world that most of us would never dare encounter."
Very interesting to read this, among Thompson's early work. His manic madness, although understated, seeps out from these pages - at times explicitly so. He spent a year with the Angels, hanging out, observing, and - of course - writing. A fascinating tale.
A truly fascinating read of the (at one time) largest outlaw biker club. He truly got into the life and wrote an indepth story of the biker life. Very disturbing in parts it had me riveted to the page.
My Rating: A+
This book is a great study of a sometimes mystifying and often intriguing group of people Hunter S. Thompson does not romanticize the Hell's Angels, nor does he portray them as anything other than what they are. He does however, write in a way that keeps you begging for more. he paints a vivid picture, which proves his talents to me mostly because I have nothing to draw from when it comes to this time period except for re-runs on Nick-at-Night.
The only issue I had with this book was really my issue more than the authors. The titles of the three sections seemed a bit misleading, but other than that this was a wonderful book. I highly recommend it to those even a little bit interested in the Hell's Angels or even Mr. Thompson himself.