The best Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga By Hunter S. Thompson go inside Kindle Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author, famous for his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas He is credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism, a style of reporting where reporters involve themselves in the action to such a degree that they become the central figures of their stories He is also known for his promotion and use of psychedelics and other mind altering substances and to a lesser extent, alcohol and firearms , his libertarian views, and his iconoclastic contempt for authority He committed suicide in 2005.. California, Labor Day weekendearly, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all night diners cast off one night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big SurThe Menace is loose again Thus begins Hunter S Thomps California, Labor Day weekendearly, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all night diners cast off one night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big SurThe Menace is loose again Thus begins Hunter S Thompson s vivid account of his experiences with California s most notorious motorcycle gang, the Hell s Angels In the mid 60s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial Angels, cycling up down the coast, reveling in the anarchic spirit of their clan, and, as befits their name, raising hell His book successfully captures a singular moment in American history, when the biker lifestyle was 1st defined, when such countercultural movements were electrifying horrifying America Thompson, the creator of Gonzo journalism, writes with his usual bravado, energy brutal honesty, with a nuanced incisive eye as The New Yorker pointed out, For all its uninhibited sardonic humor, Thompson s book is a thoughtful piece of work As illuminating now as when originally published in 67, Hell s Angels is a gripping portrait, the best account we have of the truth behind an American legend.. The best Book Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga I'd just read Jay Dobyn's extremely exciting and fully-involved No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels. Dobyn was an undercover cop whose total immersion in Angels' culture led to him substituting his real life for what was really a job. Because it was so involved, it took me a while to get into Hunter Thompson's cool, cynical, totally-detached own year-long involvement with the Angels, whose beer, drugs and addiction to speed he was happy to share, but the rest was left behind when he drove home to his wife and child. Although 40 years separate these books there is an enjoyable synchronicity between them - some of Thompson's characters turn up in Dobyn's book, and the philosophy or politics of rejection by society's rejects remains the same.Stunning writing. No padding, every word of every sentence adds to each developing story. Oh to write like that, like an angel....Damn' good read.