Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 - Hunter S. Thompson Woah. The politics are more or less incomprehensible to me, but ocassionally things float up. It's hard to tell how much of Hunter's writing is something of a very good stylistic schtick and how much is the guy losing his mind. The writing is often great, and his loathing of Nixon so eloquent that I (with the priveledge of being from the future) almost felt bad for him at times, in a rooting for the narrative underdog way. The turn from regular, chemical junkie to political junkie is interesting and - watching the 2012 fever - familiar. There is really is just something endlessly compelling about US elections, in a purely visceral, adrenalined sort of way.