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Screw-jack Summary
Hunter S. Thompson

Everything you need to understand or teach Screw-jack by Hunter S. Thompson.

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Screw-jack Summary

Plot Summary

Screwjack is a collection of three short stories by infamous journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Though unrelated narratively, the three stories titled, "Mescalito," "Death of a Poet," and "Screwjack" could be said to share the common theme of drug abuse and addiction.

The longest story, "Mescalito," involves Thompson's mescaline drug trip during a stay at a Los Angeles hotel in February 1969. Thompson was crushed by writer's block at the time, and pressured by his newspaper to produce material. He was smoking marijuana and taking Dexedrine pills for energy. He ran out of Dexedrine pills, and the only pills he had left with enough "kick" for his drug habit were a mixture of speed and mescaline, so he consumed those pills late one night.

A few hours later, Thompson began to experience the results of the mescaline on his brain and body. He felt weightless, and like he was vibrating...

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