Forgot your password?  

Critical Essay | Critical Review by Thomas Gaughan

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Critical Review by Thomas Gaughan.
This section contains 250 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Review by Thomas Gaughan - Critical Review by Thomas Gaughan

Critical Review by Thomas Gaughan

SOURCE: A review of Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie, in Booklist, Vol. 91, No. 3, October 1, 1994, p. 187.

In the following review, Gaughan asserts that although Thompson's Better Than Sex is not better than his Fear and Loathing books, it is worthy of attention.

At some point, people as diverse as John Wayne and the members of Aerosmith appeared to achieve a kind of wisdom when they began to parody themselves. There are hints in Better Than Sex that HST is winking—broadly—at us. Sure, he's still a vicious, twisted psychotic thug who can write that Richard Nixon was criminally insane from birth, but he also closes any number of preposterous gonzo screeds with the equally preposterous, "Take my word for it, Bubba. I was there." This is Thompson's take on...

(read more)

This section contains 250 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Review by Thomas Gaughan - Critical Review by Thomas Gaughan
Follow Us on Facebook