Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga Characters & Character Analysis

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Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson is the author of the text and also a participant in many of the book's central events. Thompson was born in 1937 and died in 2005. He was a journalist who utilized a unique personal style of reporting in the first-person. He set down personal observations and experiences in an easy-going style, which gradually came to be known as 'gonzo journalism.' He is sometimes criticized for a lack of objectivity; but his first-hand accounts are authoritative within their sphere and make particularly interesting reading. Thompson met the Hell's Angels during 1964 and spent between one and two years in their company. He invited them to his apartment, bought a motorcycle, and spent time riding, drinking, and carousing with several of them. After several months he became an accepted fixture of the motorcycle scene.

Thompson initially published a story about the Hell's Angels in 1965 in...

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