About HST Books

Hello and welcome to HST Books,

Simply, its a site about the work of Hunter S. Thompson.

I am a book collector with a main focus on Hunter S. Thompson. HST Books grew out of my needs as a collector. Over the years I found it was a tricky business trying to find the right editions, prints and articles at the right price. Another major problem I encountered was trying to get books in the best possible condition. So the main aim of this site is to help you along with your collecting and hopefully I’ll add some interesting HST related stuff along the way. There are interviews and reviews. One or two competitions may pop up from time to time.

I’ll do my best to keep the site simple and easy to navigate. In the links above you’ll find quite a comprehensive list of his books, articles, essays and general writing by or connected to him. This list is a work in progress. I’m constantly adding to it.

I’m just a longtime fan of Hunter Thompson and collector of his work. This site has no connection to his estate. Although I am lucky enough to have come across (and maintained contact with) some folks who knew him, I cannot pass on any contact information or messages of any sort.

I hope you like the site and find it useful in some way or another.

Enjoy, and remember. It’s all about the books. .

Marty.

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Join the conversation! 5 Comments

  1. Hi Marty, how are you doing? Drop me a line and let me know how you’re getting on.

    Also, I checked the backlinks on my old site and you have my old sites in your links. Can you change it when you have a chance?

    Cheers,

    Simon

  2. Marty,

    Love your page man. Good work! I thought you might be a good person to ask. Who did the cover art for Campaign Trail of 72′ with the American flag/swastika Skull. Was that Steadman’s work?

  3. The American flag skull cover with swastika in the eyes was by Thomas Benton who also did the aspen wall posters. That was the US edition. The UK edition with the American flag swastika and the Nixon screw in it was by Steadman.

    Glad you like the site thanks.

  4. Hi Marty! I’m a nicaraguan cultural journalist who started her career influenced by HST work. Currently, I’m a student of literature and would love to make an essay about Thompson literary style.

    Let’s keep in touch.

    Greetings from Nicaragua,

    Solange E. Saballos
    Creative writer & Cultural journalist
    Director of Palmereando

  5. Hi Solange. Marty seems to have gone silent. Your comments are interesting. I wrote a short fictional story in the style of HST. Or maybe inspired by HST would be better phrasing. It is in a similar vein as Fear and Loathing in Elko. It was meant to be a prequel to Hell’s Angels, but the style was more along the lines of his later works.

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