"Hunter was the only twentieth-century equivalent of Mark Twain."
"Thompson is a genuinely unique figure in American journalism, a superb comic writer and a ferociously outspoken social and political critic." --Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post
"Mr. Thompson, the flamboyant apostle and avatar of gonzo journalism, still exerts a powerful hold on the American psyche. . . . He was first and foremost an original, vivid prose voice." --The New York Times
"Some of the finest political and social writing of our times." --The Seattle Times
"Thompson should be recognized for contributing some of the clearest, most bracing and fearless analysis of the possibilities and failures of American democracy in the past century." --Chicago Tribune
"At his best he has the kind of trenchant, mordant wit of H. L. Mencken and Mark Twain." --Houston Chronicle