THE STORY

“Fear and Loathing of the Undead ’78” is the first six chapters of the novel and they’re available on Amazon!

Recipient of the 2014 Gonzofest Award for Literature, the first six chapters of Fear and Loathing of the Undead ‘78: A Strange and Savage Parody presents a secret history to the life and work of preeminent Gonzo Journalist, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. 

Taking up clues scattered through Thompson’s published articles and letters, the novel links Thompson’s years as a reporter in South America; his failure to cover “The Rumble in the Jungle”; his mysterious side trip to Laos during the last days of the Vietnam War; the obsession with firearms, cocaine, and peacocks . . . connections between the CIA, the United Nations ban on biological weapons, Richard Nixon, and the walking dead—all will be explained. 

Combining deep research and a bedrock commitment to style, Fear and Loathing of the Undead is a finely crafted work blending documented fact, historical fiction, zombie horror, and of course Gonzo Journalism.

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Oh, yeah — Fear and Loathing of the Undead, all the other writing on this site (unless otherwise noted), the nifty element ball photo above and the cover mock-up are copyright 2010 by Bradley James Weber.