Originally Posted by Repenter
nick cave's 'and the ass saw the angel' is also a great piece. it isn't the most thrilling narrative, (it was his first novel), but it's beautifully written, and is drenched in the old testament, bloodyminded violence that informs all his music
I bought that in First Edition HC/DJ mint for .75 at a used book barn something like 15 years ago. Last I checked it was selling for more than $100 on ebay.
All manner of men came to work for the News: everything from wild young Turks who wanted to rip the world in half and start all over again -- to tired, beer-bellied old hacks who wanted nothing more than to live out their days in peace before a bunch of lunatics ripped the world in half.
Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
The Rum Diary