10 counter culture novels that will get you high on life

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From the European Romantics of the 18th century avant-garde to the pre-WWI Bohemians, the world’s been struck by many a powerful counter-cultural movement. The one that’s closest to our hearts, though, spanned the mid-twentieth century, and was rooted in the USA: from the post-War 1940s right though to the early days of the 1970s, America was bombarded with hippies, flower-power, drop-outs, squatters, pacifist campaigners and (not least) feminists, each of them battling against the status-quo and the staid, conservative middle-classes. And what helped to stir this revolutionary stew?

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The 20 greatest Hunter S. Thompson quotes as voted by Goodreads

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Famed as the creator of gonzo journalism, the highly subjective blend of fact and fiction, Hunter S. Thompson is arguably one of America’s greatest ever chroniclers of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times. He is best known for his novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which first appeared as a two-part series in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971. This tale of a long weekend road trip has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken and perfectly showcases Thompson’s outlook on life. But it’s not just in his works that he shares his opinion about life, love and the world at large. Thompson was a man who never shied away from speaking his mind and the internet is littered with his quotes.

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