In Memoriam • 19 December 2005 • The SnowBlog
Who's that atop the Snowbooks' Christmas tree? Could it be one of the great writers who got their wings this year?
Along with Saul Bellow, Edward Bunker, Helen Cresswell, Evan Hunter (better known as Ed McBain), John Fowles, Robert Sheckley and many others, the King of Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, died in 2005.
His suicide in April was accompanied by a note headed 'Football Season Is Over', and Johnny Depp paid for his ashes to be fired over his Colorado estate from a 150-foot cannon in the shape of a clenched fist, but his greatest memorial is undoubtedly the one that begins "We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold..."
Dearly loved and sadly departed authors: Snowbooks salutes you.