Depp and Brinkley state in the booklet accompanying Gonzo:The Soundtrack that they are editing The Mutineer soon but Amazon has the book listed as 752 pages in length which would indicate that it is already complete. It even has an ISBN number and cover.
Something is not right here. Why list the release date as October 27th and then move it back AGAIN by almost a year.
If it takes that long to edit a book I'll fly over there and give them a hand. There is more to this than meets the eye thats for sure.
I think the lack of an explanation, even a bullshit one, is unacceptable to be honest. This back has been slated for release since 2005. Now the release date is five years later! This is turning into the Chinese Democracy of the bookworld.
Sorry I sound so pissed off but I can't help it, I'm right in the middle of a goddamn Ph.D on Hunter and having this book constantly pushed back at the last minute is really trying my patience.
I had a funny feeling when "Ancient Gonzo Wisdom" came out that something was awry, It just came out of nowhere just to appease the natives because they knew all along that they were going to screw us. I wish Hunter was here to write a boiling rant to the fucking cunts that are double dealing us. FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!! ing assholes
I am a man of impeccable honour and unimpeachable integrity. HST
Interesting point to have it release with Rum Diary. Maybe...might be a good time to buy a first edition of the book. The Rum Diary seems to sell for next to nothing on ebay. Wonder if that will change after the movie...?
I hope greed and money aren't behind the pushback...but it wouldn't surprise me either.
The thing is - a release date has never been officially announced. I can't recall if Anita has ever mentioned it on her blog but Ancient Gonzo Wisdom has the book listed under all of the other books by Hunter.
Amazon are notorious for coming up with release dates and accepting pre-orders then moving the date back at the last minute.
Somebody needs to clarify the situation because it is bad for business.
Just read some of the comments in the Amazon discussion for the book. A lot of pissed off people there and it was started THREE YEARS AGO
Ugh I just came across some horrible news on this. Somebody asked Anita about The Mutineer on Huffington Post and here is her response.
"The Mutineer has such sensitive letters in it that we are postponing it until some of the dust settles. I"d like to see it in the hands of readers as much as you do. Hunter was a gentleman, so it's best to wait -- but not sacrifice the inside story of the last 15 years of his life." - Anita Thompson
I'm gutted I can see where they are coming from though.
It appears to me that someone who has worked with or been close to Hunter between 1990 and 2005 does not want their correspondence or details about them to be published.
I wonder who it is?
It seems that Anita, Doug Brinkley and Johnny Depp were all ready to get this out there but someone threw a spanner in the works.
I doubt it is Sandy. I'm thinking there appears to be bad blood between Deborah Fuller after she sued the estate for earnings after Hunter died. Don't think she got anywhere with it though. Whoever it is anyway is really screwing over Hunter, he'd be fuming over this.