A list of 25 books to inspire journalism students has been drawn up by the Online College website with gonzo journalism topping the list in the shape of Hunter S. Thompson's classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The 25 books are described as "terrific novels" but "for the sake of diversity"cover both fiction and narrative journalism, like All the President's Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward.
Also on the list are Psmith, Journalist by P.G. Wodehouse; In Cold Blood by Truman Capote; The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx; Scoop by Evelyn Waugh; New Grub Street by George Gissing; The Quiet American by Graham Greene; Towards the End of the Morning by Michael Frayn; Everyone's Gone to the Moon by Philip Norman; The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe; and The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré:
The Online College urges: "Please don't get all huffy over inclusions and exclusions. By no means is literature a terribly objective art, so everyone's own personal list will — of course — look different."
- This is what you call an intro. How Fear and Loathing starts...