Hunter S. Thompson's The Great Shark Hunt is a collection of his essays and articles written during the mid-60s to the late 70s. This is definitely one of my favorite HST books because he seemed to be at his peak during this period of time and the writing definitely reflects his style that made him famous.
Some of the book drags on, but the best part about it is that the book is simply a collection of his writings; one doesn't need to read it from first page to last and can rather skip around from article to article and enjoy it just the same. The contents break the book down by article or essay title so it is easy to find a specific piece by date.
Hunter S. Thompson is one of my favorite writers of all time and whenever I feel a need to read a short piece of his I pick this book up. Anyone that is interested in Thompson should pick this book up, although Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Hells Angels are great starting points for people that have never read HST before.