Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Revolt of the Cockroach People by Oscar Zeta Acosta

This is the second book by Oscar Zeta Acosta, the Chicano lawyer immortalized as Dr. Gonzo in Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The book is a semi-autobiographical fictionalized account of the Chicano Moritorium, a movement of Mexican-American anti-war activists that formed a coalition to organize opposition to the Vietnam War.

It's been a long time since I've read it but I do remember enjoying it, and this is a particularly nice copy and edition (the first, actually!).

Much like the blood splatters in Fear and Loathing, the book is "infested" with random cockroaches crawling around the pages.

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