Sometimes when you are reading there can be odd coincidences that happen. I remember reading Hemingway's Spanish Civil War classic For Whom the Bell Tolls only to put the book down open a weekend paper to find an article about the war and its ongoing impact in Spanish life and politics.
The same thing happened again with the decision to read William Stephenson's book looking at Hunter S. Thompson and his life and times. The seventh anniversary of Thompson's death has fallen today and it seems like a good time to be reading all about his influences and work.
There is a great blog that still comes from Owl Farm where HST lived and wrote and you can read more about the anniversary there.