Cheryl Della Pietra’s debut novel, "Gonzo Girl," is inspired by her real experiences as Hunter S. Thompson’s assistant. The mix of novel and memoir, which could have been good, got caught up in clunky writing and too much self-awareness.
Cheryl Della Pietra’s debut novel, "Gonzo Girl," is inspired by her real experiences as Hunter S. Thompson’s assistant. The mix of novel and memoir, which could have been good, got caught up in clunky writing and too much self-awareness. File photo by BOB PEPPING Contra Costa Times
Cheryl Della Pietra’s debut novel, "Gonzo Girl," is inspired by her real experiences as Hunter S. Thompson’s assistant. The mix of novel and memoir, which could have been good, got caught up in clunky writing and too much self-awareness. File photo by BOB PEPPING Contra Costa Times

Hunter S. Thompson haunts a disappointing ‘Gonzo Girl’

August 01, 2015 06:00 AM