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Heralded as the "best book on the dope decade" by the New York Times Book Review, Hunter S. Thompson's documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would no doubt leave Nancy Reagan blushing and D.A.R.E. founders rethinking their motto. Under the pseudonym of Raoul Duke, Thompson travels with his Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, in a souped-up convertible dubbed the "Great Red Shark." In its trunk, they stow "two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers.... A quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls," which they manage to consume during their short tour.
On assignment from a sports magazine to cover "the fabulous Mint 400"--a free-for-all biker's race in the heart of the Nevada desert--the drug-a-delic duo stumbles through Vegas in hallucinatory hopes of finding the American dream (two truck-stop waitresses tell them it's nearby, but can't remember if it's on the right or the left). They of course never get the story, but they do commit the only sins in Vegas: "burning the locals, abusing the tourists, terrifying the help." For Thompson to remember and pen his experiences with such clarity and wit is nothing short of a miracle; an impressive feat no matter how one feels about the subject matter. A first-rate sensibility twinger, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a pop-culture classic, an icon of an era past, and a nugget of pure comedic genius. --Rebekah Warren
'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a scorching epochal sensation. There are only two adjectives writers care about any more... "brilliant" and "outrageous"... and Hunter Thompson has a freehold on both of them.' Tom Wolfe 'What goes on in these pages makes Lenny Bruce seem angelic... the whole book boils down to a mad, corrosive prose poetry that picks up where Norman Mailer's An American Dream left off and explores what Tom Wolfe left out.' New York Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Used Condition was indicated as "very good" but was really like decent or worst. Overall great bookPublished 24 days ago by truman
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is one of those classic books I just can't appreciate.
Two guys, a reporter and a lawyer, are sent to cover a road race in the Nevada... Read more
This book is not about drugs.
It is about the American Dream©. How can millions of people share one dream? Is it tangible? Huntable? Read more
The opening words still thrill me, even though they are terrifying and articulate an American nightmare. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Richard Schwindt
Classic hunter s thompson...exactly what youd expect. Read the book after seeing the movie and believe me the movie doesnt do justice to this book at alllllll ! A. Must readPublished 19 months ago by audrey camirand
I'll never get tired of reading this timeless classic. I think this is my 3rd copy, read it once a year minimum.Published on Aug. 30 2013 by Funkmaster
Bought this book because of the Rum Diary, very diffrent. Movie is a greeat depiction, but there's always more in the book. Great read, exactly what I was looking for.Published on Feb. 21 2013 by Benjamin P. Roundell