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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 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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 8 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 10 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 18 months ago 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
The best book I've ever read, period. It makes the movie look like a brief summary of the events which took place and I would suggest anyone who watched the movie to read the book. Read morePublished on July 29 2012 by Pete
Thompson was one funny guy. Some of the anecdotes in "Fear and Loathing" are destructively hilarious. The bible of the drug counter-culture. Worthy of a read, that's for sure.Published on Dec 14 2007 by Benjamin Anderson
The good doctor may have reached the peak of his literary prowess with this book, at least in the sense that here he was willing to be his most funny and fun. Read morePublished on Dec 1 2007 by Paul J. Fitzgerald
Hunter is fantastic. Hunter is god. This book turned film shows how a drug binge turns into fantastic reading especially in Hunter descriptive style. Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2005 by Corey Joyce