Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

eBook - 2010
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Records the experiences of a free-lance writer who embarked on a zany journey into the drug culture.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [2010]
ISBN: 9780307744067
030774406X
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill

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flygt
Dec 08, 2016

I loved it. A hilarious drug crazed adventure.

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anaemic
Oct 10, 2013

I read this book after seeing the movie.
I enjoyed the book more, but the movie is very good too.
Well written and full of great quotes.

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slarsenbc
May 18, 2013

Mostly bragging about his drug and alcohol prowess. A bit of a peek into a bygone era, but otherwise not a lot to recommend it.

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bookwormjeph
Oct 02, 2012

better than the movie. hunter is an acquired taste but well worth persevering with.

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rpawlick
Sep 24, 2011

I didn't enjoy this book. Maybe I missed the point. I found it was a little ironic and humorous at points, but mostly about two people wasting money and time and their lives. It is a shame people live like this and scary. No wonder people get killed on the roads and highways with things like this happening...innocent people.

debwalker Mar 09, 2011

Heart that Johnny Depp's performance in Rango is an homage to Hunter S. Thompson as Depp played him in the film version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Definite resemblence between Rango and the cover art on the book!

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cdfisher
Jul 06, 2010

By far my favorite Hunter S. Thompson book. I recommend it to anyone that is wanting to read a book that is on the edge.

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Oside
Apr 01, 2010

A mad adrenaline rush of drug-fueled craziness. Read it before you're 30.

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RatSoup
Jan 22, 2010

One of my all time favorite books.

The only book to really make me laugh hysterically.

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madlibscientist
Oct 27, 2009

Most people think this book is a work of fiction. Every person I know who have met Hunter Thompson are sure that it is autobiographical. Regardless, you have never read a book about such drug-induced insanity that at the same time is perfectly lucid in its honest search for the "American Dream". Absolutely love this book!

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Batman
May 13, 2008

We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, laughers, screamers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get into locked a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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Batman
May 13, 2008

You can turn your back on a person, but, never turn your back on a drug. Especially when it's waving a razor-sharp hunting knife in your eye

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Hadley
Dec 06, 2007

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive...." And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas.

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Batman
May 13, 2008

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Batman
May 13, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Batman
May 13, 2008

the eccentric, drug-addled, epic writer, goes on a mission to write about a desert race in vegas.

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