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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

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by Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman
     
 

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A book about the world of drugs in Las Vegas. "The best book on the dope decade." - NYT Book Review

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A book about the world of drugs in Las Vegas. "The best book on the dope decade." - NYT Book Review

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
When Sports Illustrated commissioned Thompson to write a short article on the Mint 400 motorcycle race in Las Vegas, the editors had no idea what they were setting in motion. This book is the defining moment in Thompson's "gonzo journalism" style of writing. He took this style to the limit with this work, barely covering the race and instead writing a series of weird vignettes, paranoid frenzies, and brilliant political prose. If you lived through the turmoil of the Sixties or want to experience the "high and beautiful wave" and see where it broke and gave way to a generation of swine and the songs of the doomed, this is the place to start. Thompson was always a political barometer-he was the voice of truth shouting about the corrupt system. That voice, now stilled by death, is sorely missed. Ron McLarty, though not the frenzied, manic voice one would expect to hear, does an excellent job of navigating Las Vegas. Highly recommended for all libraries.-Theresa Connors, Arkansas Tech Univ., Russellville Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Crawford Woods
"We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold." The hold deepens for two days, and the language keeps pace for 200 pages, in what is by far the funniest book written on the decade of dope gone by. Books of the Century, The New York Times review July, 1972

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394464350
Publisher:
Random House, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1971
Series:
Fear and Loathing Series
Pages:
206

Meet the Author

Hunter S. Thompson lives in Woody Creek, Colorado.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 18, 1937
Date of Death:
February 20, 2005
Place of Birth:
Louisville, Kentucky
Place of Death:
Woody Creek, Colorado
Education:
U.S. Air Force, honorably discharged in 1957

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