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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
Good tale... Well told...
But, if someone did all the drugs in combo that Mr Thompson describes, I don't think they'd live to tell the story... Read more
Well, I've seen the movie and loved it. I bought the book but stopped reading it after a couple of chapters. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Casey
outstanding, absolutly amazing, quotable, and funny, great book and great buy, hunter s. thompson, the godfather of gonzo wrighting and one of the best wrighters ever... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Eric gaudet
I started this book with any open mind hoping it would be good, well I was wrong. This book is about a reporter and his friends who were given an assignment to go to las Vegas. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Betty
I admit that I only read the book after seeing the movie when I was younger, and even after hearing the song by Avenged Sevenfold "Bat Country", but this story changed a... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Quinn Quarantine