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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
I liked this book.
It stuck pretty close to the movie,
Though in the end it was more about the main character doing drugs than anything else. Read more
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter Thompson is a hilarious and action packed piece that really describes the writing style of Mr. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Jack Gillespie
Simple and grand, yet convoluted and weird. This is a good descent into psychological essence and the nature of belief and the value of the human condition. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Desmond Keats