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Though somewhat dated (it appeared serially in Rolling Stone throughout November 1971), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a book of real vitality and Rabelaisian wit. A document of the counterculture after it was well past ripe and deep into rot, the book is a wild ride, a paranoid ramble that is thoroughly exhilarating and worth the trip. No pun intended. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Thompson's voice is resonant of the American hippie era in all its drug binging, free-wheeling, glory. A must-read.Published 20 days ago by FantasyCreature
This is a Laugh-Out-Loud funny story that totally nails an aspect of the culture in the late 60's and early 70's.Published 1 month ago by jack zen
Gonzo journalism at it's best. If you don't remember the '70s, then you probably lived in them... in which case you need to read this book to see what it was like. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joseph Ross
A novel that may have been considered ground-breaking and rebellious at the time that it was written but to a contemporary reader it smacks of egotism, self-indulgence, misogyny... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tara Murphy
Hunter Thompson really is whacked. I'm glad I read it and it is well written but the
Subject matter is just one big long drug binge through the whole book. Read more