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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 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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 1 day 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 4 days ago by Desmond Keats
Thompson honed his craft by writing out the full text of the Great Gatsby in long hand - multiple times. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Stephen DeCou
I fear that books like this shadow books that actually tell of great adventures like The Great Gatsby, Tom Sawyer,etc... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Steve McGregor
I enjoy it a lot. Amazing style. One of the best books I have read.Published 16 days ago by guido Ceccotti