Book :: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
By: Hunter S. Thompson
Pages: 204
Published: 1971
Genre(s): Humor
Journalism
American
Rating: (7)

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now this cult classic of gonzo journalism is a major motion picture from Universal, directed by...

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forline forline

ugh. I really do not like this genre. Interesting...but so very wrong.

Feb 19th, 2018

Azrael Azrael

Dec 9th, 2017

Caro60 Caro60

Hunter S Thompson tells of a world outside of that which most of us live. It his world of drugs and the effects that it has upon himself and his attorney. Given the incredible self-indulgence of these characters it would be tempting to condemn them but there is something in their contrast with the more conformist characters that made this book one I could not put down. I am still wondering what was the American Dream.

Jun 14th, 2015

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Jan 13th, 2015

red13x red13x

I really struggled to enjoy this book. It wasn't awful but it really wasn't my cup of tea. Interesting enough not to get just 1 star though, I've read worse.

Nov 9th, 2014

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Jul 25th, 2014

rconawa rconawa

An interesting read. The characters are interesting and strange. Drugs and alcohol rule in this book.

Mar 25th, 2013

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