Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

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Vintage Books, 1971 - Biography & Autobiography - 204 pages
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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 Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. Opens everywhere on May 22, 1998.

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The best of that baby boomer of genre of drug writing. - LibraryThing
Thompson's prose are fine. - LibraryThing
I loved the Steadman illustrations as well. - LibraryThing
He set a standard with his gonzo writing style. - LibraryThing
HST was my introduction to cult fiction. - LibraryThing
The original illustrations are a big plus. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - joeydag - LibraryThing

I read this so long ago. He set a standard with his gonzo writing style. I loved the Steadman illustrations as well. I remember liking it but I'm sure I'd have a hard time putting up with it now. Read full review

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User Review  - ted_newell - LibraryThing

Head bender. Unforgettable. Rock and roll in words. No wonder HST was big at the early Rolling Stone. Read full review

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Hunter S. Thompson lives in Woody Creek, Colorado.

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