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

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Description: Amazon.com Review Heralded as the "best book on the dope decade" by the New York Times Book Review, Hunter S. Thompson's documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would no doubt leave Nancy Reagan blushing and D.A.R.E. founders rethinking their motto. Under the pseudonym of Raoul Duke, Thompson travels with his Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, in a souped-up convertible dubbed the "Great Red Shark." In its trunk, they stow "two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screame ... (more)
Manufacturer: Vintage
Release date: 12 May 1998
ISBN-10 : 0679785892 | ISBN-13: 9780679785897
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"Written by: Hunter S. Thompson Illustrated by: Ralph Steadmsn Published: November 11, 1971 and November 25, 1971 (magazine) July 1972 (book) Publisher: Random House Number of Pages: 204 โ€œThere he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.โ€ "

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"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is an unique gem, there is nothing like it in the history of the arts. On the surface level it is an absolutely hilarious drug-fueled adventure in what is perhaps the most disgusting city in the planet written by a raving lunatic with a supreme sense of humor and self-irony. But the ever-present undercurrents are a messy storm of sadness, anger, frustration and confusion, and there is an abysmal feeling of being totally and completely LOST in the world with nowhere"

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