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

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 29, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
This cult classic of gonzo journalism 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  a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.
 

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

User Review  - Gavin Roy - Goodreads

Okay. I'll preface this by saying I don't read books that I know I'll truly loathe, so one-star books are ones I thought were fairly bad. Fear and Loathing was just so-so in my opinion. I don't think ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Glenn A. Bruce - Goodreads

At times tedious and repetitive - at times hilarious - occasionally brilliant. If you don't mind wading through the often-mind-numbing endless pages of drugs, alcohol and vomit, there are some funny ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
14
Section 4
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Section 5
27
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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About the author (2010)

Hunter S. Thompson (July 18, 1937 — February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author. He was known for his flamboyant writing style, most notably deployed in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which blurred the distinctions between writer and subject, fiction and nonfiction. 

The best source on Thompson's writing style and personality is Thompson himself. His books include Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga (1966), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream (1972), Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 (1973); The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time (1979); The Curse of Lono(1983); Generation of Swine, Gonzo Papers Vol. 2: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the 80's (1988); and Songs of the Doomed (1990).

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