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Hunter Thompson

Fear and Loating in Las Vegas. A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

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‘We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like, “I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive …”’
Hunter S. Thompson is roaring down the desert highway to Las Vegas with his attorney, the Samoan, to find the dark side of the American Dream. Armed with a drug arsenal of stupendous proportions, the duo engage in a surreal succession of chemically enhanced confrontations with casino operators, police officers and assorted Middle Americans.
This ebook edition of Hunter S. Thompson’s iconic masterpiece, a controversial bestseller when it appeared in 1971, features the brilliant Ralph Steadman illustrations of the original. It brings to a new generation the hallucinatory humour and nightmare terror of Hunter S. Thompson’s musings on the collapse of the American Dream.
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  • Alina Skachkoshared an impression5 years ago
    🙈Lost On Me
    🌴Beach Bag Book

    Actually, I didn’t find this book interesting for me. I tried to catch at least a slightest sense but I couldn’t. The book about two addicts and their adventures under drugs. So if you like that kind of stuff, you can try to read this one.

  • Коля Русинshared an impression5 years ago
    🙈Lost On Me
    🌴Beach Bag Book

    Actually, I didn't find this book interesting for me. I've tried to catch at least a slightest sense but I couldn't. The book is just about two junkies who are heading to Vegas in order to reach "American dream" and their adventures and fuck-ups during it.
    So if you like that kind of stuff you can try to read this one. IMHO.

  • Astatic Alexshared an impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading


  • Annaakorepanovahas quoted2 years ago
    I took another big hit off the amyl, and by the time I got to the bar my heart was full of joy. I felt like a monster reincarnation of Horatio Alger...a Man on the Move, and just sick enough to be totally confident.
  • Annaakorepanovahas quoted2 years ago
    It been a waste of time, a lame fuckaround that was only—in clear retrospect—a cheap excuse for a thousand cops to spend a few days in Las Vegas and lay the bill on the taxpayers. Nobody had learned anything- or at least nothing except new. Except maybe me .. . and all I learned was that the District Attorneys' Association is about ten years behind the grim truth and harsh kinetic realities of what they just recently learned to call “the Drug Culture” in tyhe Year of Our lord, 1971.
  • Annaakorepanovahas quoted2 years ago
    ... Why bother with newspapers, if this is all they offer? Agnew was right. The press is a gang of cruel faggots. Journalism is not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catchall for fuckoffs and misfits- a false doorway to the backside of life, a filthy pissridden little hole nailed off by the building inspector, but just deep enough for a wine to curl up from the sidewalk and masturbate like a chimp in a zoocage.

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