Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Read Online Free - 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.

Title : Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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ISBN : 0679785892
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 204 pages


Nathan rated it ★★★★★

September 17, 2007

I recently went to Las Vegas for the first, and probably only, time in my life. I hadn't read this book in years, and previously, it hadn't even been my favorite Hunter S. Thompson work. Thompson is dearly missed by many people, and on a personal level, I miss him deeply. He spoke to a true aston...

Jafar rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 16, 2010

Yes, I see all the raving reviews and the four- and five-star ratings, but I honestly don’t remember the last time I was so bored and annoyed by a book. Barring a massive conspiracy, maybe I just didn’t get this book? This is what I got from the book. Please help me if missed something. We drove...

Lyn rated it ★★★☆☆

April 20, 2017

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson is profane, violent, disturbing, irreverent, and yet immaculately compelling. The reader is as entranced as a driver witnessing a bizarre car wreck, horrified but unable to turn away. It remi...

Petra X rated it ★★★★★

May 05, 2015

I read this years ago and reviewed it, but it seems to have disappeared from my booklist. Did I blot my copybook by slagging off the author's major drug and alcohol habits and thereby get it deleted or what? It's not like the author could object as a) he's dead and b) he was proud of his prodigio...

Nadine rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 14, 2013

Oh I don't really know where to begin with my absolute hate for this book. Hunter Thompson is a famous journalist. He is respected. He rode with the Hells Angels and he interviewed all the musicians that we worship. He was Rolling Stone Magazine "cool". He was so cool that friggen Johnny Depp pla...

Shovelmonkey1 rated it ★★★★★

July 26, 2011

Whoop whoop, yeehaw, arrrrghflurszlegastle, shit shit shit drugs make you crazy. Yes, yes they do. So the first question is exactly how many drugs did Hunter S Thompson actually imbibe when writing this book. Either one too many or not enough would be my answer. First off, I'd like to critique th...

Lord rated it ★★★☆☆

September 07, 2007

You know, if this was the first of Mr. Thompson's books I had read, I never would have picked up another one. As far as I can tell, this is one of his weaker ones and is really the most well-known only for the long, droning drug bullshit. Reading drug writing is about as interesting is watching p...

Martin rated it ★★★★★

January 02, 2008

A co-worker, whom happened to be completely insane, sized me up once and told me I was ready. He handed to me a VHS tape bearing the title, "Where the Buffalo Roam". At the time I was living a lifestyle of depraved decadence and over consumption of massive amounts of drugs and booze. While this p...

Jason rated it ★★★☆☆

April 14, 2013

This needed to happen. On the Road needed to happen. Burroughs, Kesey, Ginsberg, etc needed to happen. But is it good literature? For its time, yes. For all time? The jury's out. Certainly Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is good comedy, but it may also be bad everything else. Is this wisdom? Is it...

Sam rated it ★★★★☆

January 25, 2015

“We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.” is one of my favourite opening lines in literature. Two paragraphs later are the equally brilliant lines: “I hit the brakes and aimed the Great Red Shark toward the shoulder of the highway. No point ment...

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