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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
by Hunter S. Thompson | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by unpossible of Portland, Oregon USA on 4/27/2005
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by iez): to be read


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Journal Entry 1 by unpossible from Portland, Oregon USA on Wednesday, April 27, 2005

6 out of 10

An entertaining book, but very, very weird at times. I suppose that's what a book is supposed to be like when the two main characters are using every narcotic in existence. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingperryfranwing from Elk Grove, California USA on Friday, December 02, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Received today from "unpossible" in a trade for McTeague by Frank Norris. Thanks - looking forward to reading. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingperryfranwing from Elk Grove, California USA on Friday, May 19, 2006

7 out of 10

Finally made it to the top of my TBR pile!!

Wild ride from Hollywood to Las Vegas in a drug-induced stupor. Book was written in 1971 and details the craziness of the times.

From an amazon.com reviewer:
It takes a rare individual to drive to Vegas in a drug haze, get swallowed, mind-altered, into the guts of the glittering city, abuse, get abused, commit every form of hedonistic gluttony, and then come away to sit down and write a nearly lucid narrative about the trip.
The simple act of reading this drug addled tale is a bit like going on an acid bender by proxy. At times, you think Hunter a hero. At times, you think him a self-destructed ass. He makes you cringe with the vivid honesty of the tale, though part of you envies his recklessness and Dionysian spirit. The skewed look at Vegas and the culture of mind-alerting drugs was written back when the great city still had its sinful strip. In some ways, it feels as though Vegas was designed with this half mad writer in mind. At times, you sense that Hunter and his companion manage to corrupt even this decadent place, a feat few people can manage. It is even more startling when you realize, as a reader, that the pair were there on a work assignment.

I noticed that this book is on several wish-lists so I will be starting a bookray for this.



This is also No. 358 on the 1001 books you must read before you die list.
 


Journal Entry 4 by wingperryfranwing from Elk Grove, California USA on Friday, May 19, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Bookray
Starting a bookray for this book. Please PM me if interested. Bookray will remain open until last person reads the book.

Participants so far:


. claudinec from Australia (Australia, New Zealand, Asia preferred)
. kkitten from Australia (International)
. pelikanol from Denmark (Europe preferred)
. rafangel from Finland (Europe only)
. Magika from Norway (Europe preferred)
. Sternschnuppe28 from Germany (International)
. rennie1811 from UK (International)
. wubbaducky from UK (International)
. RaineeRose from New York, USA (USA only)
. caligula03 from California, USA (USA preferred)
. Bibliocrates from Alabama, USA (USA preferred)
. star11-80 from New Mexico, USA (?)
. GrammarBroad from Louisiana, USA (International)
. ChiBoiler from Illinois, USA (international)
. Adia415 from Ohio, USA (international)
. pzarks from Oregon, USA (international)
. hopi100 from Virginia, USA (international)
. valerief from New York, USA (international)
. MrsJennings from UK (international)
. kizmiaz from Portugal (Europe preferred)
. tootshelling from Germany (international)<----Asked to be skipped
. ekranda from UK (international)
. jacksmum2004 from UK (UK only)
. Caroley from UK (International)
. WigglyWoods from UK (International)
. nikel27 from Germany (international)
. Tubereader from Luxembourg (international)
. Nine-Mile from Texas, USA (US only)<----Asked to be skipped
. mrsboknows from South Carolina, USA (US only)
. Supertalya from APO, USA (International)
. cat207 from Australia (International)
. bookworm76 from Australia (International)
. Sherlockfan from New Zealand (International)
. FrancesinSA from South Africa (International)
. etnagigante from Italy (?)
. kingfan30 from UK (EU only)
. Jujuks from Portugal (EU only)
. rivax from France (international)
. EmgeeNL from Netherlands (EU only)<----Skipped
. pinkoeria from UK (UK - will be in UK in January)
. shovelmonkey1 from UK (International)<----Asked to be skipped
. brunton11 from UK (International)

Note: Order is subject to change based on shipping preferences and others joining the bookray.

How the bookray works:
* Someone will PM you for your address, PM them back and provide your address
* When you receive the book, please make a journal entry letting everyone know that you received it
* Put the book at the top of your TBR pile (under other rings/rays that arrived first)
* Read the book (take your time and enjoy the book, don't feel rushed to finish it but remember others are waiting!)
* When the end is in sight, check the book's journal and PM the next person to get their address
* Finish the book, make another journal entry and let everyone know what you thought of the book
* Send the book to the next person on the list (please use the cheapest shipping method available), make release notes (Controlled Release) or journal entry to let everyone know that it's in the mail
* END OF THE RAY, The last person on the ray could try and continue the ray, if possible, or donate it to the 1001-libray.

Please feel free to PM me at any time with questions

Bookray is now complete! Thanks everyone for participating.

 


Journal Entry 5 by wingperryfranwing at Bookray in Bookray, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, May 24, 2006

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Released 11 yrs ago (5/25/2006 UTC) at Bookray in Bookray, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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On its way to Australia! 


Journal Entry 6 by claudinec from North Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, May 30, 2006

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Received in the mail yesterday, thank you.
 


Journal Entry 7 by claudinec from North Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Thursday, June 08, 2006

7 out of 10

I felt I had to read this book because of its infamy. It was easy to read but very weird. I guess I just can't relate to being on an uninterrupted acid (or whatever) trip. How did he live that long with those habits?
 


Journal Entry 8 by claudinec from North Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Monday, June 12, 2006

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Posted to kkitten.
 


Journal Entry 9 by kkitten from Sunbury, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, June 27, 2006

3 out of 10

I recieved this book through a book ray and I didnt like it at all, read the first 50 pages and now it's ready to set free to the next person.

 


Journal Entry 10 by pelikanol from Treherbert, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, July 15, 2006

7 out of 10

This is a different book. I'm not really sure what to think of it. I was never bored, but never excited either. It's an interesting look on the drug culture back then, and the authors' thoughts and discriptions are very interesting and very weird. I wish there had been more thoughts on the matter of things, though.

If you like weird, this is a book you want to read.

I'll send the book on when I get the next persons addy. 


Journal Entry 11 by rafangel from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Friday, August 04, 2006

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Got the book today. Thank you, pelikanol!!
It's going to be on my TBR-pile for a while, but I'm trying to read it asap.

EDIT 23.8.

I finally read the book. Well, really a couple of weeks ago, but I have been way too busy to even think about sending it forward.
The book was really entertaining, and I enjoyed the illustration by Ralph Steadman a lot. I had seen the movie, and I think it was turned pretty well from a book to a movie (I don't know the exact word for that..). The book was very fast to read, and when I really got into it, it only took me couple of days to finish it. I'm sending it off to Magika later this week.. 


Journal Entry 12 by Magika on Wednesday, August 30, 2006

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Arrived a couple of days ago - I've been without internet connection for a while, so haven't been able to register it before. Anyway, got one ring ahead of this one, but will get to it ASAP. 


Journal Entry 13 by Magika on Sunday, September 24, 2006

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Try as I may, I just don't think this is the kind of book for me right now, so I've decided to send it on without finishing it. Sorry for holding up the ring. I'll mail it to the next participant as soon as I get her address.

25.09.06: Sent off to Sternschnuppe today. 


Journal Entry 14 by Sternschnuppe28 from Flörsheim am Main, Hessen Germany on Monday, October 02, 2006

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what a gorgeous envelope! Reminds me to a royal parade I accidentally crossed when I was in Oslo some years ago. Thanks a lot. 


Journal Entry 15 by Sternschnuppe28 from Flörsheim am Main, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, October 18, 2006

4 out of 10

Mmmhh! What can I say about this book?!? I liked its illustrations best ... and can see, what made it a cult book back in the 70ties as a counterpart to the (ultimate) American dream and the failed dreams and hopes of the hippie generation. Unfortunately I did not find any access to the story.

I forwarded "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" to rennie1811 today. 


Journal Entry 16 by rennie1811 from Oldham, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Monday, November 13, 2006

5 out of 10

Recd this book on the weekend, Im not sure if it is what I expected or not, I must admit I found myself more reading and hoping that they would go to more places that I had been to whilst in Vegas so I could compare. I found the book quite strange and would like to see the movie to see how it all compares. Thanks for putting it out there and I have emailed wubbaducky today to find out mailing details. 


Journal Entry 17 by rennie1811 from Oldham, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Saturday, November 25, 2006

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thanks wubbaducky - recd your address, have been away with work will send first thing monday morning. 


Journal Entry 18 by wubbaducky from not specified, not specified not specified on Friday, December 01, 2006

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Arrived safe and sound - many thanks! Will get to it asap but it arrived with another bookring - why are they like buses?? :) Oh well, hopefully won't take me too long! :) 


Journal Entry 19 by wubbaducky from not specified, not specified not specified on Tuesday, December 05, 2006

6 out of 10

I wasn't sure what to expect of this and I was a little bit disappointed... I've not seen the film so I was completely unprepared for the drug-fuelled orgy that fills it from cover to cover. It was interesting but very different.

I have RaineeRose's addy already so will post out asap - possibly not this week though as work is crazy at the moment!

Update 18th Dec - posted out today. Huuuuge apologies for the delay but work's been absolutely manic in the run up to Christmas! Sent it surface mail... 


Journal Entry 20 by RaineeRose from Rochester, New York USA on Saturday, December 23, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Arrived today. Thanks! I have a couple of books ahead of it, but I'll read it and send it on ASAP. 


Journal Entry 21 by RaineeRose from Rochester, New York USA on Monday, December 25, 2006

3 out of 10

I read a wide variety of books, and I enjoy most of the books I read. However, I don't feel that this one lives up to the hype, at least in my opinion. I'm glad I read it, though. Thanks, perryfran, for starting this ray.

I've PMed the next person and will send the book once I've received her address. 


Journal Entry 22 by RaineeRose at sent via media mail at Rochester, NY post office in Mailed to another BC member, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, January 03, 2007

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Released 11 yrs ago (1/3/2007 UTC) at sent via media mail at Rochester, NY post office in Mailed to another BC member, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Sending on to Caligula03. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 23 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Wednesday, January 17, 2007

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Book is here. Thanks. 


Journal Entry 24 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Thursday, February 08, 2007

7 out of 10

Entertaning to read in short bursts. It didn't hold my attention enough to read in one sitting. 


Journal Entry 25 by caligula03 at on Thursday, February 08, 2007

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Mailing to Bibliocrates. 


Journal Entry 26 by Bibliocrates from Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Saturday, February 24, 2007

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I caught this book in the mail today. Thank you for sendig it my way caligula03. I've started flipping through it already, interesting, crude pictures! I can't wait to read it! 


Journal Entry 27 by Bibliocrates from Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Wednesday, June 20, 2007

7 out of 10

What a strange book! The illustrations were great! Much like claudinec, I too felt that I just had to read this book because of its infamy, and I'm glad I finally did. It was an entertaining book to read in little snippets, but much too weird to read in one sitting. I'm going to rent the movie from Netflix now to see what its like, can't believe I haven't seen it yet!

Thank you very much for sharing this book perryfran! I apologize profusely for having kept it so long! Thank you for your patience! I will pass it along to star11-80 shortly. 


Journal Entry 28 by Bibliocrates at on Thursday, July 05, 2007

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Released 10 yrs ago (7/5/2007 UTC) at

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This book is on its way to star11-80 to continue the ray organized by perryfran. I hope you enjoy it! 


Journal Entry 29 by star11-80 from Pittsburg, Texas USA on Monday, July 16, 2007

This book has not been rated.

just received today... will start ASAP... 


Journal Entry 30 by star11-80 from Pittsburg, Texas USA on Tuesday, July 31, 2007

10 out of 10

I totally fell in love with this book. I couldn't put it down. I thought it was amazingly desciptive. I can understand how Hunter S Thompson is not for everyone... however, his writing style and subject matter really kept me focused in.

Ready to send on to the next person. 


Journal Entry 31 by GrammarBroad from Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA on Wednesday, October 17, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Arrived today - it's raining cats and dogs and it got slightly damp. I'm sure it will be fine.

Looking forward to reading it.

Thanks!
 


Journal Entry 32 by GrammarBroad from Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA on Saturday, January 26, 2008

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I tried, but just couldn't get through it. Sorry I tried for so long. I should have given up sooner. I couldn't get in touch with the next person, so I skipped her and tried the one after her. Then both sent their addresses in. I sent it to ChiBoiler.

Thanks perryfran - for including me - and for being patient. 


Journal Entry 33 by ChiBoiler from Chicago, Illinois USA on Saturday, February 23, 2008

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This book finally arrived today! I am currently reading a book, but as soon as I finish this is up next... 


Journal Entry 34 by ChiBoiler from Chicago, Illinois USA on Thursday, February 28, 2008

6 out of 10

This book could serve as one big public service announcement about not doing drugs. Interesting book, quick read. Not sure why anyone would use drugs after reading this...

One more off the 1001 books to read before you die list!

Mailing out today at lunch to Adia415. 


Journal Entry 35 by Adia415 from Cleves, Ohio USA on Saturday, March 08, 2008

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The book arrived safe and sound. I've got a quick ring to finish first and then I'm jumping right into it. 


Journal Entry 36 by Adia415 from Cleves, Ohio USA on Sunday, March 30, 2008

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Well, I finished the book this weekend during a trip to Boston. I'm not sure what I was expecting from the book, but I really enjoyed it. I thought it was fascinating and very funny, and for someone my age (young enough to have missed this part of history) it was really interesting to read about the drug and general culture of the time. It was also a suprisingly quick read for me. I saw the movie awhile back and don't remember much, but I think I'll rent it again now that the book is fresh in my mind. I'll probably understand the movie better this time around!

I've PMed the next participant, and I'll journal again when it's going in the mail. 


Journal Entry 37 by Adia415 from Cleves, Ohio USA on Saturday, April 12, 2008

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Going out in the mail today. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 38 by pzarks from Portland, Oregon USA on Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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The book arrived safely today. I've been really excited about reading it, ever since a friend told me it's his favorite book. I plan on starting it this weekend and hopefully I'll get it on it's way by the end of the month!
Thanks to perryfran for organizing this ray! 


Journal Entry 39 by pzarks from Portland, Oregon USA on Monday, April 28, 2008

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I finished the book last night. It was entertaining and really easy to read. Not quite as weird as Naked Lunch but still chock full of illegal substances and strange trips! I particularly liked the scene about checking in to the Flamingo with all the cops standing around. Funny stuff! And driving the attorney to the airport in the White Whale... too bad you can't do stuff like that anymore!
I've PMed the next in line and will journal again when the book has been mailed. 


Journal Entry 40 by pzarks at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, Rabck in Portland, Oregon USA on Tuesday, April 29, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Released 9 yrs ago (4/29/2008 UTC) at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, Rabck in Portland, Oregon USA

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Mailed to hopi100 in Virginia to continue the bookray 


Journal Entry 41 by hopi100 from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Monday, May 12, 2008

This book has not been rated.

This just arrived in the mail today -- thanks so much! I can't wait to get started. :) 


Journal Entry 42 by hopi100 from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Monday, June 16, 2008

8 out of 10

I had a blast with this book! I just finished it on the way home from my vacation, and I can assure you that my visit to Florida brought with it none of the adventures that Thompson and his "attorney" encountered. ;) I don't know how I've managed not to read this book all these years, but I'm so glad I had the opportunity to do so now. I heartily recommend it!

I have valerief's address and will be mailing this out tonight! Enjoy, and thanks for sharing! 


Journal Entry 43 by valerief from Jackson Heights, New York USA on Monday, June 30, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Thanks hopi100! I am in the middle of a ring, but this is next. 


Journal Entry 44 by valerief at By Mail in sent to the next bookcrosser, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, July 11, 2008

6 out of 10

Released 9 yrs ago (7/12/2008 UTC) at By Mail in sent to the next bookcrosser, Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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This was a pretty "gonzo" book. Read it very quickly. I am surprised Thompson lived as long as he did having consumed so many drugs. Looking forward to seeing the movie. While reading this, I wondered if some of the events actually happened or if they were "Raoul Duke"'s hallucinations from mescaline or LSD. If they discovered the American Dream on this jaunt, it makes me quite sad.

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Mailing to MrsJennings 


Journal Entry 45 by MrsJennings from Barton Park, Devon United Kingdom on Thursday, July 24, 2008

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thanks valerief and all, book has arrived safely with me. 


Journal Entry 46 by MrsJennings from Barton Park, Devon United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 06, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Not really what I expected and didn't really like the stream of consciousness style, but mildly entertaining. Will be on its way to the next reader in Portugal as soon as I have the address. Thanks for sending this out perryfran.

Sent 07 August 


Journal Entry 47 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Tuesday, August 12, 2008

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Just got it, thanks. I'll start on it when I finish my current reading, it won't be long.
Has this book really been "on tour" for two years now? Quite impressive. 


Journal Entry 48 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, August 22, 2008

8 out of 10

What a bizarre experience. A truly original American author and a truly original American story.
This was my first book by this author but I’m betting it won’t be my last; the hilarious/catastrophic situations and the “don’t-give-a-damn” philosophy of the main characters are the perfect motor for this rambling/meditative sort of free word association about Vegas, drugs and the end of the Flower Power dream, written in a compelling and gripping way.
If Altamont was the big event that killed the Flower Power vision this book is certainly the headstone on the grave, Leary’s ideal turned sour, or better yet, turned rotten.
In the vain search for the American Dream Duke finds it dead and buried while on a binge of every possible illegal substance, the hallucinations, the freaking out, the shivers and the sweats, it’s all here in its naked and ugly truth, no higher ideals than getting stoned out their minds and enjoying the Shangri-La of the Nevada desert.
The main considerations about the end of the Love Generation are buried in gory hallucinations, paranoid thoughts and reckless driving, but they’re right there for the readers who care to dig for them.
I laughed pretty much all the way through but when I finished it left me thinking about some of the issues it raises in between the lines.
I’ll be sending it on when I get an address.
Sept. 9 - toothshelling asked to be skipped.
Sept. 11 - on its way to ekranda
 


Journal Entry 49 by wingPaws4Bookswing from Deal, Kent United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 08, 2008

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Got this in the post on Monday - i have one more bookray to read before this and then i will give it my full attention. 


Journal Entry 50 by wingPaws4Bookswing from Deal, Kent United Kingdom on Thursday, November 06, 2008

7 out of 10

I really enjoyed this one!!! It made far more sense to me than the film did - I was dragged off to watch that at the cinema when it came out and I didn't put up a fight because it stared Johnny Depp!! I really enjoyed the illustrations inside the book too but then again I’m originally from Kent which is where I became familiar with his artwork...the Pizza Express in Maidstone used to display his pictures on their walls...I think I remember him doing some charity work too where he did his interpretation of the bank symbols – it was rather dark!

It is a very dark humour novel and even though I found it entertaining it wasn’t one of the best from the 1001 list but I did enjoy it! Sometimes it’s nice to just change the pace and read something entirely different (all be it totally insane) which is one of the reasons I took up the challenge of the 1001 list of books to read before I die – the diversity of the list!

Thank you so much for sharing this one – I think I understand a bit more than I did about the film now (even though it’s been a while since I last saw it – it was certainly memorable!) since reading this book!!

Will contact the next person on the list and I’m very interested to see how they find it as there has been a very varied reaction to this one from everyone that has read it so far!

Thanks for sharing!
 


Journal Entry 51 by wingPaws4Bookswing at Bookray, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Friday, November 07, 2008

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On the way to jacksmum2004 - hope you enjoy!! 


Journal Entry 52 by jacksmum2004 from Shrewsbury, Shropshire United Kingdom on Monday, November 10, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Arrived Via Postie Pat today - Thanks! Look forward to getting into this one! Thanks for including me, and thanks for passing it on :D 


Journal Entry 53 by jacksmum2004 from Shrewsbury, Shropshire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 11, 2008

5 out of 10

Well, finally finished, and it's off to the next in line, when i have an address.

Good book, makes you realise how scarey drugs can be.... and it took a while for me to click on that this was written in an 'as it happens' sort of way. I thought it was pure fiction. Or is it and i have missed the point? Anyway, a good read. 


Journal Entry 54 by Caroley from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, December 15, 2008

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Received today, thanks. 


Journal Entry 55 by Caroley from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

8 out of 10

And I've read it. I started it earlier today and just kept reading until it was finished. I honestly could not put it down.

I found it to be quite compelling reading. Some parts were brilliantly funny, some were more serious so that I had to stop and think for a few minutes before continuing on the rollercoaster ride.

Thanks Perryfran for starting the ray and allowing me to join in. I already have Wigglywoods' address so will get the book sent on this week. 


Journal Entry 56 by Caroley at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, December 19, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (12/18/2008 UTC) at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Posted to Wigglywoods 


Journal Entry 57 by WigglyWoods from Chorley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Saturday, December 20, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Received today from Caroley - thanks :D

edit 01/01/09 - have finished book and pm'd nickel27 for address. 


Journal Entry 58 by WigglyWoods at A Not-So-Secret Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Monday, January 05, 2009

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Released 9 yrs ago (1/5/2009 UTC) at A Not-So-Secret Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Thanks for the opportunity to read this book, I'm pleased to cross another one off my 1001 list. The book really didn't engage me and while I'm enthusiastic to try books outside of my comfort zone, this one just wasn't for me - it did make me chuckle a couple of times though.

Posted off to nickel27 today via Air Mail. 


Journal Entry 59 by nikel27 from -- Irgendwo / Somewhere --, Hessen Germany on Monday, January 19, 2009

8 out of 10

arrived safe at my house, 2 more BookRings to read before I can start here.

update:
Quick read, thanks for sharing with me.
1001 Library
(asked for next members address). 


Journal Entry 60 by nikel27 at BookRay, Ginsheim -- Controlled Releases on Monday, January 26, 2009

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Released 9 yrs ago (1/30/2009 UTC) at BookRay, Ginsheim -- Controlled Releases

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EnJoy the book as I did. 


Journal Entry 61 by Tubereader from Madrid, Madrid Spain on Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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The book arrived safely last week, sorry I was not able to "catch" it before!

As always, thanks perryfran for sharing and nikel27 for sending it to me! 


Journal Entry 62 by Tubereader from Madrid, Madrid Spain on Monday, April 20, 2009

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This book finally has moved to the top of my TBR pile and I have started reading it this weekend. I am about 25% on to it, hopefully will finish by the end of the week. Will keep this JE updated!

APRIL 23RD UPDATE: I am half-way through the book so I have PMed Nine-Mile for their address as they are next in line. Will post a new JE with my review of the book once I finish it.

APRIL 23RD 2ND UPDATE: Nine-Mile has asked to be skipped, therefore I have now PMed mrsboknows. 


Journal Entry 63 by Tubereader from Madrid, Madrid Spain on Sunday, April 26, 2009

7 out of 10

Not sure what to say about this book. I have liked it much more than the books by Bret Easton Ellis which, somehow, talk about a similar "subculture" (although at a different point in time). I thought the atmosphere of the book was not so oppressing and the book was comic sometimes.

Thanks again to perryfran for organising the ray, it has allowed me to get another 1001 book read!

I have mrsboknows address so hope to post the book soon! 


Journal Entry 64 by Tubereader at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (4/27/2009 UTC) at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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This book was posted to mrsboknows yesterday (27th April) by regular mail from Luxembourg.

Thanks perryfran for sharing your book and happy reading to mrsboknows! 


Journal Entry 65 by PalmettoBuckeye from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA on Monday, May 04, 2009

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Arrived today. Its next in line TBR. 


Journal Entry 66 by PalmettoBuckeye from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA on Thursday, May 14, 2009

4 out of 10

What a strange little book. I'll admit that there were parts of this book that I just didn't get at all. There were also parts that I found quite funny. Like the first journaler said, "I suppose that's what a book is supposed to be like when the two main characters are using every narcotic in existence."

Thanks for sharing. I already have next in line's address so this book will be on its way again shortly. 


Journal Entry 67 by PalmettoBuckeye at APO AP, -- US Military (all branches) -- USA on Saturday, May 30, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (5/30/2009 UTC) at APO AP, -- US Military (all branches) -- USA

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On its way to SuperTalya. Thanks again for sharing! 


Journal Entry 68 by Supertalya on Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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Guess what came in today! I will read it soon. 


Journal Entry 69 by Supertalya at postal mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, November 07, 2009

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It was a fun book. I think I like the movie better. It's on its way to Cat in Australia. 


Journal Entry 70 by cat207 from Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Monday, November 30, 2009

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Arrived in today's mail. Thanks Supertalya, and perryfran as always.

I have two and a half bookrings ahead of this one, and am in the middle of moving house, so reading time is minimal atm, but it will be read, and will be passed on. 


Journal Entry 71 by cat207 from Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Thursday, December 17, 2009

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A very strange book, indeed. I don't know that I'd like to meet these guys....

I have bookworm76's address, so will get this into the mail over the weekend. 


Journal Entry 72 by bookworm76 from Chermside, Queensland Australia on Sunday, January 10, 2010

8 out of 10

Book arrived just before Xmas and I thought I had journalled it but clearly Xmas was a bit hectic and I must have missed hitting the button to submit. Sorry

This book was really odd. It took me a while to get into but in the end I thought it was worth while reading. I did have to read in short bursts because my head started spinning (probably because the character's heads were spinning too). I also can understand how it is not everyone's type of book. 


Journal Entry 73 by bookworm76 at Controlled Release in Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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Sending off to the next person on the list. 


Journal Entry 74 by Sherlockfan from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, February 14, 2010

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This book arrived about 10 days ago. Sorry I did not report its arrival. My husband spotted it before I'd noted its arrival and has been reading it. I'll get onto it very soon.
Thanks to everyone involved so far. 


Journal Entry 75 by Sherlockfan from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, March 01, 2010

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My husband snaffled this book and when pressed for an opinion said it was a rather depressing theme about someone living outside the normal bounds of behaviour but living in a fashion that likely passes for normal for someone under the influence of powerful drugs.

Must confess that I tried to read it, seeking an alternative perspective on the American Dream, but just couldn't take to it at all. Am really relieved to send it on its way. I'm trying to read books on the 1001 Books list in an attempt to widen my reading away from my very favourite Forensic science crime stories. So far there've been very few that I've enjoyed at all. This one I didn't even read enough of it to pass an opinion.

Must say though THANK YOU to those who have gone before and kept it moving. You can't know until you try something different. 


Journal Entry 76 by Sherlockfan at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, March 01, 2010

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Just as soon as I parcel this off I'm away to the Post Office this afternoon to send it on its way. 


Journal Entry 77 by Sherlockfan at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, May 27, 2010

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Book returned through mail system. Apparently the number in the address was incorrect. I'll be investigating and try to solve this puzzle. 


Journal Entry 78 by Sherlockfan at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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I NEED HELP,

I posted this book to FrancesinSA back in March. It was returned to me on 11 May and i sent an immediate pm to FrancesinSA explaining that it was returned marked "No such number" and asking her to send me her address again since when I've not heard from her.
The spirit is willing but I do need some help with this one. I'll send her another message today but I will be away for 2 weeks and once I return home for a couple of weeks then I will be heading overseas for six weeks. If I don't hear during the first absence I'm not sure of the best way to proceed to avoid another long delay.

Decided that I'd also send a pm to the next person on the list etnagigante and if she responds before FrancesinSA then I'll simply post the book to her but will suggest that perhaps she could send to SA. The book really must start moving again. 


Journal Entry 79 by FrancesinSA at Sasolburg, Free State South Africa on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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I received this book today. Sorry, Sherlockfan - I never received your PM about the book being returned to you. Thanks for the nice note and the picture of the world's rarest parrot, the kakapo.

11 July 2010 - I finished reading this today. I found it entertaining and hilarious. Luckily, airport security is no longer as lax as it was in 1971. I Googled Hunter S. Thompson and read that he committed suicide.

I have the next reader's address and will post this out next week. 


Journal Entry 80 by FrancesinSA at Sasolburg, Free State South Africa on Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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I will post this today to Italy. 


Journal Entry 81 by etnagigante at Catania, Sicilia Italy on Saturday, July 31, 2010

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The book is here 


Journal Entry 82 by etnagigante at Catania, Sicilia Italy on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

8 out of 10

A sort of instant trip (phisycal and mental) searching the American Dream made from the author and a friend, here named Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo. All begins, all of a sudden, covering (or trying to cover) a race in Nevada and the two friends (the journalist and his attorney). Problems begin when the two start buying so many drugs and alcohol able to kill a handful of marines and abusing. We see and listent to all the allucinated dreams and chats, men fooled, scared or ridiculed just for nothing. The story is splitted in two parts, with a Red Shark and a White Whale as cars and a number of hotels and casinoes that show us the best and the worst of a city, Las Vegas, full of good and evil, saint and sinners, often the second ones.
Ralph Steadman's strange and allucinated illustrations help us to enter in the mood of these trips. 


Journal Entry 83 by kingfan30 at Corby Glen, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 06, 2010

6 out of 10

Book arrived safe and sound, will get to it as soon as I can

16 Oct 10 - not sure what that was all about but I kind of enjoyed it. Good advert not to take drugs that's for sure! As someone else commented I'm glad security has tightened up at airports. I am not sure how well the hallucinations would come across in the film but would so would be interested to watch it. I have the address of the next person so will get it in the post next week. 


Journal Entry 84 by kingfan30 at Bourne, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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On its way to Jujuks 


Journal Entry 85 by Jujuks at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, November 08, 2010

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Thank you for sending the book kingfan30. I'll finish reading it ASAP.  


Journal Entry 86 by Jujuks at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Sunday, December 05, 2010

5 out of 10

This was a very confusing book for me and while the description of the drug's effects were pretty interesting I didn't really enjoy the book.

 


Journal Entry 87 by Jujuks at Paris, Ile-de-France France on Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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On its way to France. 


Journal Entry 88 by rivax at Paris, Ile-de-France France on Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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Got IT. I'll read it asap or later... 


Journal Entry 89 by rivax at Paris, Ile-de-France France on Saturday, April 16, 2011

4 out of 10

Neither hated, nor loved reading this books. It's all about drugs...and Vegas. Two supposed mamals of the American Dream.
I missed the subject. I read better books about Vegas, or drugs. I still don't understand what gonzo journalism is about and I still don't understand what makes this book part of the 1001 list.

As soon as I catch the next reader adress, I'll send it. 


Journal Entry 90 by rivax at Paris, Ile-de-France France on Thursday, April 21, 2011

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I'm sending the book to pinkoeria.  


Journal Entry 91 by pinkoeria at Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 01, 2011

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This one came in the mail this week. I will read it soon, thanks for sending it! 


Journal Entry 92 by pinkoeria at Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 31, 2011

7 out of 10

This was an entertaining book. I cannot believe someone can do that many drugs and still be alive... The seventies were definitely messed-up (not that this sort of stuff doesn't happen anymore). The book was definitely more interesting than the movie though. 


Journal Entry 93 by pinkoeria at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Friday, June 10, 2011

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Off to the next reader on the list! 


Journal Entry 94 by wingbrunton11wing at Salford, Lancashire United Kingdom on Sunday, June 12, 2011

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Arrived yesterday - Thanks all for sharing. This is one well travelled book. On seeing the book my husband reckons I won't like it based on his having seen the film! We'll see... 


Journal Entry 95 by wingbrunton11wing at Salford, Lancashire United Kingdom on Friday, December 02, 2011

8 out of 10

I found this book surprisingly readable. I think I was more disturbed by some of the artwork! My husband has asked if he can read this. Once he's done I'll offer it up on the forum as a RABCK. 


Journal Entry 96 by wingbrunton11wing at Salford, Lancashire United Kingdom on Friday, January 06, 2012

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Sending to shahrun as a RABCK as they have this book on their wishlist. 


Journal Entry 97 by Shahrun at Elephant & Castle, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, January 09, 2012

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Got this wish granting RABCK in the post today from the very kind Brunton11. Thank you very much for the book and bonus stickers and beautiful bookmark! I will read and release this (better traveled than me!) book. 


Journal Entry 98 by Shahrun at Elephant & Castle, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, April 22, 2013

5 out of 10

This book was so random. I'm not sure I fully followed the story as it gets weird and wonderful in many places. Having said that though, it did make me chuckle too. And it's apparently true!!! (Only discovered that an out half way through.) 


Journal Entry 99 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Thursday, May 09, 2013

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After an eternity of having this book in my shelf both to read and finished, I have finally got my act together to pass it on to a new reader! (In my defence, I have just purchased and moved into my first home - but er that only accounts for after reading delay...)

Anyway, happy adventures little book! 


Journal Entry 100 by sarahmangan at Long Eaton, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 11, 2013

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This just arrived with the post this morning - thanks very much! I can't believe this book has had so many readers! 


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