Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

by Hunter S. Thompson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by eastbaybookmisr of Oakland, California USA on 2/22/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by eastbaybookmisr from Oakland, California USA on Monday, February 22, 2021
1998 Vintage trade paperback of the 1971 pseudonymous drug trip work by "Rauol Duke" which first appeared in serial form in Rolling Stone magazine. Original drawings are by Ralph Steadman. This copy is a tie-in to the Universal film by Terry Gilliam starring Johnny Depp. This was on my list of best travel journal books to read when I found this copy today in the Maybelle Little Free Library.

I can let this go after I read:
1966 Hell's Angels [read 2020]

Edit February 25, 2021: This was one of those weird early 1970s experimental drug-state altered consciousness experiments in edgy, comedic writing, which gets kind of tiresome in its self-indulgence today. Drugs make drug users paranoid, is the basic take. So why do drugs. Why write about people wallowing in paranoia from taking drugs. I gave up and just skimmed to the end after the first part, so I am not even sure if this was a real trip for the author, either driving to Vegas wise, or drug-taking wise, rather than just capitalizing on his prior notoriety by throwing some literary exhibitionism at us. So maybe there is more to this than I was willing to wait for. But his "attorney," if he really was a law school graduate, getting wasted with him while recklessly driving is just a bit idiotic for an actual book plot. I currently have this ranked at #923 on my ranked list of best-read books lately.

Released 1 mo ago (2/26/2021 UTC) at Little Free Library at 3555 Monterey Blvd. in Oakland, California USA


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