Fear and Loathing in Las Vagas (BOOKRAY)
7 journalers for this copy...
Heralded as the "best book on the dope decade" by the New York Times Book Review, Hunter S. Thompson's documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would no doubt leave Nancy Reagan blushing and D.A.R.E. founders rethinking their motto. Under the pseudonym of Raoul Duke, Thompson travels with his Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, in a souped-up convertible dubbed the "Great Red Shark." In its trunk, they stow "two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers.... A quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls," which they manage to consume during their short tour.
turned this into a bookray "in memoriam hunter s. thompson".
the participants in order of appearance:
tiddlestania/UK (asked to be skipped)
trygvasson/GER <- last participant, apparently
opheliadrowned/US (asked to be skipped)
icekween01/US (asked to be skipped)
brewster13/CAN (asked to be skipped)
finished and free to go off into the wild unknown
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
the ray is on the move!
Jesus Christ. I could see myself lying in bed in the Mint Hotel, half-asleep and staring idly out the window, when suddenly a vicious nazi drunkard appears two hundred feet tall in the midnight sky, screaming gibberish at the world: "Woodstock Über Alles!"
No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs. Reality itself is too twisted.
Yeah, that's it, reality itself is too twisted, and with that in mind Duke's and Gonzo's freaked out lifestyle seems to make perfect sense. A great book, and Ralph Steadman's illustrations earn it a bonus score.
Now on its way to nikana by snailmail. As your attorney, I advise you to just lean back and enjoy! ;-)))
Now the book is on its way to mel723.
just to let you know that the book has been passed forward about a week and a half
ago. sorry for taking so long - i've been going nuts with work and university, so
i ended up not reading it... but i didn't want to keep people waiting anymore.
anyway, diamondlucy, have you received it?
btw: tiddlestania said she had read the book already, that's why i passed it on to diamondlucy.
Sorry that I passed it on that late! I really enjoyed reading it! Pity though that I have seen the movie before reading the book!
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Finally on its way again!
Started reading immediately...
Thanks to concertina8 for starting the ray ... and thanks to diamondlucy for sending the book my way...
I´ll contact opheliadrowned and send the book on its way.
Oops - opheliadrowned asks on the profile page to be skipped in all rings/rays - freshly graduated and off to college - congratulations...
So I´ll try my luck with the next reader in line...
Moving house - and also asking to be skipped... on to the next person in line...
Last person in line has already located a copy and asks to be skipped - so - back to owner...