Fear and Loathing in Las Vagas (BOOKRAY)

by Hunter S. Thompson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by concertina8 of Wien Bezirk 13 - Hietzing, Wien Austria on 2/17/2005
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by concertina8 from Wien Bezirk 13 - Hietzing, Wien Austria on Thursday, February 17, 2005
amazon-review:
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:

hank-chinaski/GER
nikana/GER
mel723/NL
glittah/UK
tiddlestania/UK (asked to be skipped)
diamondlucy/AUT
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

Released 14 yrs ago (3/1/2005 UTC) at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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the ray is on the move!

Journal Entry 3 by winghank-chinaskiwing from Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, March 11, 2005
Came with the mail today. Timing is perfect, as I'm having a copy of the German translation, another bookring, with me right now, and thus can compare the two of them. Thanks to concertina8 for starting this remarkable bookray!

Journal Entry 4 by winghank-chinaskiwing from Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, March 30, 2005
This book seems to be the legacy of a long forgotten era, the Days of the Freaks. The old American Dream has perverted into a gigantic Las Vegas show, where everything is possible and nothing is real. Under the pretence of covering a motorcycle race event in the desert sands, journalist Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo fuck around with the authorities and morals of good old clean America in every way they possibly can, constantly on the edge of either killing themselves by drug abuse or being removed to Carson City State Prison. To top it all, they are requested to attend the national meeting of an anti drug campaign, which of course they do with their heads full of acid and mescaline...

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!"
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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! ;-)))

Journal Entry 5 by Nikana from Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, April 04, 2005
The book arrived today. Thank you :)

Journal Entry 6 by Nikana from Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, August 18, 2005
What a great book! I laughed a lot while reading, very enjoyable!

Now the book is on its way to mel723.

Journal Entry 7 by mel723 from Den Haag, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, August 22, 2005
Thanks, I'll start on it asap!

Journal Entry 8 by mel723 from Den Haag, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, November 15, 2005
I'm sending it on because I'm having trouble finishing it. It's not the story, which is great, but I keep having flashbacks to the film which makes it troublesome to read. Anyway, thanks for sharing concertina :) I'm sending it to Glittah today.

Journal Entry 9 by Glittah from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, November 17, 2005
hey, just received it today. will start reading it as soon as i have a break from uni, next week. thanks!

Journal Entry 10 by Glittah from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, February 27, 2006
hi concertina8 and everyone,

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?

cheers,

glittah

btw: tiddlestania said she had read the book already, that's why i passed it on to diamondlucy.

Journal Entry 11 by Suureal from Graz, Steiermark Austria on Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Recieved the book last week when I was snowboarding. Gosh, good to have nice neighbours! Started reading it immediately!
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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!

Released 13 yrs ago (7/10/2006 UTC) at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Finally on its way again!

Journal Entry 13 by trygvasson from Hamburg - Hohenfelde, Hamburg Germany on Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Oh - look what I found in my letterbox when I came back from a nice holiday...
Started reading immediately...
Thanks to concertina8 for starting the ray ... and thanks to diamondlucy for sending the book my way...

Journal Entry 14 by trygvasson from Hamburg - Hohenfelde, Hamburg Germany on Friday, August 11, 2006
A savage journey - yep - how true. I saw the movie recently on DVD - with that fresh in mind - it was a little hard to read. Not for you (if you are too sensitive) - for everyone else: lots of laughs along the way - classic pop-culture reading: "... just sick enough to be totally confident."

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...

Journal Entry 15 by trygvasson from Hamburg - Hohenfelde, Hamburg Germany on Tuesday, March 27, 2007
A friend of mine read the book in the mean time - but obviously he didn´t grasp the concept of bookcrossing: "What? Leave it for somebody else?!?!" - so the book is back with me - and I´ll shoot it off into the unknown (remember Thompsons funeral?)...

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