10 thoughts on “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  1. Nathan Nathan says:

    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 astonishment at the complete, unrelenting fuckedupedness of America and her politics, and

  2. Jafar Jafar says:

    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 drovethan 100 miles an hour while drunk and high WAHAHAHA We ran up a huge bill and fled the hotel

  3. Lyn Lyn says:

    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 reminds me alternatively of Why Are We in Vietnam , A Confederacy of Dunces and in a strange way that

  4. Petra X Petra X says:

    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 prodigious consumption of substances that got him off his head Or was it just the GR monster, munching away, like

  5. Nadine Larter Nadine Larter says:

    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...

  6. Shovelmonkey1 Shovelmonkey1 says:

    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 the author photo on the inside sleeve of this book Hello. there s Hunter S Thompson staring out from the page He is weari

  7. Lord Beardsley Lord Beardsley says:

    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 paint dry There are little kernals of hilarity because he s a fantastic writer who is able to describe pitch perfectly the biz

  8. Martin Martin says:

    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 particular journey had many peeks and valleys the next step in my literary evolution took place under a haze of pot smoke, a quart of r

  9. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    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 pure nonsense Is it intelligent Perhaps when it s occasionally intelligible There are flashes of philosophy and poeticismstoner philosophy and b

  10. Sam Quixote Sam Quixote says:

    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 mentioning those bats, I thought The poor bastard will see them soon enough That whole opening narration sets the tone of chaos and comedy told in a per

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