Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson Reviews
Description:ISBN 0007204493 / Author: Hunter S. Thompson / Genre: Fiction
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Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
When a writing assignment lands journalist Raoul Duke (Johnny Dep ...
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
'We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when ...
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Customer Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson Reviews (12)
by - written on 11/03/08 (Very useful, 45 readings)
Like probably thousands of other people, this was the book that introduced me to the work of "Dr. Gonzo" himself, Hunter S. Thompson. I was given this to read by a mate when I was a student, and from the first page I was hooked! I must have read the whole thing from cover to cover in an afternoon! Thompson's writing style was unlike anything I'd read before and I was mesmerised by his descriptions and observations on the excesses of American society. Thompson wrote the book supposedly as a search for the American Dream, what he unleashes however is an acid-fuelled picture of the "Dark Side" of American life, with Las Vegas as ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/05/10 (Very useful, 16 readings)
I've got to say, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is up there with my favourite reads of all time. It's savage and evocative portrayal of the destruction of the American Dream is tantalisingly vivid. Thompson paints such a vivid and dystopian view of 20th century excess, that you feel like you are right on the streets with him; or should I say with Raoul Duke. Thompson is credited with the invention of the 'Gonzo' movement which see's the journalist participating in as well as narrating on the subject of the novella. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is very much a piece of 'Gonzo' prose, blurring the lines between autobiography and fiction. The role of Thompson is played by . Read the complete review
by - written on 23/05/01, updated on 23/05/01 (Very useful, 290 readings)
After watching snippets of the film whilst wandering through the movie channels on bleary Saturday nights,I succumbed to my purism and read the book instead.I feel film adaptations can never really recreate the personalisation and insight that an author can give. Besides,the parts of the film that I can remember make a heapload more sense now I have been initiated. So,what did I think of the book? First off,any book that opens with the scene of a man and his attorney in a red convertible driving through the desert flailing and flapping at bats that aren't there is fantastic. It's the law. A book that then unfolds as an original,fascinating auteur piece that ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/07/01, updated on 07/05/02 (Very useful, 178 readings)
This book really made me stop and wonder. It was the first time I realised that reckless, nihilist rebellion could be carried out, glorified and even justified by intelligent people completely at odds with their society. "We were in the desert at the edge of Barstow when the drugs began to take hold." So more or less, does it begin and it never relents. Hunter Thompson and his lawyer, Oscar Acosta, who was if anything even more of a maniac,(see his own excellent books "Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo" and "Revenge of the Cockroach People") have hired a car, collected a monstrous arsenal of illegal drugs and are off to Las ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/05/10 (Very useful, 8 readings)
Hunter S. Thompson, the strangest twisted freak of man. Drug addles, gun toting and crazy. A believer in freak power and notoriously bad driver. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a trip Hunter took to Las Vegas to report on a Bike Race. He saw this as an excuse to go mental and this book was born from the Rolling Stone articles. Half truth, half fiction. It follows Hunter and his Samoan attorney. Darting in and out of hotels, taking copious amounts of substances that would have killed an acre of life in the rain forest, whilst driving around in two different Cadillacs. All part of the American Dream. There is no plot, no storyline to get into it. It's a point ... Read the complete review
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