Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American DreamFirst Published In Rolling Stone Magazine In 1971, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas Is Hunter S Thompson S Savagely Comic Account Of What Happened To This Country In The 1960s It Is Told Through The Writer S Account Of An Assignment He Undertook With His Attorney To Visit Las Vegas And Check It Out The Book Stands As The Final Word On The Highs And Lows Of That Decade, One Of The Defining Works Of Our Time, And A Stylistic And Journalistic Tour De Force As Christopher Lehmann Haupt Wrote In The New York Times, It Has A Kind Of Mad, Corrosive Prose Poetry That Picks Up Where Norman Mailer S An American Dream Left Off And Explores What Tom Wolfe Left Out This Modern Library Edition Features Ralph Steadman S Original Drawings And Three Companion Pieces Selected By Dr Thompson Jacket Copy For Fear And Loath Ing In Las Vegas, Strange Rumblings In Aztlan, And The Kentucky Derby Is Deca Dent And Depraved 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 he did it with a bite that was deserved and unmatched He probably could have been a very rich super novelist of popular, uninspired filth He probably could have been a brilliant novelist of any kind But he chose to do what he did, and he did it better than any of his generation Like Mark Twain, he chronicled American stupidity in the tongue of his generation, and he captured it perfectly, from the insanity of the drug experience to the depravity of American politics For years, no work of his stood out to me as much as Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72 or the Gonzo letters Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, to me, wasn t his best work Then I went to Vegas Suddenly, all th
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 drove than 100 miles an hour while drunk and high WAHAHAHA We ran up a huge bill and fled the hotel without paying it WAHAHAHA We picked up a teenage girl and gave her drugs and then left her alone, all scared and paranoid WAHAHAHA We nearly strangled the poor cleaning lady WAHAHAHA Do the good people who ve never done, and will never do, and in reality will be quite appalled by the things described in this book, really find these tales so interesting and charming Or did this book offer subliminal messages about human nature or sociopolitical conditions of its time that I missed What
Update Silent censorship by Goodreads At the bottom It wouldn t be relevant here.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 a moth, holes here, holes there and you don t find them until you actually go looking Whichever Bastards.When I was very fired up about the censorships and deletions I wrote a reviewand I m wondering if I was prescient than I realised 25 Dec 2018 This review about Goodreads censorship has also been deleted silently, I just found out, I was never told Well, well, well This silent censorship, ju
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 is indescribable, A Clockwork Orange It is about the American dream in a similar way that Mailer s book is about Vietnam, you may get specifically to it at the end and then, looking back, realize that the subject had been lurking in the shadows all along What makes this a much bet
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 was so cool that friggen Johnny Depp pl
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 wearing what can only be described as a three tone patch work denim shirt, and old skool Aviators and draped in an American Flag He s standing in front of a clever montage of boiled sharks jaws a la Robert Shaws boat house in Jaws , another couple of miscellaneous animal skulls and a hunting knife which has been jabbed into the wooden shelf Aside from the fact that I m a vegetarian and not at all patriotic towards America or even my own country , I have to say that three tone denim is an extremely ill advised look Mr Thompson one might even go so far as to say a mighty fashion faux pas, hence the loss of a star in the ratings Moving onI didn t hate this book or loath it but I didn t exactly love it either but am at the same time weirdly impressed and drawn in shucks i m upping the rating to a fat five stars Cult status for this sort of thing is frequently imposed by people who look at this
A long drug and alcohol frenzied week in Las Vegas This is written by Hunter Thompson, long time editor of Rolling Stone, so we know he knows firsthand about what he writes about I imagine this is one of the best portrayals of what is like to go through life in a drug frenzy, but the story is laced with humor It s not great writing, or even good writing, but it holds your attention in the way
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 bizarre ineptitude of the human experience which saves it from being snoringly dull I mean, he gets on a plane to Denver by accident and decides to attempt to purchase an albino Doberman because Since I was already here, I thought I might as well pick up a vicious dog I love his use of language, his token words that he throws around such as calling various people swine I love his misanthrop
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 beat poeticism Good for their day, necessary even, but dated and like a new car driven off the lot losing its value day by day This is the first thing of his I ve read, so I don t know Hunter S Thompson from a hole in the wall I plan to read his other books and I should seek out his Sports Illustrated and Rolling Stone articles before I cast judgement, but if this is his crowning glory, I can t help but lump him into that category of 60s drug addled mind drifters, those wastes of talent who spout some scattered lines of faux guru shit that impresses other strung out jellyheads in between bouts of frying up their brains When genius level IQ luminaries of the day E.G Jim Morrison weren t getting wasted, they picked up a single random and usually obscure book and it blew their mindso they constantly referred to it in their own writing repeatedly like a mantra In Thompson s case see Horatio Algers Beyond that they were too busy destroying their minds to be bothered with improving t
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 perfect deadpan that defines this book.Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream is a modern classic of American literature and is the cause for untold numbers of irresponsible Vegas road trips Published in 1971, it tells the semi true story of when Hunter S Thompson and Oscar Acosta renamed here as Raoul Duke and Dr Gonzo went on a drug fuelled road trip from LA to Vegas where Thompson was commissioned by Sports Illustrated to do a write up on the Mint 400 motorcycle race in the desert The drugs they consume marijuana, mescaline, all kinds of pills, cocaine, opiates, LSD, ether, and adrenochrome lead to whacky adventures and surreal hallucinations as the pair barrel through a plotless non story where they also cover a drug convention full of

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  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • English
  • 04 November 2019
  • 9780446313933