|Author:||Hunter S. Thompson|
|Publisher:||Flamingo; New Ed edition (1993)|
|Category:||Fiction and Literature|
|Other formats:||doc lit rtf lrf|
Hunter S. Thompson (July 18, 1937 - February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author. Very recently, a workplace debate with a coworker who despises Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (and Thompson as a concept) inspired me to go back and read F&L a second time.
Hunter S. He was known for his flamboyant writing style, most notably deployed in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which blurred the distinctions between writer and subject, fiction and nonfiction. It's been almost 10 years since the first reading, and I'm shocked at how much of what he was really talking about flew right over my head when I was 15.
A Glimpse of the Press in Action. Ugliness & Failure. 10. Western Union Intervenes: A Warning from Mr. Heem. New Assignment from the Sports Desk and a Savage Invitation from the Police. 12. 11. Aaawww, Mama, Can This Really Be the End?
A Glimpse of the Press in Action. 5. 6. A Night on the Town. Confrontation at the Desert Inn. Drug Frenzy at the Circus Circus. 7. Paranoid Terror. and the Aweful Specter of Sodomy. A Flashing of Knives and Green Water. Aaawww, Mama, Can This Really Be the End? Down and Out in Vegas, with Amphetamine Psychosis Again? 13. Hellish Speed. Grappling with the California Highway Patrol. Mano a Mano on Highway 61. 14. PART TWO.
A first-rate sensibility twinger, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a pop-culture classic, an icon of an era past, and a nugget of pure comedic genius.
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. A first-rate sensibility twinger, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a pop-culture classic, an icon of an era past, and a nugget of pure comedic genius.
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream is a 1971 novel by Hunter S. Thompson, illustrated by Ralph Steadman. The book is a roman à clef, rooted in autobiographical incidents. The story follows its protagonist, Raoul Duke, and his attorney, Dr. Gonzo, as they descend on Las Vegas to chase the American Dream through a drug-induced haze, all the while ruminating on the failure of the 1960s countercultural movement
Horatio Alger gone mad on drugs in Las Vegas. Do it now: pure Gonzo journalism. There was also the socio-psychic factor. Horatio Alger gone mad on drugs in Las Vegas. Thompson Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas A Savage Journey To The Heart Of The American Dream To Bob Geiger, for reasons that need not be explained here - and to Bob Dylan, for Mister Tambourine Man He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. - Dr. JohnsonPART ONE We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold
Hunter S. Thompson is roaring down the desert highway to Las Vegas with his attorney, the Samoan, to find the dark side of the American Dream. Armed with a drug arsenal of stupendous proportions, the duo engage in a surreal succession of chemically enhanced confrontations with casino operators, police officers and assorted Middle Americans.
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas IS Las Vegas. It's a nightmare, a joke, a blunder of comical, cosmically-fucked proportions. What does this have to do with the heart of the American dream? Describing the book as some kind of a backlash against the Vietnam War and the fraudulent Nixon administration must be another joke that I don’t get. This book somehow reminded me of Sexual Life of Catherine M. People waving their filthy laundry – the stench going up to high heavens – in our face, just out of sheer narcissism. Look at me! Aren’t I great?
Teeth Like Baseballs, Eyes Like Jellied Fire. 4. No Refuge for Degenerates. Reflections on a Muderous Junkie. Return to the Circus-Circus. to Hell with the American Dream.
Teeth Like Baseballs, Eyes Like Jellied Fire. A Terrible Experience with Extremely Dangerous Drugs. Getting Down to Business. Opening Day at the Drug Convention. If You Don’t Know, Come To Learn. If You Know, Come To Teach. amp; Finally a Bit of Serious Drag Racing on the Strip. 9. Breakdown on Paradice Blvd. Soaking Sweats in the Airport. Ship Commander Butchered by Natives After Accidental Assault on Guam.