Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is Hunter S. Thompson’s seminal work, and in its pages you can witness the invention of a wild and shaggy monster that refuses to be denied or ignored. Reading it seem like a visceral experience as you trip and travel further into debasement with the two central characters while they continue on what the subtitle of the novel labels “ A Savage Journey to the Heart of The American Dream.” At the forefront of the narrative is the copious drug abuse followed inevitably by the outrageously demented and paranoid repercussions of that drug use. However, what sets the book head and shoulders above so many others is the author’s unique voice and style that puts the reader squarely in the passenger seat for this particular trip into a kind of gonzo madness. In spite of all his manic insanity (or probably because of it) Thompson remains an engaging, unpredictable, and sympathetic tour guide on this brilliant savage journey.

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