Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas By (author) Hunter S. Thompson

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'We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like, `I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive ...`' 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. This stylish reissue of Hunter S. Thompson's iconic masterpiece, a controversial bestseller when it appeared in 1971, features the brilliant Ralph Steadman illustrations of the original. It brings to a new generation the hallucinatory humour and nightmare terror of Hunter S. Thompson's musings on the collapse of the American Dream.

  • Publisher: HarperPerennial
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 197mm x 20mm | 170g
  • Publication date: 4 April 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007204493
  • ISBN 13: 9780007204496