Stylish reissue of a classic first published in the 1970s: Hunter S Thompson's ether-fuelled, savage journey to the heart of the American Dream.
'We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold… And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas…'
As knights of old buckled on armour of supernatural power, so Hunter S Thompson enters Las Vegas armed with a veritable arsenal of 'heinous chemicals'. His perilous, drug-enhanced confrontations with casino operators, bartenders, police officers and assorted representatives of the Silent Majority have a hallucinatory humour and nightmare terror never before seen on the printed page.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
You may love him or hate him, but you cant deny that theres something about Hunter S Thompson, something that only comes about in an author once a lifetime. The talented American journalist passed away in 2005 leaving behind him a legacy as controversial as he was. This book is one of his must-read pieces of work. From the man who pioneered the term Gonzo journalism. Reviewed by 01jl.