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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Hunter S. Thompson, Illustrated by Ralph Steadman

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    Description'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.

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hunter S. Thompson, Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 170 g
    ISBN 13: 9780007204496
    ISBN 10: 0007204493

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGM1010
    DC22: 813.54
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000, LAN008000, POL040000, BIO000000, HIS036060
    Thema V1.0: JP, JBCC1, DNB, DNP, KNT, FBA
    HarperCollins Publishers
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    Publication date
    04 April 2005
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    Author Information
    Hunter S. Thompson was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1937 and died in Colorado in 2005. A full-time writer and journalist, he contributed regularly to a wide variety of publications, but is probably best known for his work as National Affairs correspondent for 'Rolling Stone', in which 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' and 'Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72' originally appeared. 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' has been made into a major film, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp. Ralph Steadman is one of Britain's best-known cartoonists and illustrators. His books include 'I, Leonardo' and the bestselling illustrated 'Animal Farm'.
    Review quote
    'There are only two adjectives writers care about...`brilliant` and `outrageous`. Hunter Thompson has a freehold on both of them. `Fear and Loathing` is a scorching epochal sensation.' Tom Wolfe 'What goes on in these pages makes Lenny Bruce seem angelic...the whole book boils down to a mad, corrosive prose poetry that picks up where Norman Mailer's `An American Dream` left off and explores what Tom Wolfe left out.' New York Times