Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now this cult classic of gonzo journalism is a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 129.54 x 205.74 x 17.78mm | 226.8g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Ill.
  • 0679785892
  • 9780679785897
  • 77,945

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now this cult classic of gonzo journalism is a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. Opens everywhere on May 22, 1998.show more

About Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson (July 18, 1937 February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author. He was known for his flamboyant writing style, most notably deployed inFear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which blurred the distinctions between writer and subject, fiction and nonfiction. The best source on Thompson's writing style and personality is Thompson himself. His books includeHell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga(1966), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream(1972), Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72(1973);The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time(1979);The Curse of Lono(1983);Generation of Swine, Gonzo Papers Vol. 2: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the 80's(1988); andSongs of the Doomed(1990)."show more

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