Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Review of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

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Genre = Novel

Elaborate Description

This book can be summarized as drugs, more drugs, different drugs, and the way the brain processes information with the drugs. Serious and innocent events make journalist Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo reason in bizarre ways about what they portent. Driving around under the influence of drugs, using some drugs to counter the effects of other drugs, and not sleeping for days at time sets the pace for a series of outlandish events. Duke is meant to cover the Mint 400 race but it was too dusty to see anything so the time was better spend being intoxicated. When Duke thought he was done with Las Vegas, he was forced to go back to cover a seminar discussing drugs and dangerous substances. The convention was attended by many cops, with the intoxicated Duke and Gonzo who left shortly after understanding that they knew more about the drugs than the speakers. A well written story which Thompson’s clarify makes the hallucinations even more hilarious.

Book Details

Edition ISBN:  9780307744067
Pages to read:   172
Publication:     2010
1st Edition:      1972
Format:            eBook

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    5
Content          1
Overall           2