Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Rolling StoneLast week, we revisited Johnny Depp's reading of the famous "wave speech " from Hunter S. Rolling Stone has posted the original version on its web site. The 23, word manuscript famously begins:. 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.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter Thompson, First Edition
W e were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. What are these goddamn animals? Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail. Then it was quiet again. My attorney had taken his shirt off and was pouring beer on his chest, to facilitate the tanning process.
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Heralded as the "best book on the dope decade" by the New York Times Book Review, Hunter S. Thompson's documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would .
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Thompson , illustrated by Ralph Steadman. The story follows its protagonist, Raoul Duke , and his attorney, Dr. Gonzo , as they descend on Las Vegas to chase the American Dream through a drug-induced haze, all the while ruminating on the failure of the s countercultural movement. The work is Thompson's most famous book, and is noted for its lurid descriptions of illegal drug use and its early retrospective on the culture of the s. Its popularization of Thompson's highly subjective blend of fact and fiction has become known as gonzo journalism.