In Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, “gonzo journalist” Hunter S. Thompson attempts to examine the American Dream as seen through the drug culture of the 1960s. In the semiautobiographical story, a journalist and his attorney sidekick travel to Las Vegas for some traditional news reporting, but get sidetracked by their own descent into drugs, and the parallel descent of a culture in crisis.
For the reading project, I downloaded the electronic version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. At my standard font size, the book is 165 pages in length.
- [Book] Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas on Wikipedia
- [Author] Hunter S. Thompson on Wikipedia
- [Media] Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a 1998 film adaptation based on the book, on IMDB
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