Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonWith an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Hunter S. Thompson July 18, — February 20, was an American journalist and author. He was known for his flamboyant writing style, most notably deployed in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which blurred the distinctions between writer and
Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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. No point mentioning those bats, I thought. The poor bastard will see them soon enough.
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. The novel first appeared as a two-part series in Rolling Stone magazine in , and was published as a book in
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At its core, Hunter S. By , it became clear that the…. Nearly every page of Hunter S. Hunter S. Whereas traditional journalism seeks to disclose objective and absolute truth, Gonzo journalism assumes that absolute truth does not exist, which results in a strange blend of fact and fiction that reveals personal truth…. Violence is everywhere in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.