"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 ...
"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.
Good. FIRST EDITION. NY: Random House, 1972. (Full number line on copyright page down to 2 with stated First Edition underneath. ) About Good condition without dust jacket. Covers have a few stains. Boards worn at corners. First printing of Hunter S. Thompson's Las Vegas drug-binge journalistic memoir.
Very Good. Stated 1st edition. $5.95 on inside DJ flap. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Very slight cock to spine. Unmarked pages. A few small spots on edge. Crease on tail of spine. Ill. by Ralph Steadman. Ships daily.
Excellent dust jacket. Just a touch of toning to edges and spine. Excellent condition. Just a touch of fading to board edges. B&W Illustrations. 206 p. Publishers rep. complimentary slip laid in. Not price clipped (5.95 price). Book is as described-all defects and marks are noted. A exceptionally nice copy.
Illustrated by Ralph Steadman. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0394464354. First printing. Light foxing on top edge, else very good in a very good (light corner crease on front flap, tiny closed edge tear on rear panel) dust jacket.; 206 pages.
Very Good in Very Good+ Dustjacket. Octavo, about 8.5 inches tall, in black cloth spine stamped in silver on gray blind stamped paper covered boards. The iconic book of the 1970's, the beginning of gonzo journalism. Very nice copy. Clean, bright and sound inside but for a previous owner's name in ink on front endpaper. The covers have the ubiquitous top edge fading, but otherwise just very light extremity wear. The jacket is price clipped and it has very shallow chipping to the head of the spine. The top of the front panel is ever so slightly toned. Otherwise just modest rubbing.
Thompson, Hunter S. FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. New York: Random House, 1971. 8vo., 206 pp. First Edition of Thompson's classic second & most lauded book, launching his unique brand of stoned & intoxicated yet inspired "Gonzo journalism". Dustwrapper uniquely illustrated by Ralph Steadman who has also decorated the pages as well. A very good or better example, a little fading to the top & bottom edges of the grey paper-covered boards as usual, dustwrapper with one short tear at the spine crown neatly, archivally repaired, minor crease to the front flap which remains properly priced. Very minor damping to the verso of the dustwrapper heel undetectable on the recto. Basis for the 1998 film starring Johnny Depp & Benicio Del Torro. A very decent copy of this very collectible gem in our custom TBCL clamshell case, gilt stamped rich black & deep red NubaŽ in very fine condition. "What goes on in these pages makes Lenny Bruce seem angelic The whole book boils down to a kind of mad, corrosive poetry."-The New York Times Book Review. "A scorching, epochal sensation."-Tom Wolfe.
First Edition. Basis for the Terry Gilliam film featuring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro. An attractive copy. Near Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Some of the usual fading to the top board edges, with light foxing to the top page edges. Jacket is bright and unfaded.
Hunter S. Thompson wrote this story based on past events in his life. After reading through this story, your view of how crazy someone?s life can really be will b e changed forever. The stories he tells throughout the book are completely insane and usually drug induced. Humor throughout the book is pretty prevalent. I found myself laughing out loud throughout much of it. Much of the humor isn?t because of him saying something funny but rather the outrageousness of the situations. These situations would include attending police conventions and casinos while heavily under the influence of hallucinogens, uppers, downers, and intoxicants. However funny the story was, the plot was sometimes hard to follow. As well as the plot, the characters in the story were sometimes hard to follow along with. I couldn?t tell if Thomson was referring to himself or to another person. Fortunately there is a movie to go along with the book. I have not seen it yet but I feel it might clear up some questions that I have about the story. For the grand total I would give this book three stars only because of the hardness to follow of the plot and characters. The funniness and ridiculousness of the story made up for the negative side. I would recommend this story to someone who enjoys reading nonfiction and fiction stories.
Oct 5, 2007
Just an overall good book. Was very funny, really enphasized on the drug reallity of whichever drug it was they did. Not that I would know. but I watched the movie before I read the book so it was kinda all too expected.
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