"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.
Fair in Fair jacket. Hardback with dust jacket. Stated First Edition. In Fair condition with dampstaining along all edges-especially seen of both book and dust jacket as well as along all edges of text block. The front flap of dust jacket has the original price sticker on the upper part of jacket flap. Overall wear to covers. Please email if you would like to see additional photos.
Fair. We ship the same or next business day and provide a tracking number with tracking info. Slightly more wear than a good book but still a very usable copy, accessories like DVD's, CD's or toys may be missing, we use stock photos for our listing so actual book may have different cover. The book contains NO HIGHLIGHTING to the readable text.
8vo, 206pp.; VG-/G+; spine off-white with red, blue, and black lettering; dust jacket unclipped, now protected with a mylar covering, has some shelfwear and tears to the top edge front corner, head and tail of spine, and at top and bottom of a full crease on rear cover, some bumping to corners; ink stain on pp. 154, 137, 105; remainder mark on bottom text block; shelved case 8. Dupont.
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. First edition, first printing. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Soiling to edge of page block. Light rubbing at corners and spine ends. Silver stamping to spine lightly rubbed. Pages are unmarked, but lightly toned. First edition.
First edition, first printing; 206 pp., original boards & black cloth backstrip (hardcover), remainder stamps to the front free endpaper and bottom edge, covers faded at the margins, edges foxed, else very good in a good+ dust jacket; the jacket has one closed tear at a the front flap fold and is mildly edge-worn. Photos available upon request.
Good. First edition, first printing. Good+ in dust jacket with price intact. Light lean to spine, fading to boards at edges, spotting to top edge of page block. Dust jacket shows a dampstain at bottom of spine that lightly affects the page margins as well. The jacket shows fading to the spine, as well as an area of abrasion near the base. A serviceable copy of the first printing, in a dust jacket.
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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