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.
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. 0394464354 Good++ in a Very Good dust jacket; Hardcover; Jacket is very clean with just light edgewear (Now fitted with a new, Brodart jacket protector); Jacket has been price-clipped inside the front jacket flap; Textblock edges are slightly yellowed from age, otherwise are unblemished; Boards are very clean with minor sunning to the edges; Light foxing to the endpapers; All other pages are completely unmarked; Binding is tight with no issues; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium Format (8.5"-9.75" tall); White dust jacket with title in red and blue lettering over black cloth-covered boards; 1972, Random House Publishing; 206 pages; "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream, " by Hunter S. Thompson.
Very Good. First edition. 206 p. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Former owner's emboss on front endpaper, a hint of sunning to cloth. Jacket top edge slightly toned. A very neat, clean copy of the most famous example of "gonzo journalism."
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.
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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