Fair. Well Worn and Read // pages are marked and stained // Cover Damaged. 206 p. illus. 22 cm. Includes Illustrations. First appeared in Rolling stone magazine, issue 95, Nov. 11, 1971 and issue 96, Nov. 25, 1971.
Steadman, Ralph. Good. No Jacket. Book No dust jacket. Tight binding, solid boards, blind stamped illustration front, damp stain with no warping or bleed through rear, bright silver lettering on spine, light foxing to pasted downs, end papers, text block, and internal pages. First edition, number line reads "97532468". In Bro Dart archival-quality polyester cover.
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.
8vo., 206 pp., VG-/G+; white DJ (age-toned) with black/red/blue lettering; red text to spine faded pink; rubbing/tearing to covers and edges, with slight material loss to corners and head of spine at hinge; creasing to back cover and flaps; price uncut "$5.95" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; black cloth spine with silver cursive lettering, dark gray paper boards; bumping to corners, age-toning to edges of boards; boards slightly cocked, boards slightly shaken, binding strong; foxing to top-edge of text-block, mild staining to top and middle of fore-edge; notation in red ink to top of ffep; interior clean; "First Edition" with number line "97532468" stated to copyright page; LP consignment; shelved Case 8. Full-priced Rockville.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Random House, New York 1971. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition with the Full Random House numberline with 2 present. First edition statement was removed with later printings. Illustrated by Ralph Steadman. Jacket priced at $5.95. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards and pages, tight spine. Light spots at the page edges, minor sunning on the boards as usual. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light spots. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.
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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