Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman

Language: English

Pages: 204

ISBN: 0679785892

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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.

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Linkletter I live in a quiet place, where any sound at night means some thing is about to happen: You come awake fast-thinking, what does that mean? Usually nothing. But sometimes… it’s hard to adjust to a city gig where the night is full of sounds, all of them comfortably routine. Cars, horns, footsteps… no way to relax; so drown it all out with the fine white drone of a cross-eyed TV set. Jam the bugger between channels and doze off nicely. Ignore that nightmare in the bathroom.

they gave up all their soap. Jesus Creeping God! Is there a priest in this tavern? I want to confess! I’m a fucking sinner! Venal, mortal, carnal, major, minor – however you want to call it, Lord… I’m guilty. But do me this one last favor: just give me five more high-speed hours before you bring the hammer down; just let me get rid of this goddamn car and off of this horrible desert. Which is not really a hell of a lot to ask, Lord, because the incredible truth is that I am not guilty.

“You bastard!” I screamed. “First I got run down by the CHP, then that kid spotted me! I need a lawyer immediately!” 32 “What are you doing in Baker?” he said. “Didn’t you get my telegram?” “What? Fuck telegrams. I’m in trouble.” “You’re supposed to be in Vegas,” he said. “We have a suite at the Flamingo. I was just about to leave for the airport...” I slumped in the booth. It was too horrible. Here I was calling my attorney in a moment of terrible crisis and the fool was

the middle the fucking desert?” Suddenly I remembered. Yes. The telegram. It was all very clear. My mind became calm. I saw the whole thing in a flash. “Never mind,” I said. “It’s all a big joke. I’m actually sitting beside the pool at the Flamingo. I’m talking from a portable phone. Some dwarf brought it out from the casino. I have total credit! Can you grasp that?” I was breathing heavily, feeling crazy, sweating into the phone. “Don’t come anywhere near this place!” I shouted. “Foreigners

but I couldn’t concentrate. Terrible things were happening all around us. Right next to me a huge reptile was gnawing on a woman’s neck, the carpet was a blood-soaked sponge – impossible to walk on it, no footing at all. “Order some golf shoes,” I whispered. “Otherwise, we’ll never get out of this place alive. You notice these lizards don’t have any trouble moving around in this muck – that’s because they have claws on their feet.” “Lizards?” he said. “If you think we’re in trouble now, wait

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