Book Review of 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
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is an absurd adventure in 1970s Sin City. First-person narrator Duke and his attorney are on drugs the entire time from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, resulting in violent, extreme, and illegal behavior. The strange illustrations reflect the tone and vividness of their drug-induced psychosis and paranoia. Hunter S. Thompson does a marvelous job expressing these; perhaps that is why this novel is on the list of 1001 books you must read before you die.