Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas : Hunter S. Thompson :The basic synopsis revolves around journalist Raoul Duke Hunter S. Thompson and his attorney, Dr. However, they soon abandon their work and begin experimenting with a variety of recreational drugs, such as LSD, ether, cocaine, alcohol, mescaline, and cannabis. This leads to a series of bizarre hallucinogenic trips, during which they destroy hotel rooms, wreck cars, and have visions of anthropomorphic desert animals, all the while ruminating on the decline of culture in a city of insanity. Gonzo were based.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Last week, we revisited Johnny Depp's reading of the famous "wave speech " from Hunter S. Rolling Stone has posted the original version on its web site. The 23, word manuscript famously begins:. We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive.
Thompson , illustrated by Ralph Steadman. The story follows its protagonist, Raoul Duke , and his attorney, Dr. Gonzo , as they descend on Las Vegas to chase the American Dream through a drug-induced haze, all the while ruminating on the failure of the s countercultural movement. The work is Thompson's most famous book, and is noted for its lurid descriptions of illegal drug use and its early retrospective on the culture of the s. Its popularization of Thompson's highly subjective blend of fact and fiction has become known as gonzo journalism. The novel first appeared as a two-part series in Rolling Stone magazine in , and was published as a book in Gonzo, respectively.
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