Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson [TRADE PAPERBACK] 1998 • Vintage Books
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson and illustrated by Ralph Steadman
TRADE PAPERBACK  VINTAGE BOOKS
Mint and seemingly unread vintage trade paperback with Johnny Depp movie tie-in cover.
Trace shelf wear. Clean, white pages. Reads like new.
‘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 …”’
Hunter S. Thompson is roaring down the desert highway to Las Vegas with his attorney, the Samoan, to find the dark side of the American Dream. Armed with a drug arsenal of stupendous proportions, the duo engage in a surreal succession of chemically enhanced confrontations with casino operators, police officers and assorted Middle Americans.
This edition of Hunter S. Thompson’s iconic, semi-autobiographical, masterpiece, a controversial bestseller when it appeared in 1971, features the brilliant Ralph Steadman illustrations of the original, bringing to a new generation the hallucinatory humour and nightmare terror of Hunter S. Thompson’s musings on the collapse of the American Dream.