No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.
New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…Find out more
`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 stylish reissue of Hunter S. Thompson's iconic masterpiece, a controversial bestseller when it appeared in 1971, features the brilliant Ralph Steadman illustrations of the original. It brings to a new generation the hallucinatory humour and nightmare terror of Hunter S. Thompson's musings on the collapse of the American Dream.
Closing date: 01/11/2020
`There are only two adjectives writers care about... brilliant and outrageous. Hunter Thompson has a freehold on both of them.
Fear and Loathing is a scorching epochal sensation.' Tom Wolfe
`What goes on in these pages makes Lenny Bruce seem angelic...the whole book boils down to a mad, corrosive prose poetry that picks up where Norman Mailer's
An American Dream left off and explores what Tom Wolfe left out.' New York Times
Publication date: 04/04/2005
Publisher: HarperPerennial an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||4th April 2005|
|Author:||Hunter S. Thompson|
|Publisher:||HarperPerennial an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Hunter S. Thompson was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1937 and died in Colorado in 2005. A full-time writer and journalist, he contributed regularly to a wide variety of publications, but is probably best known for his work as National Affairs correspondent for `Rolling Stone', in which `Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' and `Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail `72' originally appeared. `Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' has been made into a major film, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp. Ralph Steadman is one of Britain's best-known cartoonists and illustrators. His books include `I, Leonardo' and the ...More About Hunter S. Thompson