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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Rating: 7/10
Last Read: July 2016

Quick Summary: A journalist and his "lawyer" go on a five day drug binge and attempt to cover stories in Las Vegas.  Lots of "what the fuck" moments abound - you can't take your eyes from the page. 

Quick read.  

The book is 70% descriptions of drug usage and effects of drugs.  If drugs aren't your cup of tea... you should probably just skip over this one.

My Takeaways

Vegas is a very bad place to take hallucinogens.

Don't mix your drugs.

My Highlights

In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.

No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs. Reality itself is too twisted.

After a while you learn to cope with things like seeing your dead grandmother crawling up your leg with a knife in her teeth. Most acid fanciers can handle this sort of thing

So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark—that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.

Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run … but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant.…

Into the Wild

Into the Wild

The Book Thief

The Book Thief