By Hunter S. Thompson
First released in Rolling Stone journal in 1971, worry and Loathing in Las Vegas is Hunter S. Thompson's savagely comedian account of what occurred to this nation within the Sixties. it truly is advised in the course of the writer's account of an project he undertook together with his lawyer to go to Las Vegas and "check it out." The ebook stands because the ultimate be aware at the highs and lows of that decade, one of many defining works of our time, and a stylistic and journalistic journey de strength. As Christopher Lehmann-Haupt wrote within the ny occasions, it has "a form of mad, corrosive prose poetry that selections up the place Norman Mailer's An American Dream left off and explores what Tom Wolfe left out."
This sleek Library variation gains Ralph Steadman's unique drawings and 3 significant other items chosen by means of Dr. Thompson: "Jacket reproduction for worry and Loath-
ing in Las Vegas," "Strange Rumblings in Aztlan," and "The Kentucky Derby Is Deca-
dent and Depraved."
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Get a grip. “Look,” I said. ” I pointed to the “VIP Parking” sticker on the windshield. “Incredible,” I said. “All those bikes and dune buggies crashing around the desert for two days. ” He smiled, shaking his head with a sort of melancholy understanding. I could see him thinking. Was I dangerous? Was he ready for the vicious, time – consuming scene that was bound to come if he took me under arrest? How many off-duty hours would he have to spend hanging around the courthouse, waiting to testify against me?
I instantly understood what he was telling me, but for some insane reason I shook my head. “A nap won’t help,” I said. “I’ve been awake for too long – three or four nights; I can’t even remember. ” Good God, I thought. What have I said? This bastard is trying to be human; he could take me straight to jail, but he’s telling me to take a fucking nap. For Christ sake, agree with him: Yes, officer, of course I’ll take advantage of that rest area. And I can’t tell you how grateful I am for this break you want to give me.
But the door hit something, which I recognized at once as a human form: a girl of indeterminate age with the face and form of a Pit Bull. She was wearing a shapeless blue smock and her eyes were angry... Somehow I knew that I had the right room. I wanted to think otherwise, but the vibes were hopelessly right… and she seemed to know, too, because she made no move to stop me when I moved past her and into the suite. I tossed my leather satchel on one of the beds and looked around for what I knew I would see… my attorney… stark naked, standing in the bathroom door with a drug-addled grin on his face.