Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Written for the Road...

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS is the ultimate dirty-hippie road trip book. Set in the tail end of the flower power generation, Fear and Loathing shows the reader how if you take "two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers.... A quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls," you can see the American dream and be rudely woken up from it. Hunter S. Thompson penned the novel in 1971, and his words still hold true to this very day. “Buy a ticket and enjoy the ride,” said Thompson, to wrap up the novel. In this case the ticket is his masterpiece.

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS is one of my favorite books of all time. Just the thought of this book makes my heart beat faster and my blood pressure skyrocket. What more is there to say?

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