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Novels Hunter S. Thompson: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the Rum Diary, Kingdom of Fear, Prince Jellyfish by Books LLC

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Hunter S. Thompson: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the Rum Diary, Kingdom of Fear, Prince Jellyfish by Books LLC

Published June 22nd 2010
ISBN : 9781158439485
Paperback
24 pages
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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the Rum Diary, Kingdom of Fear, PrinceMoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the Rum Diary, Kingdom of Fear, Prince Jellyfish. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream is a novel by Hunter S. Thompson, illustrated by Ralph Steadman. The book is a roman a clef, rooted in autobiographical incidents. The story follows its protagonist, Raoul Duke, and his attorney, Dr. Gonzo, as they descend on Las Vegas to chase the American Dream through a drug-induced haze. The novel first appeared as a two-part series in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, was printed as a book in 1972, and was later adapted into a film of the same name in 1998 starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. The novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas accounts for two trips to Las Vegas, Nevada, that Hunter S. Thompson and attorney Oscar Zeta Acosta took in March and April 1971. The first trip spawned from an expose Thompson was writing for Rolling Stone magazine about the Mexican-American television journalist Ruben Salazar, whom officers of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department had shot and killed with a tear gas grenade fired at close range during the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War in 1970. Thompson was using Acosta a prominent Mexican-American political activist and attorney as a central source for the story, and the two found it difficult for a brown-skinned Mexican to talk openly with a white reporter in the racially tense atmosphere of Los Angeles, California. The two needed a more comfortable place to discuss the story and decided to take advantage of a Sports Illustrated magazine offer to write photograph captions for the annual Mint 400 desert race being held in Las Vegas from 21-23 March...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=584214