Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now this cult classic of gonzo journalism is a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The 130th greatest fiction book of all time

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  1. - 8th on The Ideal Library (Book)
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  3. - 17th on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)
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  5. - 78th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
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  10. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
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