Sunday, January 21, 2007

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas | Hunter S. Thompson

"You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug - especially when it's waiving a razor-sharp hunting knife in your eyes."

Finished reading "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" the other day, and it was truly a great novel. Thompson states it was a failed attempt at the subject of Gonzo Journalism, but I'm not completely concrete on the term. It was a very interesting account of trying to find the American Dream, and was based partly on Thompson's real life experiences. Scary. Set in the post-60's drug era, it's essentially a book about a drugged out journalist with his drugged out attorney.

"As your attorney, I suggest you...[insert anything from doing a particular drug to wrestling with an aligator here]."

The perspectives are completely honest, which makes this novel both scary and interesting at the same time. Anyway, I believe I've already talked about how accurate the movie was, so I'll leave it at that. Okay, one more quote.

"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man." -Dr. Johnson

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