Published by Random House on November 11th 1971
Challenge Theme: A book with a place in the title
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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.
Unpopular opinion alert…I could not stand this book! Maybe because it was written before my time, maybe because I have never been to Las Vegas, or maybe because I have never done drugs but man this book was painful to read! I am glad it was only 202 pages or else I may have not finished it. As it went on it got a touch better but I never started to enjoy it. I found the characters to be disgusting humans and I am not usually someone who is easily offended or judgy. This book made me be both of those things. People seem to love this book and maybe they are seeing something I just didn’t. I would be interested in seeing the movie though. Maybe that would explain some things to me that I just didn’t understand while reading. We shall see. I have a feeling that if I had ever done acid then I would have loved this book. HA! Also I put the book as fiction but I have read places that is it based on fact so I am not really sure what the actual genre would be considered.