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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

By Hunter S. Thompson. The creator of gonzo journalism presents an alternate view of reality. Or maybe not.

Review by Phil Stripling

There are several editions of the book available, although early editions are now out of print. The two we link to are editions printed in connection with the movie starring Johnny Depp as the redoubtable Hunter S., and their covers carry a distorted image of Depp's face.

If you are going to Burning Man, your jumping off point will Reno instead of Las Vegas. While your Civilized Explorer team uses nothing stronger than coffee and good wine, it has appeared to us that some of the participants in the adventure known as Burning Man may be using something other than caffeine and alcohol during their, er, participation. Whatever your predilection, we recommend reading this book as a prelude to your participation in the event. Read it before or on the way to Burning Man, or maybe after. Do not read it during the event -- your time is better spent on being than on reading.

Please check out our Burning Man pages. If you are called, you will enjoy the trip. We encourage you to come and join us on Labor Day weekend. If you wish to purchase Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, we hope you will buy from Amazon.com through our link.

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories (tie-in edition)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

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