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Suggesting the nascent ideas and energy of his seminal book on the 60s experience, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, "Mescalito" features Duke's first mescaline trip. "We live in a jungle of pending disasters," the author warns. Alone in a hotel room in Los Angeles in February, 1969, Duke sustains a fever-pitched bout of paranoia so dark and depraved, it would make most mort ...more
ebook, 28 pages
Published October 18th 2000 by Simon Schuster (first published 2000)
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May 21, 2017 Aeron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a super quick read comprised of three short stories. My only problem with the book is that I wish they were laid out in the opposite order.
The first story is by far the strongest and had me howling with intense laughter out of sheer familiar nervousness. The next two stories have great poetic glide to them but lack the intensity of the first.
Nan Sutida
loved it

if only all users can write while they're high

"living on pills, phone calls unmade, people unseen, pages unwritten, money unmade, pressure piling up around to make some kind of breakthrough and get moving again. Get the gum off the rails, finish something, croak this awful habit of nothing ever getting to the end of anything."

There were marijuana seeds all over the rug in my room. Reminds me of that time picking the crab lice off, one by one, and hurling them around the room.

Like my bea
Jessica Spydurpoet
This was the first, last, only, and everything in between for me with Hunter S. Thompson. What a wretched nightmare. I'm glad the first thing I decided to read by him was a short one. It's really, really bad when the book is only 20 pages on the Nook and I skip/scan the last 3 pages. It's *that* bad.
There was no art in this. Reads like Thompson got lit up on a random cocktail of pills and recorded the nonsense that came out of his mouth during the high. It's not art. It's a tragedy. Any idiot c
Feb 04, 2011 Magdalena rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
It seems some pieces of writing should have been read when one appreciated the words like 'weird' (used a zillion times), drug trips and manifestos like 'why not do everything now?', that is when one was a teenager.
Dec 30, 2012 Sharon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sharon by: Needed a short book to hit 60 reads for 2012!
First time reading Hunter S. Thompson, so maybe that was why it didn't make sense to me all around. Nice fast read, but totally f'd up.
Jan 29, 2011 Bryan rated it liked it
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'... we live in a jungle of pending disasters, walking constantly across a minefield ... will my plane crash tomorrow? What if I miss it? Will the next one crash?' (Kindle Highlight Loc. 94-95)
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Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author, famous for his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. He is credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism, a style of reporting where reporters involve themselves in the action to such a degree that they become the central figures of their stories. He is also known for his promotion and use of psychedelics and other mind-altering substanc ...more
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