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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
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Feb 06, 2011

it was amazing

Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” is one of my favorite books, mainly because it blurred the distinctions between writer and subject, fiction and nonfiction. He is the creator of gonzo journalism, which is a style of journalism that’s usually written through first-person narrative. Even though the book was edited, it gives off more of a brash, unpolished feel to the style of writing, which in my opinion, is what makes the story—journalism should be a real, as-is type of writing, even if it’s fiction. Direct quotes, sarcasm, humor, exaggeration, and especially profanity are common with gonzo journalism, and it seems like you can’t get enough of that in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”…you know, on top of all the drugs and recklessness.

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