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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
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Aug 23, 2007

it was amazing
Read in August, 1992

Imagine how Superman would have turned out if the young Clark Kent upon leaving Smallville had decided to subject his unique constitution to a toxic regimen of drugs and alcohol instead of doing time at the Planet. Riding that mortal carousel cranked full-speed sometimes the ride would flare into desert; long roads curved round a promise deferred, the yellow sun shading to black. Was Krypton real, or was he just another sucker playing a fools game? Only one way to find out: go to Las Vegas and extract from it the American Dream.
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