Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas Study Guides

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1971 novel by Hunter S. Thomson about the aftermath and failure of the 1960s counterculture movement with themes of hedonism, idealism and disappointment. The story follows reporter Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo, his attorney, as they travel to Las Vegas to report on the Mint 400 motorcycle race. Based on many of Thomson's own experiences, the story chronicles the pair's misadventures and excessive use of psychedelic drugs as they reflect on the lost aspirations of their generation.