Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

A young journalist, fresh from the drug culture of the 60s, arrives in Las Vegas (1971) to cover the annual bikers race out in the desert with his good friend, Dr. Gonzo (a lawyer).

Both arrive in a fancy white sports car (dubbed the Great White Shark) zonked out on drugs and remain that way, receiving a new assignment to cover the annual Law Enforcement Meeting On Drugs and generally scaring the tourists, and annoying the natives.

Along the way crazy stuff happens, usually with our protagonists sniffing, smoking, or chewing something. They pick up a hitchhiker, ruin a hotel room, and harrass a car full of poor, old Southern folk (all under the safety of a fake name, of course).
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   life in drug culture Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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