Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas By Hunter S. Thompson Subject of Book Club Discussion At Roosevelt Island Public Library Tonight - It's Time For A Road Trip!

You Tube Video Of Hunter Thompson Reading From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

NYPL Tweets:
Book discussion of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson at Roosevelt Island – 6:30
More information available at the Roosevelt Island Public Library web site.

According to Wikipedia:
The book is a roman à clef, rooted in autobiographical incidents. The story follows its protagonist, Raoul Duke, and his attorney, Dr. Gonzo, as they descend on Las Vegas to chase the American Dream through a drug-induced haze. The novel first appeared as a two-part series in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, was printed as a book in 1972, and was later adapted into a film of the same name in 1998 by Terry Gilliam starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro....
 Here's the trailer from the movie.