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Hunter s thompson dr johnson (epigraph to fear and loathing in las vegas) unable to distinguish between the serious author and the myth of the drug what ultimately separates the pair is thompson's incorporation of duke into a. Fear and loathing in las vegas: a savage journey to the heart of the american dream is a novel by hunter s thompson, illustrated by ralph steadman.
First published in rolling stone magazine in 1971, fear and loathing in las vegas is hunter s thompson's savagely comic account of what happened to this .