Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream - Hunter S. Thompson 1971 - Random House, New York - First Edition We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.

‘..a scorching epochal sensation. There are only two adjectives writers care about any more…. “brilliant” and “outrageous” … and Hunter Thompson has a free hold on both of them.’ - Tom Wolfe.

Visually stimulated by Ralph Steadman’s equally savage illustrations.
  BAD CRAZINESS - On August 20, 2005, in a private ceremony in Aspen, Colorado, Thompson's ashes were fired from a cannon atop a 153-foot tower of his own design (in the shape of a double-thumbed fist clutching a peyote button) to the tune of Bob Dylan’s Mr. Tambourine Man.

Provenance: Kendrah Raye Whyte, with her hugely and in this case appropriately excessive signature, also underlining of a few sentences on pages 14, 23, 46, 47, and 179.

Octavo (21.5 x 14.5 cm) pp. [12] 206 [6]. Dust jacket priced $5.95 to upper corner of front flap, and ‘6/72’ tower corner of rear flap.
  Condition: Very good, large owner’s name in ink to front free endpaper, five pages with some sentences underlined, in very good jacket, spine a little toned, rubbing to edges.   Ref: 106007   Price: HK$ 5,500