Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Hunter S Thompson s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas A delightfully bonkers graphic novel by Eisner nominated artist Troy Little adapting Thompson s seminal book of the same name in partnership with the Hunter S Thompson Estate Join Thompson s alter ego

  • Title: Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Author: Troy Little Hunter S. Thompson Denton J. Tipton
  • ISBN: 9781603093750
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A delightfully bonkers graphic novel by Eisner nominated artist Troy Little adapting Thompson s seminal book of the same name in partnership with the Hunter S Thompson Estate Join Thompson s alter ego Raoul Duke on the mother of all Vegas benders, as he and his attorney Dr Gonzo cover a motorcycle race, crash a drug enforcement convention, and rack up obscenely largeA delightfully bonkers graphic novel by Eisner nominated artist Troy Little adapting Thompson s seminal book of the same name in partnership with the Hunter S Thompson Estate Join Thompson s alter ego Raoul Duke on the mother of all Vegas benders, as he and his attorney Dr Gonzo cover a motorcycle race, crash a drug enforcement convention, and rack up obscenely large room service bills, all while dosed to the gills on a truly spectacular assortment of mind altering substances.

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    1. I was holed up in a luxury condo in Playa Jaco Coast Rica with my personal trainer / bodyguard. My mission was to review Troy Little’s 2015 graphic novel of Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I’d need three cases of cerveza, two gallons of tequila and a lime. And a bag of chips. Damn it, how could I work under these conditions? No help for it, the check was already spent and unless I wanted to be neck deep in abogados and on the take policia, I’d have to soldier on and [...]

    2. I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. What a long strange trip this has been. That's about all I have to say about this one.

    3. *4.25 stars*Update: re-read this in June 2016. Still awesome.I'm a big fan of Hunter Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I read the book multiple times and sometimes I watch the movie even if I know it by heart. Overall I really enjoyed this graphic novel and the art is STUNNING. I didn't give it five stars because sometimes there was too much text in a page but I will probably buy this as soon as it is out, it was sooooo good.*ARC / review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an ho [...]

    4. This is an interesting artifact, but it's no substitute for the real thing. Little is smart enough to use huge chunks of Thompson's prose in this adaptation, which helps, and his style, once you get over the shock of its not looking like Ralph Steadman, is pleasantly cartoony, but this book is ultimately just riding on the coattails of Hunter's best-known work. As I said, his style is a little jarring at first. The artwork is reminiscent of Jimmy Gownley or Bill Watterson with maybe a touch of R [...]

    5. I want to thank NetGalley for letting me borrow this graphic novel. OMG what a trip. I have watched this movie at least a dozen times and have loved the craziness each and every time. Johnny Depp does such a great job at weird and Benicio Del Toro is MAD in the film. Because of the movie I have been wanting to read the original. This was a great way to read the book and see my favorite scenes from the movie.If you haven't heard of this book or movie let me give you a refresher.Duke is the main c [...]

    6. This is a book for the fans of the movie or the book, it takes the book and adds graphics which reminded me a lot of the movie, it's a well crafted coming together of the two mediums. Does it bring anything new though? Not really which is a real shame, I was hoping to pick up on some bits I had missed before. It captures the madness perfectly and I really enjoyed just how Thompson was drawn, the scenes where he shouts were well done. If you have never read the book then I recommend reading that [...]

    7. This is the graphic novel version of the book and a weird story of a trip to Las Vegas. A trip in more ways than one.I hadn't read the print version of the story so this was an excellent way to acquaint myself with the book.The artwork is good although there are long paragraphs of text instead of speech bubbles. The story hits the ground running and we are plunged into a crazed drug- hazed drive to Las Vegas. Then a stop is made to pick up a hitch hiker and are given the back story. How did the [...]

    8. I was always curious about Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, but a novel about two men going on a drug binge while spending a weekend in Vegas just didn't sound like something I wanted to invest my time in.I happened to stumble onto this graphic novel while making a quick stop at my library. I had no idea it was a graphic novel. I really enjoyed reading it. The art was awesome, and it did a great job of disorienting you at times so that you fit right into the book. I will not be picking up the nov [...]

    9. It's really hard for me to separate my distaste for the subject matter from Little's graphic adaptation. The art, while initially off-putting due to its cartoonishness, eventually persuades the reader that it is entirely appropriate to the work. But I have never connected with/appreciated/respected drug culture, so as a whole the book had little positive impact on me.

    10. This was totally outrageous. A thrilling crash course on drug abuse and subversion. The artwork was amazing, the writing could be better, I mean, considering the nature of the subject matter did a lot to make the characters come off a littl flat and two-dimensional. But all in all, it was a cool read.

    11. I received a copy of this for free from NetGalleyBrilliant art. This was just as weird and wonderful as I had hoped it would be.

    12. 10 things I learned from reading this:1.) Hunter S. Thompson's entire life should probably be told in the graphic novel format.2.) Drug logic is what Mr. Spock would call "highly illogical."3.) If Hunter S. Thompson is telling you that you're messed up, then you are really off the rails.4.) Everything that happens in this story is the consequence of a lack of moderation.5.) Just when you think that none of this story is going to make any sense you will encounter a section that is cogent, enlight [...]

    13. Wicked adaption!I love the original story of Fear and Loathing by Hunter S. Thompson. Also loved the film that starred, Johnny Depp. Now I have another story to love!The illustrations bring to life the one-of-a-kind character, Raoul Duke and his dodgy lawyer, Dr. Gonzo. These two are on a drug-fueled adventure of epic proportions through Las Vegas. Between the drugs and paranoia, you get a mish-mash of things going on, and yet the all make sense and work.This is definitely one of those stories t [...]

    14. I thought this was a smart adaptation of the original. I really love when full length novels or even movies are adapted into comics. Expressing the same ideas across mediums often lends a fresh perspective to a classic and I felt that with this version. The art style was there and over all I just really got a kick out of it. I would definitely recommend it. Not to mention the actual art and color scheme really set this up to be a beautiful print.

    15. Actually I loved this graphic novel much more than the book, that I didn't like at all even if it was the first example of the so called "Gonzo Journalism".Questa graphic novel mi é piaciuta molto molto di piú del libro, che per essere precisi non mi é piaciuto per niente, pur essendo il primo esempio di quello che poi veniva chiamato il "Gonzo Journalism"ANKS TO NETGALLEY AND DIAMOND BOOK DISTRIBUTORS FOR THE PREVIEW!

    16. Well, what can I say? I loved the art. I haven't read Thompson's book and never had any desire to, but it's one of those books always on the classic or must-read book lists. Now I can finally feel like I'm not missing out but don't have to put myself through the torture of actually reading the book. What a horrid story. I hated it and can't fathom why this is a "classic". I'm glad to have experienced it in the graphic novel format, though.

    17. This is a wonderful adaptation of Thompson's classic novel. Troy Little's art does what Steadman's art did in the original textbut without being derivative in any way. And this is actually a more cohesive and understandable adaptation than Gilliam's film version. We are discussing this book for an upcoming publisher spotlight on Top Shelf for The Comics Alternative.

    18. For something like 99% of all people, this is the closest they'll ever get to tripping on basically every drug on the planet all at onceFear and Loathing in Las Vegas is essentially a book of vignettes depicting the manic, drug-fueled adventures of a journalist named Raoul Duke and his attorney, Dr. Gonzo, as they tear through Las Vegas and destroy everything that comes their way - including themselves. There's not much of a point going into specifics about why a journalist and his attorney have [...]

    19. I liked this, and I’m a little surprised how much.I think that Hunter Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is unique. Thompson himself never really captured its extreme and unrestrained spirit again in his other writings (although I think "Fear and Loathing in Elko" and his article on the death of Nixon, "He was a Crook,” come pretty close). And the attempts to translate the book to film haven’t been all that successful.That’s why I was skeptical that the translation to graphic no [...]

    20. This was a delightful adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's work "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." Staying true to the original work, but providing the visual clues to the reader, it held my attention causing at times the need to hold in my laughter to the point of crying because I decided to read this in the company of individuals that would not understand the humor within the book.The book itself is written in the concept of "gonzo journalism" which was invented by Hunter, placing the journalist [...]

    21. Best thing about this is that it's a bit quicker than the book. However, the very thing that makes it quicker (less text) removes or diminishes the few meaningful parts of useful social commentary. What the reader/viewer is left with is a graphic novel of debauchery without historical or social context.

    22. I never would have thought to turn Fear & Loathing into a graphic novel. Interesting take, although some visuals are now forever burned into my brain.

    23. I requested to 'read this now' on Netgalley, though I then waited too long to download it, and instead received the title through an inter-library loan after it was published.I never read the book, and I think I fell asleep during the movie. Still, both are lauded enough that, after looking at the artwork on the cover, I decided to give the graphic novel version a try. Based on what I know (which, as I said, is little), this version is a solid, accurate representation.I did enjoy the artwork qui [...]

    24. In my life there have been 2 books that no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't finish them. For summer reading in high school, I had to read Wuthering Heights. I tried twice, getting stuck and crapping out at exactly page 51! The other book was Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In 1998, Johnny Depp starred in a version of the film. I was a big Depp buff at the time and I really wanted to see it. But a friend recommended that I read the book first. So, I checked it out at [...]

    25. It was a brilliant idea to draw the legendary novel in comics: Troy Little brings the scenes to life and mirrors the whole craziness of the story.It's amazing how the author found so many funny solutions for the different situation. The bar scene after the registration, for example, we see it in parallel what Duke sees (the blood and animals), and the way how the crazy journalist really actually looks for the others The same as funny as the actors are always yelling and waving to each other, as [...]

    26. At first, this is pretty funny. If you can handle the intense drug use. Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only real cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas. Is there something wrong that this sometimes appeals to me? (Though, I guess, I wouldn't be driving from Hollywood.)I may start using a cigarette holder, too. I don't smoke, but I could take it up. In a closed society where everyb [...]

    27. Peace and blessings to NetGalley for giving me a free read of this book, hopefully I can convey my honest reaction accurately.“But our trip was different. It was a classic affirmation of everything right and true and decent in the national character. It was a gross physical salute to the fantastic possibilities of life in this country – but only for those with true grit. And we were chock full of that.” Goodness gracious, what a crazy, fun, journey it was to see the worlds under the lenses [...]

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