"A desperate and important book, a wired nightmare." So says the book critic from The New York Times about Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the most well-known and read of Hunter S. Thompson's repertoire. What starts as an assignment from Sports Illustrated to cover the Mint 400 desert race near Las Vegas, Nevada, turns into a drug-fueled romp detailed by Thompson and illustrated by Rolling Stone Magazine's Ralph Steadman. Travel journalism at its finest, and frankly, they both didn't travel that far at all, and to a different series of universes at the same time. 

This is the 1971 first paperback edition of the book.