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‘I barely got through every sickening page’

Classic Vegas novels reconsidered through Amazon’s one-star reviews
 

Fear and loathingFEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS

by Hunter S. Thompson

“Not one funny, humorous or interesting story at all …”

“I couldn’t shake the feeling that this whole book was written in a language I didn’t understand.”

 

THE COLD SIX THOUSAND
by James Ellroy

“I got to Page 347 where the following lines appear: ‘Slaves shook their chains. Slaves did the Shackle Shimmy Shake.’ I was not pleased with this nonsense …”

“See book. See me. See me throw book in trash.”

 

James EllroyLEAVING LAS VEGAS
by John O’Brien

“Gosh, aren’t prostitutes and alcoholics so wonderful and clever?”

“I barely got through every sickening page …”

 

Mario PuzoFOOLS DIE
by Mario Puzo

“Tedious, arid, banal, boring, bromidic, insipid, lifeless, random, tangential, vapid, pointless, plotless minutia about nothing.”

“If Hollywood don’t wanna make a movie of a book, how good can it be?”


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