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Zeit Bites: Books
‘I barely got through every sickening page’
Classic Vegas novels reconsidered through Amazon’s one-star reviews
FEAR 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
“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.”
LEAVING LAS VEGAS
“Gosh, aren’t prostitutes and alcoholics so wonderful and clever?”
“I barely got through every sickening page …”
“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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