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When the Drugs Began to Take Hold – “Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas” – Hunter S Thompson

October 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Fiction, Nihilist

The ultimate scene-setter:

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like “I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive… .”

And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas.

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