Fear and Loathing

23 Aug

For those of you who might be wondering whether I am still working my way through War and Peace, the answer is yes.  However, I am taking breaks now and again to read other books in the 1001 challenge.  Just so I can feel like I am getting somewhere.

200px-Fear_and_Loathing_in_Las_VegasI am currently reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson.  I’m about half way through, and I haven’t decided whether this man is a lunatic, or a genius.  I am stronly suspecting it may be both.  I’ll tell you more about it, when I figure it out.

Something interesting I read once about Hunter S. Thompson is that he really likes The Great Gatsby.  So much so, that he typed the whole novel out “Just to feel what it was like to write those words”


I don’t know whether the story is true or not, but it is interesting.  To feel such a connection with a book, that you just have to find a way to make it more a part of you.  I wonder which book I can type out, and whether it will make me a better writer.

Better not choose War and Peace, or we’ll be here until 2012.

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