Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Part 2, Chapter 8 Summary

Hunter S. Thompson

Part 2, Chapter 8 Summary

It is now midnight of the evening following the first day of the conference. Thompson’s attorney has insisted they go out for coffee. He gets sick in the car and vomits all over the side of it at a stoplight. Another car pulls up next to them. The couples in the vehicle are overweight and look like they are probably in town for the conference. The attorney does not take kindly to their ignoring the situation. To shock them, he yells an offer to sell them heroin. The couples do not respond. They keep their eyes off of him entirely, but their faces registered their shock. The silent treatment only serves to further enrage the attorney. He shouts again, renewing his offer of “cheap heroin.” The car roars away when the light...

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