The year of 1971 CE.

Some fun facts about 1971:

  • Protesting Belgian farmers bring 3 live cows to crash the EEC meeting in Brussels
  • Earth Day is designated by the UN
  • Starbucks coffeehouse is founded
  • The Attica Prison Riots happened in September
  • Greenpeace is founded
  • Walt Disney World opens in Florida
This time is part of the Contemporary.

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas


On the surface, he’s travelling with his attorney and a trunk full of drugs in order to document a racing event and later on to attend a convention for law enforcement on drugs and drug culture. Below the surface, it’s a journey to figure out the purpose of journalism, idealism, and its role in the shifting tide of American culture. This is a review of Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

A Happy Death


Though the novel is complete in terms of narrative, it’s not exactly finished per se. There’s a note in front of my edition that explains that the decision was made to publish the work because reading as much of Camus’ as possible helps readers and scholars understand who Camus was as a writer and his process. This is a review of A Happy Death.