Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Part I: Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part I: Chapter 6 Summary

Thompson opens Chapter 6 by explaining that he has only vague memories of the Saturday night preceding the race, supplemented by cryptic statements written on note cards and cocktail napkins. Remembering how harsh the drug laws in Las Vegas are, Thompson admits that he is not entirely comfortable wandering around the city under the influence and in possession of a car full of narcotics. Nevertheless, he and his attorney drive to the Desert Inn to see the Debbie Reynolds show. After an ugly scene in the theatre, the two are thrown out. From there, they head to the Circus-Circus, believing that there they will be inconspicuous.

After some time in the Circus-Circus, Thompson and his attorney begin to come off their ether high and to feel the effects of the mescaline they have consumed. The attorney gradually slips into a...

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