You ever read a book where you can tell it was a magazine article padded out to book length? Here's one. Repetitive, circular and mostly boring, this is in no way worth reading.
I had a little fun with Thompson's light jabs at Kesey - and having just read [b:The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,|7442|The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test|Tom Wolfe|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1266449442s/7442.jpg|208153] I found the part where the two stories overlap very interesting - and it's not totally devoid of point, but if you can track down the magazine article, maybe stick with that.
I also enjoyed the epilogue, during which Thompson finally gets the stomping you've kinda been waiting for the whole time.