Pretentious-no, you speak the truth...
however, are you ready to ingest a completely barbaric amount of barbiturates, pharmaceuticals, illegal drugs, booze and a jigger of peyote into your system to achieve the desired effects of gonzo journalism?
And we'll need to find you an overweight corrupt Samoan lawyer, in that case.
When a friend of mine lent me that book during my Jerusalem doldrums, I went completely insane given the circumstances that Id read it in. I remember thinking: "This stuff is so damn good!" And wondering how could anyone recreate something wilder?