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ISBN13: 9780684856476
ISBN10: 0684856476
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Begun in 1959 by a twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s. The narrator, freelance journalist Paul Kemp, irresistibly drawn to a sexy, mysterious woman, is soon thrust into a world where corruption and get-rich-quick schemes rule and anything (including murder) is permissible. Exuberant and mad, youthful and energetic, this dazzling comedic romp provides a fictional excursion as riveting and outrageous as Thompsons Fear and Loathing books.

Synopsis:

Begun in 1959 by a then-twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, andlt;Iandgt;The Rum Diaryandlt;/Iandgt; is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s. Exuberant and mad, youthful and energetic, andlt;Iandgt;The Rum Diaryandlt;/Iandgt; is an outrageous, drunken romp in the spirit of Thompson's bestselling andlt;Iandgt;Fear and Loathing in Las Vegasandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Hell's Angels.andlt;/Iandgt;

About the Author

Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72, The Curse of Lono, Songs of the Doomed, Better Than Sex, and The Proud Highway. He is a regular contributor to Rolling Stone and other national and international publications.

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ballard.katy, October 21, 2007 (view all comments by ballard.katy)
Thompson’s words lure the mind in and make it easy to find yourself in his place. He lives carefree and observes life with a stern shoulder in disbelief of the so called “doomed generation” he speaks so frequently of. He generates the mind with his talk of life as he travels a rather vast area of the world in pursuit of the “American Dream” he holds dear to him. Hunter was a very unique individual. Before his death at his most favorable retreat in Woody Creek, he had wanted his remains to be catapulted out of a huge Gonzo fist (a fist with two thumbs) cannon n which they were. He lived a very colorful and rebellious life and in many ways, changed the way I think of life.

Hunter S. Thompson, the original Gonzo Journalist.
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lukas, August 27, 2007 (view all comments by lukas)
Thompson's sole novel, long thought lost, is a semi-autobiographical, epsiodic, drink soaked tale of journalist working in 1950's Puerto Rico. The protagonist plunges into bad behavior, heavy drinking, sex, and, only occasionally, work. As with Thompson's non-fiction, the prose is both slightly crazed and lucid, full of acute observations. There's also a melancholy strain that gives it, despite the debauchery, an almost soulful quality.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684856476
Author:
Thompson, Hunter S.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Puerto rico
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
San Juan
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
San Juan (P.R.)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Hunter S. Thompson, johnny depp, smoking, drinking, authors, hemingway, fear and loathing, rum diary, american classic, Hell s Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72, The Curse of Lono, Songs of the Doomed, Bett
Subject:
Hunter S. Thompson, johnny depp, smoking, drinking, authors, hemingway, fear and loathing, rum diary, american classic, Hell s Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72, The Curse of Lono, Songs of the Doomed, Bett
Subject:
Hunter S. Thompson, johnny depp, smoking, drinking, authors, hemingway, fear and loathing, rum diary, american classic, Hell s Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72, The Curse of Lono, Songs of the Doomed, Bett
Subject:
Hunter S. Thompson, johnny depp, smoking, drinking, authors, hemingway, fear and loathing, rum diary, american classic, Hell s Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72, The Curse of Lono, Songs of the Doomed, Bett
Subject:
Hunter S. Thompson, johnny depp, smoking, drinking, authors, hemingway, fear and loathing, rum diary, american classic, Hell s Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72, The Curse of Lono, Songs of the Doomed, Bett
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
96-015
Publication Date:
November 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
maps
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 7.07 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Begun in 1959 by a then-twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, andlt;Iandgt;The Rum Diaryandlt;/Iandgt; is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s. Exuberant and mad, youthful and energetic, andlt;Iandgt;The Rum Diaryandlt;/Iandgt; is an outrageous, drunken romp in the spirit of Thompson's bestselling andlt;Iandgt;Fear and Loathing in Las Vegasandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Hell's Angels.andlt;/Iandgt;
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