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Hailed by The Philadelphia Inquirer as “laugh-out-loud funny” and “a great and an unexpected joy,” The Rum Diary “reveals a young Hunter S. Thompson brimming with talent.” Based on Thompson’s own experiences as a reporter in Puerto Rico for The Nation, the National Journal, and the San Juan Star in the late fifties and early sixties, The Rum Diary is a tangled love story in a Caribbean boomtown. The narrator, Paul Kemp, irresistibly drawn to a sexy, mysterious woman, is thrust into a world where corruption and get-rich-quick schemes rule, and anything (including murder) is permissible. In his signature tongue-in-cheek style, Thompson presents a dazzling, comedic romp, a fictional excursion as riveting and outrageous as his popular Fear and Loathing books. 

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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 Thompson’s Fear and Loathing books.

Synopsis:

Begun in 1959 by a then-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. Exuberant and mad, youthful and energetic, The Rum Diary is an outrageous, drunken romp in the spirit of Thompson's bestselling Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Hell's Angels.

About the Author

Hunter S. Thompson’s books include Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone, Fear and Loathing in America, Screwjack, Hell’s Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Proud Highway, Better Than Sex, and Kingdom of Fear. He was contributor to various national and international publications, including a weekly sports column for ESPN.com. He died in February 2005.

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ISBN:
9781451659719
Author:
Thompson, Hunter S
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Thompson, Hunter S.
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General Fiction
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Literature-A to Z
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Classics
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Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary, Jonny Depp, gonzo, jealousy, treachery, alcoholic, Caribbean, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1950s, corruption, murder, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hell s Angels, Hunter S. Thompson, johnny depp, smoking, drinking, authors,
Subject:
Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary, Jonny Depp, gonzo, jealousy, treachery, alcoholic, Caribbean, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1950s, corruption, murder, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hell s Angels, Hunter S. Thompson, johnny depp, smoking, drinking, authors,
Subject:
Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary, Jonny Depp, gonzo, jealousy, treachery, alcoholic, Caribbean, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1950s, corruption, murder, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hell s Angels, Hunter S. Thompson, johnny depp, smoking, drinking, authors,
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Edition Description:
Media Tie-In
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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 Thompson’s Fear and Loathing books.
"Synopsis" by , Begun in 1959 by a then-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. Exuberant and mad, youthful and energetic, The Rum Diary is an outrageous, drunken romp in the spirit of Thompson's bestselling Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Hell's Angels.
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