The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 142 x 212 x 14mm | 200g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Media Tie-In ed.
  • 1451659717
  • 9781451659719
  • 371,679

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"Crackling, twisted, searing, paced to a deft prose rhythm . . . A shot of Gonzo with a rum chaser." -San Francisco Chronicle
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Jimmy Buffett "The Run Diary" shows a side of human nature that is ugly and wrong. But it is a world that Hunter Thompson knows in the nerves of his neck. This is a brilliant tribal study and a bone in the throat of all decent people.
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About Hunter S Thompson

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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49,006 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 26% (12,556)
4 40% (19,455)
3 27% (13,226)
2 6% (3,116)
1 1% (653)
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