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The Rum Diary - by Hunter S Thompson (Paperback)

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  • Made into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary--a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book--is Hunter S. Thompson's brilliant love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent lust in the Caribbean.
  • Author(s): Hunter S Thompson
  • 224 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Classics

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Based on Thompson's own experiences as a reporter in Puerto Rico in the late '50s and early '60s, this "long-lost coming-of-age novel" ("San Francisco Chronicle") tells a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in a Caribbean boom town. Maps.



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Made into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary--a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book--is Hunter S. Thompson's brilliant love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent lust in the Caribbean.

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.



Review Quotes




"A remarkably full and mature first novel . . . a languid and lovingly executed book that reveals its emotional depths slowly." --Salon

"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." --Jimmy Buffett

"A great and an unexpected joy . . . Reveals a young Hunter Thompson brimming with talent." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

"At the core of this hard-drinking, hard-talking, hard-living man is a moralist, Puritan, even an innocent. The Rum Diary gives us this side of him without apology . . . with a kind of pride." --The Washington Post Book World

"Crackling, twisted, searing, paced to a deft prose rhythm . . . A shot of Gonzo with a rum chaser." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Enough booze to float a yacht and enough fear and loathing to sink it." --New York Daily News

"The tools Hunter S. Thompson would use in the years ahead-bizarre wit, mockery without end, redundant excess, supreme self-confidence, the narrative of the wounded meritorious ego, and the idiopathic anger of the righteous outlaw--were all there in his precocious imagination in San Juan. There, too were the beginnings of his future as a masterful prose stylist." --William Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ironweed

"Thompson flashes signs of the vitriol that would later be turned loose on society." --USA Today
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .4 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback
Author: Hunter S Thompson
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 1999
TCIN: 11819095
UPC: 9780684856476
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-0285
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.6 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 8.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.4 pounds
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