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.
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 died in February 2005.
"Enough booze to float a yacht and enough fear and loathing to sink it." --"New York Daily News"