ISBN 9780099555698,The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780099555698

ISBN-10 0099555697


Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)
Withnail and I meets Hunter S Thompson - a hilarious and supremely enjoyable read tied into the release of a major motion picture starring Johnny DeppIt's 1960. In a highrise hotel not far from the beaches of San Juan, a man is recovering from an animal of a hangover. Paul Kemp is an alcoholic journalist who's barely seen better days, arriving at the only job he can get: writing horoscopes for failing rag El News. His fellow hacks are mostly crazy drunks on the verge of quitting, so Kemp fits in perfectly. But then he meets the impossibly gorgeous Chenault and her flashy boyfriend Sanderson. Kemp soon finds himself in way over his head, party to shady business deals, caught up in car chases with enraged Puerto Ricans, and experimenting with a hitherto unknown hallucinogen, which will eventually transform Kemp into the kind of journalist known to the world as Gonzo.

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