The Rum Diary

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Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.57 X 0.56 X 8.42 inches | 0.47 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780684856476
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About the Author

Hunter Thompson is the famous creator of Gonzo journalism and such classics as Hell's Angels and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. His letters to Margaret are quoted from extensively in Keep This Quiet! I & II. Some of the illustrations in those two books come from his elaborate signatures.

Reviews

"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
"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
"A remarkably full and mature first novel . . . a languid and lovingly executed book that reveals its emotional depths slowly." --Salon
"Thompson flashes signs of the vitriol that would later be turned loose on society." --USA Today
"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
"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
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