The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1998
The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  SIMON & SCHUSTER
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket is very good; some visible wear and a small sealed tear to top of spine. Housed in a protective brodart mylar jacket.
Book is very nice. Clean boards. Tight binding. A touch of mild soiling to text block [see last photo] -- inner contents read as new.
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.