The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1998 • Simon & Schuster

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The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson

Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.  Trace shelf wear to an overall beautiful dust jacket; housed in a new archival quality jacket protector.

Book itself has some light wear; a few scuffs to boards; reads 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.