The three newsmen split a quart of rum at the bar, but when the bartender demands they pay the $10 tab, Yeamon refuses. We’d love your help. This is a great read for anyone who has delved into other work by Thompson. But then he meets the impossibly gorgeous Chenault and her flashy boyfriend Sanderson. 9780684855219. The story involves a journalist named Paul Kemp who, in the 1950s, moves from New York to work for a major newspaper, The Daily News, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ‧ Maybe as a movie it would be cut down enough to make a plot but as a book this seemed to drag on way too much. Rum diary is a good young man's novel even if you knew nothing about the author. We’d love your help. His fellow hacks are mostly crazy drunks on the verge of quitting, so Kemp fits in perfectly. As always a great Chronicler of His Times . "No matter how much I wanted all those things that I needed money to buy, there was some devilish current pushing me off in another direction - toward anarchy and poverty and craziness. This was the first (and possibly last) Hunter H. Thompson novel I've read. Thompson wrote this semi-autobiographical novel in his early twenties but put it aside, regarding it as a failure. David Heska Wanbli Weiden knew just what he’d be doing as the August launch of his debut novel, Winter Counts, was approaching. But it is obvious, Hunter was still working on developing his own style. I absolutely adore his writing style, it’s just so gritty and has this really spectacular punch. Regardless it's a beautifully constructed almost 'travel fiction' with a weary tone and surprising level of self-awareness considering Hunter's age when he commenced it (likely the influence of his many rewrites and struggles in publishing). Chenault's situation is left in doubt. This page works best with JavaScript. When he arrives, Yeamon is caught skinny dipping with his beautiful young wife, Chenault. Soon after Yeamon and Chenault's marriage ends as a result of the rape and the newspaper Kemp is working for folds. Chenault flirts with a few of the locals on the dance floor and his surreptitiously whisked away by unknown Puerto Rican men. It’s so dated it stinks. I am not sure if the writer/director Bruce Robinson spent the time to really READ the book. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Pre-publication book reviews and features keeping readers and industry October 25th 2011 Hunter Thompson was such a great writer. Advertise Too bad I wasn't here when they were filming. Endless days above ninety degrees has me sitting in air conditioning nonstop. He might as well have let it rest in peace. Set in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late fifties and early sixties, The Rum Diary is vintage Thompson. It was the tension between these two poles - a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other - that kept me going.”, what is an issue in this book? Bookstore Rum and coke is definitely one of those ice cold drinks I love to sip at the end of a hot summer day, so without knowing anything about the premise of The Rum Diary, I picked it up to help complete my rack of scrabble tiles. Back at the paper, the editor asks Kemp to rewrite an overlong article drafted by Yeamon. by Hunter S. Thompson It's clear that this is early work, it lacks the bite of the Gonzo. To see what your friends thought of this book, The Rum Diary: A Screenplay based on the Novel by Hunter S. Thompson, There's only so much that can be done with, Lina's Reviews ❥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❥ღೋBook Blogღೋ ❥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❥, Smoking in Bed: Conversations with Bruce Robinson, C.L. First verbally, then physically, Kemp tries to dissuade the intruder from taking his seat. It went along nice and regular for a while and then something happens and you are sort of left to wonder how you should feel about it. Maybe as a movie it would be cut down enough to make a plot but as a book this seemed to drag. Amazing book. Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author, famous for his book, “I was not proud of what I had learned but I never doubted that it was worth knowing.”, “Like most others, I was a seeker, a mover, a malcontent, and at times a stupid hell-raiser. Much to the dismay of her husband and father-in-law, Alice signs up and soon learns the ropes from the library’s leader, Margery. Polk. And even though all this makes Margery a town pariah, Alice quickly grows to like her. Categories: • This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The writing is slick, yet lacking the 'in your face' gonzo style of Hunter's later work. The Rum Diary The Long Lost Novel. Funny , Crazy, Well written , Moves along at a good Pace ! By HUNTER S. THOMPSON Simon & Schuster. People love it or hate it...similar to "A Confederacy of Dunces". Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. And through the whole of it, there is one febrile intelligence noticing and reporting on everything that takes place both inside and outside of himself. The novel was my reprieve from the mindlessness and numbed-out melancholia. I thought the story was a little slow, dull, and uninteresting at times. Interesting, realistic stories of life there at that time, full of craziness, drinking, sex and life in general. Tapping into the alcohol, sexiness and unapologetic excess that would define the later Gonzo style of the "Fear and Loathing..." works, "The Rum Diary" finds Hunter in the makings of his talent. It was written in the early 1960s but was not published until 1998. Five decades ago, Thompson wrote what is probably the best summary I've seen of how I feel about the newspaper industry now. Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2013, First I saw the movie which was hilarious & had some outrageous moments that were not in the book ; that being said , it was enough to get me curious about the "real story" HST created that Depp & Co. whittled down to 90 + minutes . The story goes that Johnny Depp found the manuscript among Thompson's papers in his Colorado cabin on Woody Creek, and was instrumental in getting it published and now produced as a film. It's 1960. Basically a story about the formation of an American Newspaper in San Juan and the staff who run it. In the second half, Jude spars with her cousin Kennedy, Stella's daughter, a spoiled actress. But then he m. It's 1960. Categories: I've read mostly everything else HST has written, and had heard of this early novel, but hadn't found it on the library shelves.

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