The Rum Diary

Hunter S. Thompson

About the book

Paul Kemp has moved from New York to the steamy heat of Puerto Rico to work at the Daily News. Sweating 24 hours a day, he starts hanging out at Al's backyard, a local den selling booze and hamburgers to journalists who are mostly crazy drunks on the verge of quitting. Then he meets Yeamon, whose delectable girlfriend drives him crazy. Irresistibly drawn to this sexy, mysterious woman, Kemp is soon pulled into a world where corruption and get-rich-quick schemes rule and anything is permissible.


ISBN: 978-0-684-85647-6

I never drank as much rum as when I read that book.

Jonas Imbery

Jonas Imbery

Cultural Impresario

San Juan

in the Literature Atlas

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