Now a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp, The
Rum Diary is Hunter S. Thompson’s brilliant love story of jealousy,
treachery, and violent lust in the Caribbean.
Hailed by the
Philadelphia Inquirer as “laugh-out-loud funny” and “a great and an
unexpected joy,” The Rum Diary “reveals a young Hunter S. Thompson
brimming with talent.” Based on Thompson’s own experiences as a reporter in
Puerto Rico for The Nation, the National Journal, and the San
Juan Star in the late fifties and early sixties, The Rum Diary is a
tangled love story in a Caribbean boomtown. The narrator, Paul Kemp,
irresistibly drawn to a sexy, mysterious woman, is thrust into a world where
corruption and get-rich-quick schemes rule, and anything (including murder) is
permissible. In his signature tongue-in-cheek style, Thompson presents a
dazzling, comedic romp, a fictional excursion as riveting and outrageous as his
popular Fear and Loathing books. Download and start listening now!