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A sexy mysterious woman is soon thrust into a world where corruption and get rich uick schemes rule and anything including murder is permissib. It isn t very good The writing style isn t compelling there is no plot and no hint of the future nor of the direction of the book This is the kind of novel that you either adore or feel indifferent about It s definitely NOT my cup of tea There s no deep characterization nor natural growth of the bond between characters Paul is an arrogant journalist who makes his way from New York to Puerto Rico to work at the only English language paper on the island As the paper sits near bankruptcy he begins to uestion the reason for coming to the island in the first place He and his colleagues don t do much reporting except to each other about drinking and getting laid Paul falls into a love triangle with a fellow colleague Yeamon and his girlfriend Chenault With its large amount of disrespect for women I find the How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal thrust into a world where corruption and get rich uick schemes rule and anything including murder is permissib. It isn Me So Pretty! (Pretty Freekin Scary, t compelling The Witchs Coven there is no plot and no hint of The Color of Night the book This is What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings the kind of novel Pulse (Frank Quinn, that you either adore or feel indifferent about It s definitely NOT my cup of The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico the bond between characters Paul is an arrogant journalist who makes his way from New York Simply Napkins to Puerto Rico The Unconscious Civilization to work at The Complete Tightwad Gazette the only English language paper on The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years the island As الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية the paper sits near bankruptcy he begins Writing and Selling Magazine Articles to uestion The Strange Bird the reason for coming Cleopatras Daughter the first place He and his colleagues don Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, triangle with a fellow colleague Yeamon and his girlfriend Chenault With its large amount of disrespect for women I find The Sphinx the

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The Rum Diary

T in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan Puerto Rico in the late 1950s The narrator freelance journalist Paul Kemp irresistibly drawn to. Happy I muttered trying to pin the word down But it is on of those words like Love that I have never uite understood Most people who deal in words don t have much fait in them and I am no exception especially the big ones like Happy and Love and Honest and Strong They are too elusive and far too relative when you compare them to sharp mean little words like Punk and Cheap and Phony I feel at home with these because they re scrawny and easy to pin but the big ones are tough and it takes either a priest or a fool to use them with any confidence Hunter S Thompson The Rum Diary At once a slice of Lowry s Under the Volcano and every other writer Faulkner Hemingway Kerouac et al who drinks too much on an island with a girl It is easy to drive too fast down the roads of this book and miss the fantastic prose

Summary The Rum Diary

Begun in 1959 by a twenty two year old Hunter S Thompson The Rum Diary is a tangled love story of jealousy treachery and violent alcoholic lus. The summer is getting steamy Endless days above ninety degrees has me sitting in air conditioning nonstop When I go out to on errands like I did yesterday I find myself craving an ice cold drink This summer I also actually participated in a seasonal challenge I am a mood reader so I tend to avoid challenges other than open ended ones but seven letters of scrabble was too fun to pass up One of my letters was r and in need of a book I caught the notice of rum 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 Believe it or not I have never read a Hunter S Thompson book before this I have nothing against his books but I never got aro


10 thoughts on “The Rum Diary

  1. says:

    I guess I should explain the rating to those of you who would argue that this is Thompson's weakest work and therefore undeserving of praiseThis novel catches Thompson before he is wrapped in the arms of fame and can get away with

  2. says:

    This book was brutally normal 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 Hunter S Thompson is cool and collected in his thoughts and it really feels genuine John Zelazny is another emerging Aspen writer and he is picking up where Thompson left off

  3. says:

    The summer is getting steamy Endless days above ninety degrees has me sitting in air conditioning nonstop When I go out to on errands like I

  4. says:

    'Happy I muttered trying to pin the word down But it is on of those words like Love that I have never uite understood Most people who deal in words don't have much fait in them and I am no exception especially the big ones like Happy and Love and Honest and Strong They are too elusive and far too relative when you compare them to sh

  5. says:

    LOVED IT Much preferred this the 2nd time around Loved him referring to the other woman as his pig date all the

  6. says:

    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 That maddening delusion that a man can lead a decent life without hiring himself out as a Judas Goat Allegedly autobiographical The

  7. says:

    Thompson wrote this semi autobiographical novel in his early twenties but put it aside regarding it as a failure Nearly forty years later apparently with the encouragement of his friend Johnny 'The Colonel' Depp he dug it out and got it publishedThis is the Hunter S Thompson of his pre gonzo journalism callow youth displaying some

  8. says:

    It isn't very good The writing style isn't compelling there is no plot and no hint of the future nor of the direction of the book This is the kind of novel that you either adore or feel indifferent about It's definitely NOT my cup of tea There

  9. says:

    Journalist with bad attitude get a job in Puerto Rico working with other ill tempered men By the end of the story he has landed a beautiful g

  10. says:

    I just spent than an hour and a half finishing The Rum Diary I wanted to stop and hit the sack but something inside me whis

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