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The Rum Diary: The Long Lost Novel Summary
Hunter S. Thompson

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The Rum Diary: The Long Lost Novel Summary

Plot Summary

The Rum Diary is Hunter S. Thompson's first novel. Written when he was still honing his skills, this novel shows peeks of the brilliant musical writing style Thompson would become known for later in his career. The plot showcases a young writer who finds himself in the virgin territory of San Juan, Puerto Rico writing for a paper that is months from going under. This writer, Paul Kemp, comes to Puerto Rico with the hope of finding adventure, but instead finds love, jealousy, and violence, all pickled in rum. It is a volatile story that will please Thompson's new and old fans alike.

Paul Kemp gets drunk before boarding the plane to Puerto Rico in order to better endure the flight. Before he boards, he sees a beautiful girl who he would like to meet boarding the same plane. Paul rushes to grab the only two open seats...

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