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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date November 1, 1999
Pages 204
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780684856476
ISBN-10 0684856476
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The irreverent writer's long lost novel, written before his nonfiction became popular, chronicles a journalist's enthusiastic, drunken foray through 1950s San Juan
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Made into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary—a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book—is Hunter S. Thompson’s brilliant love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent lust in the Caribbean.

Begun in 1959 by a twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s. The narrator, freelance journalist Paul Kemp, irresistibly drawn to a sexy, mysterious woman, is soon thrust into a world where corruption and get-rich-quick schemes rule, and anything (including murder) is permissible. Exuberant and mad, youthful and energetic, this dazzling comedic romp provides a fictional excursion as riveting and outrageous as Thompson’s Fear and Loathing books.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780684856476 Book cover for 9781451659719
 
With Hunter S. Thompson | Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (October 4, 2011)
9781451659719 | details & prices | 204 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.44 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Soon to be a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary—a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book—is Hunter S.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Simon & Schuster (November 1, 1999)
9780684856476 | details & prices | 204 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.99
About: The irreverent writer's long lost novel, written before his nonfiction became popular, chronicles a journalist's enthusiastic, drunken foray through 1950s San Juan
With Hunter S. Thompson, John D. Nesbitt | Reprint edition from Harpercollins (February 1, 1997); titled "Twin Rivers"
9780061011603 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $4.50
This edition also contains Twin Rivers
About: Hoping to settle down in a Wyoming valley near the eastern fork of the Twin Rivers, Clay Westbrook finds his plans thwarted when he stands up for Tony Campos, a Mexican immigrant who is being mistreated by an influential landowner
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786173754 Book cover for 9780786177509
 
With Christopher Lane (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (January 1, 2006)
9780786177509 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $29.95
About: [This is the MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.
With Christopher Lane (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (January 1, 2006)
9780786173754 | details & prices | 7.00 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $55.00
About: The irreverent writer's long lost novel, written before his nonfiction became popular, chronicles a journalist's enthusiastic, drunken foray through 1950s San Juan.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780671582777 Book cover for 9780786144358
 
With Christopher Lane (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (January 1, 2006)
9780786144358 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $44.95
About: [This is the Audiobook CASSETTE Library Edition in vinyl case.
With Campbell Scott (other contributor) | from Simon & Schuster (October 1, 1998)
9780671582777 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $25.00
About: The irreverent writer's long lost novel, written before his nonfiction became popular, chronicles a journalist's enthusiastic, drunken foray through 1950s San Juan.

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