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The Rum Diary


Paul Kemp has moved from New York to the steamy heat of Puerto Rico to work at the Daily News. He starts hanging out at Al's Backyard, a local den ... Show synopsis

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Journalism, the way only Hunter could write it

by courtneyinatlanta on Aug 26, 2010

Everyone who has ever thought of being a journalist must read some Hunter Thompson. I can't say his experiences as a reporter mirror mine in any way, but I can definitely see where he got his inspiration. The man was one of the finest and most unique literary journalists who has ever lived, and The ... More


Finding the Long Lost Novel

by RyaPapaya on Apr 3, 2007

This book was such a delightful surprise! I have long been a fan of H.S.T.'s more main stream titles, most notably the works of Fear and Loathing, but this prolific little novel is something else entirely. Though it is is certainly marked by the usual savagery of Thompson's view of the world, there ... More

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