Rum Diary

The great lost novel of Hunter S. Thompson, Rum Diary, was written in the 1960s, set in the 1950s, and remained unpublished until 1998.  It tells the story of Paul Kemp, a journalist who moves from New York to San Juan for a job at a major but fly-by-night newspaper.  Thompson himself made this move in 1960 and this story has just a shot of the same Gonzo journalism his other real-life experiences give his writing. Continue reading