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The Rum Diary – Hunter S. Thompson


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The Rum Diary is an early novel by American writer Hunter S. Thompson that was written in the early 1960s but was not published until 1998. The story involves a journalist named Paul Kemp who, in the 1950s, moves from New York to work for a major newspaper, The Daily News, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Rum Diary has been adapted into a film written and directed by Bruce Robinson, which stars Johnny Depp as journalist Paul Kemp. Filming took place in Puerto Rico during 2009. It was released October 28, 2011.

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