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Hunter S. Thompson worked in the late 1950s and early 1960s as a reporter for a variety of publications, notably The Nation, the National Journal, and the well-received stories, but he really wanted to be a novelist. As such, he created The Rum Diary, a roman-a-clef about a drunken young journalist in the tropics. Now, with Thompson's reputation at an all-time high, this novel has been resurrected and revealed. It is a work of exuberance, madness and comedy, the first true sign of the genius that is Hunter S. Thompson.Dette er ikke normalt en bok jeg ville lest, men den virker veldig lovende foreløpig!