Kemp continues his quest, leaving Puerto Rico on a sailboat. Appena trasferitosi da New York a Porto Rico, inizia a scrivere per un giornale locale, il The San Juan Star. While in Puerto Rico, Thompson befriended many of the wr… Chenault shows up at Kemp's place, after Sanderson disowns her. Moburg also tells them that Lotterman has closed the paper. Here, the rules of reality are different and time expands, allowing her to pursue video art others find pointless. He spent a year filming in Puerto Rico, Mexico and Hollywood and resisted drinking until the crew arrived in Fajardo. Dopo questo ultimo affronto Moburg è stato licenziato e inizia a farneticare, dicendo di voler uccidere Lotterman. The scene with Kemp monologuing while typing facing out a shuttered window is a direct lift from scene where Duke sits in the same pose and makes the famous Wave Speech from Fear and Loathing. Jun 27, 2013 - Explore Lizario GS's board "The Rum Diary " on Pinterest. In seguito i diritti del romanzo vennero acquisiti dalla Warner Independent Pictures per poi essere venduti alla Infinitum Nihil. Paul Kemp è un giornalista freelance squattrinato e alcolizzato, il quale non è stato in grado di vendere nessun libro. I think this book is my least favourite out of the three of his I’ve read so far but it doesn’t mean it wasn’t great! One of my letters was “r” and in need of a book, I caught the notice of rum. Dopo un violento litigo tra Moburg e Lotterman, a cui l'alcolizzato ha strappato il parrucchino dalla testa, Moburg torna a casa trionfante e porta con sé dei filtri avanzati da un impianto di produzione del rum, i quali contengono una grande quantità di alcol.  Durante il viaggio di ritorno i due sembrano comunque divertirsi e Kemp le svela i piani criminali del marito. This made the writing feel alive and vibrant. The whole book is just a content battle with jealousy, treachery, violent alcoholism and lust but this book doesn’t really move very fast and seems to feel like it drags way too much. It looks and smells like a joint on New York’s Mulberry Street—not like somewhere in L.A.’s suburban sprawl. Hunter Thompson's original ambition was to be a novelist, and he wrote two unpublished novels, Prince Jellyfish and The Rum Diary, before he became a star of New Journalism and abandoned fiction for good. I tre coinquilini tuttavia sono al verde e per racimolare il denaro necessario alla pubblicazione dell'ultimo numero iniziano a scommettere sui combattimenti di galli. Share. Moburg Quotes: Moburg: This country was built on genocide and slavery. He gets a job at a newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author, famous for his book, “I was not proud of what I had learned but I never doubted that it was worth knowing.”, “Like most others, I was a seeker, a mover, a malcontent, and at times a stupid hell-raiser. But I do have to deduct one minor star because I didn’t really feel anything for any of the characters and that’s always very important to me when reading! The owners of the bar beat up Sanderson and throw Kemp out of the club. They visit Papa Nebo, Moburg's hermaphrodite witch doctor, to lay a blessing on Sala's prize cockerel. Moburg has been fired, and rants about killing Lotterman. https://allthetropes.fandom.com/wiki/The_Rum_Diary?oldid=38758. The Rum Diary is a 2011 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Bruce Robinson, based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson. It was an excellent story and I felt like I was living an episode of Narcos as I was reading and I loved it. Poco dopo Paul scopre che Sanderson è sposato con la sua adorata Chenault, la quale fa finta di non conoscerlo agli occhi del marito. "I was not proud of what I had learned but I never doubted it was worth knowing.". I just spent more than an hour and a half finishing The Rum Diary. Paul incontra Bob Sala, uno dei suoi nuovi colleghi, anch'egli con una forte dipendenza da alcolici, il quale lo invita a cena e gli rivela che probabilmente il loro giornale verrà chiuso presto. When I was no longer in Johnny's environment I went back to sobriety. I can’t imagine who would like to read it, really. Paul Kemp arrives on the island of Puerto Rico after being enlisted to become the newest reporter for the San Juan Star. I was expecting something exciting but the plot seemed to drag on and while hinting at a plot this book never really took off. There's no deep characterization nor natural growth of the bond between characters. please & thank you, Your most memorable moments from reading this year. My breaks were spent up in the lunchroom, alone and wanting to be alone, reading this book and wishing I was stoned. Lotterman: This is the american dream, Paul. Anni sessanta. Like. The Rum Diary: Opinions on book to film adaptation? The novel was my reprieve from the mindlessness and numbed-out melancholia. Paul Kemp is an author who has not been able to sell a book. It’s so dated it stinks. Ashamedly, I have not read any of his legitimate Gonzo journalism, and I understand that this is not an appropriate representation of his more psychedelic work. The manuscript, begun in 1959, was discovered amongst Thompson's papers by Johnny Depp. I meet actor Michael Rispoli in Burbank, California, at Robano’s, an insider-y atmospheric Italian eatery. Nei giorni successivi Kemp fa anche la conoscenza di Moburg, un reporter fannullone il quale si è dedicato completamente all'abuso di alcol e non scrive più niente da anni; sebbene lo si veda spesso scontrarsi con Lotterman, questi non può licenziarlo. It's clear that this is early work, it lacks the bite of the Gonzo. This is where one of the greatest writers of my generation had his start. Tapping into the alcohol, sexiness and unapologetic excess that would define the later Gonzo style of the "Fear and Loathing..." works, "The Rum Diary" finds Hunter in the makings of his talent. Out of spite, Sanderson withdraws his bail, meaning that Kemp and Sala are now wanted by the police. By Steven Priggé . It was released on October 28, 2011. I could have used a warning of that ilk before beginning this book. Share. Kemp and Sala immediately go on a drinking binge, which earns Kemp the enmity of his editor, Lotterman. Send.  It was written in the early 1960s but was not published until 1998. I wanted to stop and hit the sack but something inside me whispered to go on. Kemp decides to print a last issue, telling the truth about Lotterman and Sanderson, as well as the stories Lotterman declined. There's a piss-puddle of greed spreading throughout the world. Rum and coke is definitely one of those ice cold drinks I love to sip at the end of a hot summer day, so without knowing anything about the premise of The Rum Diary, I picked it up to help complete my rack of scrabble tiles. To see what your friends thought of this book, One important idea that Hunter writes about is the importance of doing your own homework.  Bruce Robinson wrote the screenplay and directed the film, which stars Johnny Depp as journalist Paul Kemp. This is my first foray into Hunter S. Thompson's work. It was when I realized that nothing actually happened in the book. Sanderson berates Kemp for involving Sala in the deal. That maddening delusion that a man can lead a decent life without hiring himself out as a Judas Goat.". I titoli di coda spiegano che Kemp ha fatto ritorno a New York, si è sposato con Chenault ed è diventato un giornalista di successo, avendo finalmente trovato la propria voce come scrittore. The Rum Diary: The Long Lost Novel Summary & Study Guide includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, quotes, character descriptions, themes, and more. Paul, a causa della sua dipendenza, non può più continuare a sprecare soldi e perciò si trasferisce nel piccolo appartamento dei suoi amici Sala e Moburg, situato in un quartiere fetido e degradato di Porto Rico.  Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a "C" on an A+ to F scale. I tre vincono tutti i combattimenti di galli a cui fanno partecipare il loro galletto, ma una volta tornati nell'ufficio del giornale scoprono che i macchinari e i torchi calcografici sono già stati confiscati.