Hunter S. Thompson
The Rum Diary
2010, 300 pages
Translation from the American by Wolfgang Farkas
Special edition of the film start
New York, 1959. Paul Kemp, thirty, flies at night in winter to San Juan and there occurs a job as a reporter. In those days before Castro and Kennedy, before Vietnam and Flower Power, Puerto Rico is a tropical paradise that is now being discovered by American investors. Soon Kemp's new life in the Caribbean on a wild journey to the limits of its power, with the sun, rum, naked girls and the idea of impending doom.
The long-lost first novel by Hunter S. Thompson tells the story of the end of the innocence of America and by the end of a youth. Start the film of "Rum Diary" with Johnny Depp in the lead role of these classics will appear in a special issue.
It's listed as being in stock, released in March 2010. hmmmm. I couldn't find any reference to it in the usual places in the U.S. but Amazon UK has it, still in German.
Amazon UK also shows a September release of the paperback version also in German:
I wonder if the hardcover art ties in with the film's promotional graphics or if it's just the publisher's illustration. I'm assuming this version with JD's foreward will be released in English once a domestic distributor is found and a release date is established.