The Rum Diary Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary takes place in San Juan, Puerto Rico during the late 1950s. Kemp, the narrator gets involved with a woman who is with another man. There is a lot of jealousy and treachery in the novel. Many drinks are poured so there is a bit of violence too.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   love triangle/polygon Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Caribbean Islands

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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