liked 'Rum Diary' alot. It was a damned good book.
I forget the main characters names; but the way Thompson describes that one 'spanish' gal - who is in the orgy...oohh la la. I imagined her, naked tanning on the beach...good times.
It is a 'youthful' effort, but damned good, damned good. I sometimes wonder if Thompson would've been considered the sixties Hemingway if he didn't start the 'gonzo' thing, but SHIT - what kind of world would we be living in if there was no 'Gonzo Journalism.'