A zany and surreal gonzo masterpiece, Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman’s book mixes the crazed writing of the former with the splattery. A wild ride to the dark side of Americana The Curse of Lono is to Hawaii what Fear and Loathing was to Las Vegas: the crazy tales of a journalist’s “”coverage”” . Results 1 – 30 of 32 The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson and a great selection of related books , art and collectibles available now at

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Description A wild ride to dark Americana: I say lunacy without malice, I use it to describe curae mind set of those brave enough to be unique, live their lives and embrace their mistakes even when knowingly making them.

To the half-title is a most personal painted caricature of author Hunter S. Book comes as new in publisher’s issued cloth slipcase which in turn is housed in Taschen issued protective cardboard box featuring Lono graphics label stating AP This is a Hunter S. Refresh and try again. That edition, too, became a collectible. Published October 1st by Taschen first published The story frequently breaks away to excerpts from The Last Voyage of Captain James Cookwhich tells the story of the man the native Hawaiians thought was the reincarnation of Lono and was eventually killed by them when he overstayed his welcome on the island of Hawaii.

Why the book has been treated as a specialty item is a mystery to me, because, at least in terms of laughs per square column inch, it possibly beats even Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

I listened to this on audiobook and so probably didn’t catch everything. Aug 28, Downward rated it liked it. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. On the flight over, he meets a man named Ackerman, who seems to have connections to the thomposn trade in Hawaii. The funny thing is, once you’ve read some Hunter, his mode of thinking becomes yours, or maybe that only happens with people who share some kindred spirit with him, with his skewed outlook; I was already inclined toward that bent.


For some reason, it was only given a small print run in after which its rarity ensured its cult status and high prices for thompeon copies. Oct 20, Mirko Bozic rated it it was amazing. Nicely wedged in Hawaiian allusions. thoompson

Getting the book though is another matter. The Art, by Ralph Steadman. And so begins a manifold tale of America in the ’80s-a tale of a Huntter vacation gone horribly, horribly wrong-a tale of high stakes sports fishing-and the tale of a man finding his inner godliness on the westernmost edge of America. Interspersed is some period writing of the voyage of Captain Cook and one from Mark Twain. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Small quarto; glossy illustrated wrappers, pp; illus.

It’s small wonder German art-book publishers Taschen chose to reprint it in coffee-table format.

Curse of Lono

To ask other readers questions about The Curse of Lonoplease sign up. But he hasn’t–just an occasionally amusing Haole and generally insufferable wise-ass. I swear, that bunter has made me paranoid! True to his image, he once said, “”I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me. A trade-size paperback original.

This is possibly the funniest fishing story ever written. First printing of this edition ISBN: Not much more needs be said or written about it. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject.


The Curse Of Lono

May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Lono, he admits he’d been turning down writing assignments for years when he took one to cover the Honolulu Marathon for a x mag called ‘Running. In Novemberit was announced that Steve Pink has signed on to direct the film adaptation from a script by JD Rosen.

From his glorious debut book Hell’s Angels: An interesting work by Thompson and Steadman, who have collaborated on several books. Illustrations by Ralph Steadman. Photographs by Hunter Tohmpson. Oct 29, Eric Lemons rated it liked it.

The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson

That’s almost certainly always going to be the incident I refer to any time I read his books. Richly illustrated throughout by Ralph Steadman. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Folio 39 x 30cmpp. If only Hunter S.

If I had to give a ranking right now to the HST novels or at least non-loosely-organized-essay-collections that I’ve read, it would be: Then I read the blurb in which a review had called it hilarious. Originally published inCurse features all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral artwork for which the Hunter S. Still, it’s pretty funny, and Steadman’s drawings are wonderful, as usual. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.