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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One of those which aren’t meant for shelves but for display.

The Curse Of Lono

The book is now available as a smaller hardcover edition. Like all “Gonzo” Thompson, it makes you wonder about the particular events that actually occurred in Hawaii to form the basis of this book. Retrieved from hnuter https: Published October 1st by Taschen first published There was a problem adding your email address.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. The book’s descriptions of sport fishing are great and the attendant tales imaginative. Open Preview See a Problem?

With numerous fantastical colour illustrations by Steadman, many double-paged.

The last great work of Gonzo. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. The art is great, the writing is fantastic. Thompson delivered, as always, this time with a sordid journey through the Hawaiian islands.

This book is oversized and very heavy approx. Thompson attempting a return to classic form. Log-in or create an account first! Internally tight and clean. Jul 29, Thomas Fugett rated it really liked it. Luckily, though, he’s very good at this and the story, though derivative, has its own grotesque charms as well as the always impish off-kilter humor that I love so much in Thompson’s work, and as it proceeded, the book won me over.


Production is to begin sometime in It’s rather swish of me, but I have the huge and lavish Taschen edition of this wonderful book – probably one of Thompson’s most underrated pieces of work. I listened to this on audiobook and so probably didn’t catch everything. Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 also amazing 3.

Better than I remembered it having read it back in But my parents were kind enough to splurge on it for my birthday back on July 11th, Hunter eventually catches a huge Marlinwhich he beats to death with a Samoan war club. It’s mostly about how crappy Hawaii is.

Return to Book Page. About Hunter S Thompson The illustrator: Thompson is a figure of the Platonic Ideal of an American. Too many threads are left dangling Whatever happened to Ackerman and the pot? The story frequently thompsoj 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. It’s only produced now by Taschen, the art book company, as a big 60 dollar coffee table book.

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The last chapters in the book take an epistolary form, in letters to Ralph Steadman, and conclude with a breathlessly beautiful sentence of Thompson describing a companion’s swim in the sea. This is the kind of story that could make for a compelling movie, but as a book in the manner it’s told the story fails to stay interesting. Lists with This Book. The Curse of Lono Hunter S.


Leave it to Thompson to find that underbelly. Thompson’s raucous tale of covering the Honolulu Marathon for Running magazine. The pictures are beautiful, and the size of the book really allows them to come to life.

A Thompson classic, in a beautiful kono edition. Why do they punish themselves. That edition, too, became a collectible. The book’s “plot,” in a nutshell, has Hunter and a drug-dealing acquaintance flying to Hawaii thonpson cover the marathon, meeting there the writer’s always reluctant artistic collaborator Steadman and his family.

It also makes me want to see Steadman’s work in more books. This page was last edited on 18 Juneat Love it or hate it.

The Curse of Lono

First Edition, First Printing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this thing is bloody ginormous. The Life and Work of Dr. The most elaborate, hilarious, and engrossing “big fish” tale ever committed to print.

You never know might happen, or what you might discover, in a life of wandering across boundaries; maybe your own will get broader. I think this is my fave HST book.