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The Curse of Lono [Hardcover]

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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" of a news event that ends up being a wild ride to the dark side of Americana. Originally published in 1983, Curse features all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral artwork for which the Hunter S. Thompson/Ralph Steadman duo became known and loved. This curious book, considered an oddity among Hunter's oeuvre, was long out of print, prompting collectors to search high and low for an original copy. TASCHEN's signed, limited edition sold out before the book even hit the stores, but this unlimited version, in a different, smaller format, makes The Curse of Lono accessible to everyone.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.5" Width: 11.5" Height: 15.5"
Weight:   5.2 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2005
Publisher   Taschen
ISBN  3822848972  
ISBN13  9783822848975  

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More About Hunter S. Thompson & Ralph Steadman

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Hunter S. Thompson's books include Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone, Fear and Loathing in America, Screwjack, Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Proud Highway, Better Than Sex, and Kingdom of Fear. He was contributor to various national and international publications, including a weekly sports column for He died in February 2005.

Hunter S. Thompson lived in Aspen, in the state of Colorado. Hunter S. Thompson was born in 1937 and died in 2005.

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Artists, A-Z > General
3Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Pop Culture
4Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Professionals & Academics > Journalists
5Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > State & Local - By State > Hawaii
6Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Popular Culture
7Books > Subjects > Reference > Writing > Travel Writing

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adfasfdsaf  Feb 26, 2008
The last great Thompson work that I have read which I hadn't bought because it's a bit expensive, but worth it in my opinion.

Fear and Loathing, the Rum Diaries and Curse of lono... no more good Thompson to read.
the coattails of one Hunter S. Thompson  Feb 25, 2008
excellent book. i was completely new to his writing beefore reading this gem. crazy bleep* guy! his work seems to be more of a writers' journaling than serious novel-stuff. a travel-blog; if you will.. i haven't gotten into many of his other works yet plan to, eventually. even a holy-roller could come out freshpresssed and standing tall after one of his tales. good stuff, though. very good stuff. if you were one of those, 'say no to drugs' individuals then a lot of this might come off as tumultuous and confusing and weird and odd and, basically, not ur cup of tea.. take care and rest that crazy mans' soul. cheers.
Very large!   Jan 20, 2008
WHile I was aware that this book was illustrated, I was not aware of the fact that it is huge! I thought it would be an illustrated, regular novel-size book. Instead it's about A3 size, and very heavy.. The pictures are great and all but if I had been aware of the size of this book I probably wouldn't have purchased it.
A Hunter Classic  Dec 31, 2007
The Curse of Lono is classic Hunter S. Thompson. Steadman's illustrations bring the twisted story to life in this beautiful coffee table book. A must have for any diehard fan of Gonzo!
An unknown classic  Oct 27, 2007
This books is probably the least well-known of HST's books. But it was a very pleasant surprise upon reading it. It is classic Thompson, self-destructive, paranoid, and hilarious. If you take his word for it, you might never visit Hawaii yourself!

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