Item description for The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson & Ralph Steadman...
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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 11.5" Height: 15.5" Weight: 5.2 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
ISBN 3822848972 ISBN13 9783822848975
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Hunter S. Thompson lived in Aspen, in the state of Colorado. Hunter S. Thompson was born in 1937 and died in 2005.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Curse of Lono?
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!