The Curse of Lono

The Curse of Lono

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by Hunter S. Thompson
     
 

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Hunter S. Thompson's most eccentric book in a new, limited edition

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

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Hunter S. Thompson's most eccentric book in a new, limited edition

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, has been long out of print, prompting collectors to search high and low for an original copy.

The author: Self-declared "gonzo" journalist, Hunter S. Thompson (1939-2005) penned nearly a dozen books, including Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Proud Highway, Generation of Swine, Songs for the Doomed, and The Great Shark Hunt. He was also contributor to various national and international publications, including a weekly sports column for ESPN.com. His acerbic, over-the-top style had a profound impact on journalism and influenced a generation of writers.

The illustrator: Ralph Steadman is best known for his collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson. He is also a printmaker (his prints include a series of etchings on writers from William Shakespeare to William Burroughs). His own books include the lives of Sigmund Freud and Leonardo da Vinci and The Big I Am, the story of God.

The editor: Steve Crist is the photography editor for TASCHEN, where he recently produced Marilyn by Andre de Dienes, Steve McQueen by William Claxton, and The Polaroid Book. He is currently working with Hugh Hefner on Hugh Hefner's Playboy, on William Claxton's forthcoming jazz opus Jazzlife, and a book of photographs created by Hunter S. Thompson. A California native, Steve is based at the TASCHEN America offices in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553013870
Publisher:
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/1983
Pages:
158

Meet the Author

Legendary author Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) developed a style of writing about American life and politics that was so acerbic and over-the-top, it earned its own nickname: “gonzo journalism.” His magazine articles and books—of which he penned nearly a dozen, including Hell’s Angels, The Rum Diary, Songs of the Doomed, The Great Shark Hunt, and the monumental Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas—influenced a generation of writers and established his voice as an essential part of America’s socio-political fabric. Portrayed on the silver screen by Bill Murray (Where the Buffalo Roam, 1980) and Johnny Depp (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1998), Thompson was a wild character whose persona was inseparable from his often semi-autobiographical writing. 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.”

Ralph Steadman is best known for his collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson. He is also a printmaker (his prints include a series of etchings on writers from William Shakespeare to William Burroughs). His own books include the lives of Sigmund Freud and Leonardo da Vinci and The Big I Am, the story of God.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 18, 1937
Date of Death:
February 20, 2005
Place of Birth:
Louisville, Kentucky
Place of Death:
Woody Creek, Colorado
Education:
U.S. Air Force, honorably discharged in 1957

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Curse of Lono 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of Dr. Thompson this book is a must. While it is not as good as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, then again very few books are, it is well worth the price.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago