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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Thompson’s chronicle of Hawaii, with the striking and unmistakable full colour illustrations by Ralph Steadman. Oct 08, Amir rated it did not like it.

Jan 02, Heather rated it liked it Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: I read one of his books a while back and thought it was good – I liked it, but that was all. Jul 29, Duchess rated it it was amazing.

Sep 24, Nog rated it it was amazing. As I read this beautifully written book I noted how much of himself he accepted, he was not afraid to share everything. The whole thing is about loono trip to Hawaii to cover the Honolulu Marathon that goes awry a la la Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and degenerates into a mescaline-fueled marlin hunt with a smattering of interesting pre-American Hawaiian history.

Curse of Lono

This is the alternate Hawaiian universe, a Dantesque version of a paradise as hell on earth. And I thought about GoodReads. Finally, after ignoring the Marathon “Why do those buggers run?


Needless to say, he goes into hiding with the help of a weed-smoking park ranger. I’m also a native of Louisville, like Thompson, and that’s an exclusive club thmpson shared weirdness. About Hunter S Thompson The illustrator: Coupled with Steadman’s delicious gonzo art, the writing and story really comes alive.

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From superstitious ‘natives’ to an ocean devoid of fish hujter a paradise beset by storms, this book has everything, with the exception of adequate coverage of the Honolulu marathon. It’s small wonder German art-book publishers Taschen chose to reprint it in coffee-table format.

The Curse of Lono

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. On top of all this, Thompson is pondering the island legend of Lono, the God who the locals once dubbed Captain Cook before cultural misunderstandings led to his violent death. Those who are Hunter S. So basically if you want to read it, you’re screwed, unless of course you know somebody that has a DRM free digital copy. Hence you’re reading this! The most elaborate, hilarious, and engrossing “big fish” tale ever committed to print.

On the flight over, he meets a man named Ackerman, who seems to have connections to the drug trade in Hawaii. Interspersed is some period writing of the voyage of Captain Cook and one from Mark Twain.

He runs on a manic energy and his words hum in a way that is entirely his own, but the “plot” as it were mostly subsists on this energy, absent of most functional narrative thread.


A Thompson classic, in a beautiful collector’s edition. Small piece of back wrapper and last page missing, but does not affect any illustrations or text. I was feeling the need for something less traditional – a little darker.

The description is pure Thompson Not to be confused with the copies of the regular signed ltd edition. Thompson on Film Gonzo: Clean and white, Very attractive copy. I couldn’t put the book down. To ask other readers questions about The Curse of Lonoplease sign up. This is the hardcover reissue of the Paperback Original of this Thompson classic of Gonzo journalism hunteer in Hawaii.

THE CURSE OF LONO by Hunter S. Thompson , Ralph Steadman | Kirkus Reviews

There were a f I listened to this on audiobook and so probably didn’t catch everything. What makes Biblio different? This book is oversized and very heavy approx. He committed suicide in There were a few subplots that never really conclude or develop very far, but the fact that it is mostly based on th events could have prevented that. One slight crease in top of front cover.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is the Hunter Thompson book you’ve never heard of, but really want to read. Jul 19, Jay rated it it was amazing.