A wild ride to the dark side of Americana. Hunter S. Thompson's and Ralph Steadman's most eccentric book "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, "The Curse of ...Read MoreA wild ride to the dark side of Americana. Hunter S. Thompson's and Ralph Steadman's most eccentric book "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, "The Curse of Lono" features all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral artwork for which the Hunter S. Thompson/Ralph Steadmanduo 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--this unlimited version, in a different, smaller format, makes "The Curse of Lono" accessible to everyone.Read Less
Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Ralph Steadman. Near Fine oversized hardcover in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Light shelf wear to the lower edge of the jacket, though overall a bright and attractive copy. Numerous color illustrations. 208 pp.
Fine/Fine. 3822848972 Folio Illustrated white boards and dustwrapper. In fresh mylar sleeve. A stunning collection of Steadman's art, with numerous double-page spreads. " Recommended for: HST fans, anyone up for a dark laugh. The refreshingly sardonic Dr. Thompson and his uncanny wit strike gold taking on the Honolulu Marathon, the Big Island, big game fishing, mahu's, and Captain Cook mid 80's style. He asks a fair question. Why do eight thousand people choose to torture themselves in a race that they have zero chance of winning? Is it the free t-shirt, the search for meaning or just a massive insanity conquest parallel to religion? Better than the "Rum Diary" this gem is accompanied by classic character dialogue that's truly vintage Hunter S. Thompson."-Joe checkette, Goodreads.
Classic Dr. Thompson. The story is great and it was every thing I always hope for in H.S.T. And Ralph Steadman only compliments Thompson and his writing to the best visual possible. Long live LONO!! And Hunter S. Thompson!! The Crazy Never Die.
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