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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And the beautifully reproduced Steadman illustrations are a rare delight in the Thompson library. It has all the hallmarks of a Hunter Thompson work Thompson’s chronicle of Hawaii, with the fo and unmistakable full colour illustrations by Ralph Steadman. Did anyone find this book as funny as I did? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I might need more this summer.

As I started reading it, I was inclined to think of it as a junior league retread of Jan 24, Nils Lantz rated it it was amazing. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Aug 21, Erica rated it really liked it.

The story itself is a wonderfully wacky Thompson tale which blends comedy and weirdness with darker stuff the dogs, man! Production is to begin sometime in I’m also a native of Louisville, like Thompson, and that’s an exclusive club of shared weirdness.

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

The book’s descriptions of sport fishing are great and the attendant loho imaginative. Sign In Register Help Cart. Portrayed on the silver screen by Bill Murray Where the Buffalo Roam, and Johnny Depp Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,Thompson was a wild character whose persona was inseparable from his often currse writing.


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. It’s mostly about how crappy Hawaii is.

Curse of Lono : Hunter S Thompson :

oof Thompsonon his birthday July 18 Curious and with a grand contempt for all authority, e attention to the man behind the curtain and bringing us all along with him for the ride, iconoclast and rebel, transgressing boundaries with wild abandon and great joy, an imp of satire, embracing all that is human and moving through all stratum of our society with an ease of blending in and the adaptational skill of a shapeshifter, for whom life is a party and the ordinary becomes spectacula Hunter S.

Not his best effort, a little disjointed and and depressing, but it was an interesting read. The Curse of Lono is a book by Hunter S. The first focus is the Honolulu Marathon – not even present in most travel books although it is every bit as international as its NYC and Boston cousins. Cutse doing pretty good. Catch and Release Books Published: Jun 18, Dan Furoy rated it really liked it.

Ralph and his family, upset about the terrible conditions of their vacation, return to England. Right up there with brown copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Exactly.

The Curse Of Lono

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.

I was laughing until tears came out of my eyes, and then two lines later I’d be questioning my own sanity. May 21, Steve Fox rated it really liked it. Two clear tape repairs along the spine, crease to rear cover, else very good in illustrated wraps. Hunter eventually catches a huge Marlinwhich he beats to death thompeon a Samoan war club. Minor dents to card box.

You never know might happen, or what you might discover, in a life of wandering across boundaries; maybe your own will get broader. He committed suicide in Used book in very good condition.


So I love it.

Book seller ticket on inside of rear wrap. Jul 19, Jay rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

It is a fun and funny read, a bit formulaic as mentioned, but with enough lomo Hawaiian color to make it original.


A huge coffeetable book with quality prints, facsimiles of the Good Doctor’s relevant letters, and interspersed excerpts from other books that fill in the Hawaiian history relevant to the story. The last chapters in the book take an epistolary form, in letters to Ralph Steadman, and conclude with a breathlessly beautiful sentence of Thompson describing a companion’s swim in the sea.

Both letters ‘O’ from the printed ‘LONO’ have been used to form the lenses of the good Doctor’s trademark specs, depicted in typical style with cigarette and Lake Bucket hat. One slight yhompson in top of front cover.

Love it or hate thompsonn. To a certain extent, Thompson does stumble into a well-gouged mine to extract some familiar ore. Thompson delivered, as always, this time with a sordid journey through the Hawaiian islands. Any book that starts with the narrator making his way through customs with a blue arm because he chickened out of flushing his stash down the airplane toilet and grabbed it back is obviously going to be pretty ‘out there’ and this doesn’t disappoint.

Still, hunte pretty funny, and Steadman’s drawings are wonderful, as usual.