The Curse of Lono
is to Hawaii what Fear and Loathing
was to Las Vegas: a journalist’s news event “coverage” that ends up an unclassifiable twist of fiction and reportage, myth and crazed surrealism
. Featuring all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral artwork
for which the Hunter S. Thompson/Ralph Steadman
duo became known and loved, the book is at once their exemplary and most eccentric output.
The original edition of The Curse of Lono
, published 1983, had long been out of print
when TASCHEN brought out a signed, limited re-edition almost a decade ago. The book sold out before it even hit the stores. Now available as a standard TASCHEN edition, this fresh smaller format makes the gonzo masterpiece accessible to everyone.