The Sex Lives Of Cannibals: Adrift In The Equatorial Pacific

Audio Book (CD) | August 1, 2007

byJ. Maarten Troost

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At age twenty-six, Maarten Troost decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to a remote South Pacific island. The idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. He should have known better. This book tells the hilarious story of what happens when he discovers that the island is not the paradise he dreamed of. Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles with stifling heat, deadly bacteria, and polluted seas in a country where the only music to be heard is “La Macarena.”

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At age twenty-six, Maarten Troost decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to a remote South Pacific island. The idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. He should have known better. This book tells the hilarious story of what happens when he discovers that the island is not the parad...

J. MAARTEN TROOST’s essays have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Washington Post, and the Prague Post. After two years in the Pacific, he was hired as a consultant by the World Bank. He spent several years in Fiji then relocated to the United States and now lives with his family in California. "

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Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.75 × 5.13 × 0.75 inPublished:August 1, 2007Publisher:Blackstone AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1433201755

ISBN - 13:9781433201752

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable read! Although it took me a few chapters to get used to the author's style of writing, I found this book enlightening, enjoyable, and fun! I appreciated the open way that he and his wife learned some wonderful life-lessons. I would recommend this book... it's a good read!
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun! Maarten Troost doesn't feel like he fits in his normal American job, so when his fiancee is asked to work at a non-profit at the end of the world, Troost follows. The country is Kiribati, located in the central Pacific Ocean, requiring many flights to get there. The island has history, as Japanese and American fought on the island during WWII. Tarawa is also an incredibly populated city, despite being in such a small area. Troost describes with humour his two year adventure on Kiribati, including run-ins with people pooping in the sea water he was swimming in, a dry spell with no beer, and how the locals only seem to listen to the Macarena. The book labels itself as laugh-out-loud funny but I didn't find it that funny. It was quite quirky though. I noticed that had the author's name not been on the front of the book there's no way I would have known what his name was because I don't think he mentions it at all throughout the book. Rather, Kiribati residents call him an I-Matang, which means a foreigner. I don't think I would actively seek out Troost's two other books but if I ever came across them I'd certainly read them.
Date published: 2012-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and FUNNY! I borrowed this book from my sister, after her daughter returned it to her with glowing compliments.! The title is a bit misleading, but I bet it sells books.... I really enjoyed this read...in fact I kept this book moving in my family , and loaned it to another relative. And, I just ordered another copy to give to my son to read as he travels across Canada with his girl. ( I also felt flush enough to order his next book, hoping it will be as enjoyable.) I laughed aloud, his (mis) adventures and quirky take on life on a tropical island and the characters he meets. Delightful! Read it! All ages of travellers will like it.!
Date published: 2006-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome Book I'm 20, studying International Development..and i couldn't put this book down. I read it all in one sitting..one of the best books i've ever read. I loved it. Can't wait for the sequal.. P.S. it's not really about sex at all...(we'll kinda)
Date published: 2005-12-20