Friday, March 30, 2012

The Sex Lives of Cannibals

Troost, J. Maarten. The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific. New York: Broadway Books, 2004. Print.

My Thoughts
Well, if the title was actually what the book was about, it might have been more interesting! This work is non-fiction (could everything he writes really be true?) about a man who is aimless in the world and decides the remedy for his situation is to live on a tropical island. Well...the island isn't quite the paradise Troost had in mind. He confronts the reality that "paradise" sometimes is full of people pooping in their own water and dogs that truly exemplify the survival of the fittest theory.

There were a few humorous parts that I found myself chuckling out loud. For example, the most popular song on the island is "La Macarena" which is played loudly all of the time. I could imagine the author's reactions as authentic. Chapters 14 & 18 were funny. They need to be read.

This book was one way to travel abroad while keeping the comforts & traditions of home.

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