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Getting Stoned with Savages

A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu

By J. Maarten Troost

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Format: Paperback, 239 pages
Published In: United States, 01 June 2006
With The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Maarten Troost established himself as one of the most engaging and original travel writers around. Getting Stoned with Savages again reveals his wry wit and infectious joy of discovery in a side-splittingly funny account of life in the farthest reaches of the world. After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, battling feral dogs, machete-wielding neighbors, and a lack of beer on a daily basis, Maarten Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific. But as time went on, he realized he felt remarkably out of place among the trappings of twenty-first-century America. When he found himself holding down a job--one that might possibly lead to a career--he knew it was time for him and his wife, Sylvia, to repack their bags and set off for parts unknown.Getting Stoned with Savages tells the hilarious story of Troost's time on Vanuatu--a rugged cluster of islands where the natives gorge themselves on kava and are still known to "eat the man." Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes and soon finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders. When Sylvia gets pregnant, they decamp for slightly-more-civilized Fiji, a fallen paradise where the local chiefs can be found watching rugby in the house next door. And as they contend with new parenthood in a country rife with prostitutes and government coups, their son begins to take quite naturally to island living--in complete contrast to his dad.

About the Author

J. MAARTEN TROOST recently returned from his years in Vanuatu and Fiji. He, his wife, and their two children live in Sacramento, California.

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Praise for The Sex Lives of Cannibals "A comic masterwork of travel writing." --Publishers Weekly "Troost has a command of place and narrative that puts his debut in the company of some of today's best travel writers." --Elle"A delightful, self-deprecating, extremely sly account of life in a place so wretched it gives new, terrible meaning to getting away from it all." --National Geographic Adventure Praise for "The Sex Lives of Cannibals" A comic masterwork of travel writing. "Publishers Weekly" Troost has a command of place and narrative that puts his debut in the company of some of today s best travel writers. "Elle" A delightful, self-deprecating, extremely sly account of life in a place so wretched it gives new, terrible meaning to getting away from it all. "National Geographic Adventure"" Praise for "The Sex Lives of Cannibals" "A comic masterwork of travel writing." --"Publishers Weekly" "Troost has a command of place and narrative that puts his debut in the company of some of today's best travel writers." --"Elle""A delightful, self-deprecating, extremely sly account of life in a place so wretched it gives new, terrible meaning to getting away from it all." --"National Geographic Adventure" Praise for "The Sex Lives of Cannibals" "A comic masterwork of travel writing." --"Publishers Weekly""Troost has a command of place and narrative that puts his debut in the company of some of today's best travel writers." --"Elle""A delightful, self-deprecating, extremely sly account of life in a place so wretched it gives new, terrible meaning to getting away from it all." --"National Geographic Adventure" Praise for "The Sex Lives of Cannibals": " A comic masterwork of travel writing." -- "Publishers Weekly" " Troost has a command of place and narrative that puts his debut in the company of some of today's best travel writers." -- "Elle"" A delightful, self-deprecating, extremely sly account of life in a place so wretched it gives new, terrible meaning to getting away from it all." -- "National Geographic Adventure" Praise for "The Sex Lives of Cannibals": "A comic masterwork of travel writing." --"Publishers Weekly" "Troost has a command of place and narrative that puts his debut in the company of some of today's best travel writers." --"Elle""A delightful, self-deprecating, extremely sly account of life in a place so wretched it gives new, terrible meaning to getting away from it all." --"National Geographic Adventure" Praise for "The Sex Lives of Cannibals: "A comic masterwork of travel writing." --"Publishers Weekly "Troost has a command of place and narrative that puts his debut in the company of some of today's best travel writers." --"Elle "A delightful, self-deprecating, extremely sly account of life in a place so wretched it gives new, terrible meaning to getting away from it all." --"National Geographic Adventure

EAN: 9780767921992
ISBN: 0767921992
Publisher: Broadway Books
Dimensions: 20.07 x 13.97 x 1.52 centimetres (0.29 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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I only brought this book because I liked the look of the cover! I'm glad I got it because it was a funny read, It makes me want to go travelling to some remote island just to see if anything crazy would happen to me! I would recommend it to anyone who likes a laugh and travelling.
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Like J Maarten Troost's first book, "The Sex Lives of Cannibals," this is a very entertaining book, written in the author's humorous style. It tells of his experiences of life on the Pacific islands of Vanuatu and Fiji, where he lived with his wife for two years. Their first child was born on Fiji during this time.

The highlights of the book were his account of getting stoned on kava, the drug of preference in Vanuatu; his experiences with the poisonous three-foot long centipedes on Vanuatu; and the seedy side of Fiji.

I learned a lot about these two islands from reading the book and laughed out loud at many of the incidents recounted. The ending of the book was unexpected, although comprehensible.

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