KINDLE [The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific]


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  • The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
  • J. Maarten Troost
  • English
  • 12 December 2020
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    J. Maarten Troost è 2 Download Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è J. Maarten Troost Summary The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific This book is like a sandwich The first piece of dry bread is Troost smirkingly telling us that he is just too good clever and uniue to have to actually work and pay bills like the rest of us In the final dry chapter he tells us just how superior he feels to the idiots who over pay and over respect him for his new

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    KINDLE [The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific] ”There is no place on Earth where color has been rendered with such intense depth from the first light of dawn illuminating a green coconut frond to the last ray of sunset when the sky is reddened to biblical proportions And the bluehave you seen just how blue blue can get in the euatorial Pacific? In compar

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    Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è J. Maarten Troost J. Maarten Troost è 2 Download Summary The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific Having lived in the exact same euatorial Pacific nation at the exact same time as the author I feel an unprecedented connection to this book I loved it and was a little bit bothered by it at the same time Mostly I cracked up laughing the whole time as if it was a book of inside jokes between the author and me as he described the exact thing

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    Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è J. Maarten Troost KINDLE [The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific] J. Maarten Troost è 2 Download That right there my friends is a dangerous title Why? Because it's misleading Let me explainGo to Youtube find a

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    KINDLE [The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific] Burdened with student loans and crushing credit card debt the author decides to run away from responsibility escape with his ladylove to Tarawa a tiny South Pacific island in the Republic of Kiribati Troost's visions of a lush tropical paradise are soon swallowed by the harsh reality of beaches studded with feces human and a diet consisting of boiled occasionally toxic fish And beer Thank God for the beerTo picture Kiribati imagine that

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    KINDLE [The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific] Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è J. Maarten Troost J. Maarten Troost è 2 Download First of all this is a very misleading title There were no sexytimes or people eatingIf you ask people what they enjoy doing what they love what's necessary many will list travel But what does that mean? Flying somewhere with an itinerary to spend a few nights in a 5 star hotel with continental breakfast? Living out of a backpack and wearing through your shoes? It's such a blobby answer travelThere was a brief period

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    Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è J. Maarten Troost J. Maarten Troost è 2 Download KINDLE [The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific] To MrTroostI learned that you are a liar and a disgraceful man and my opinion about you lay on the beaches of Tarawa You wrote about my culture my people and my island I dearly love so you can be famous and rich The title is a scheme and a trick to get people's attention so they can buy your book The book was given to me because I

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    KINDLE [The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific] J. Maarten Troost è 2 Download Summary The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific I think it is important to separate the subject matter of a book from the book itself Kiribati? Fascinating The Sex Lives of Cannibals Adrift in the Euatorial Pacific? Not good The research was interesting The factoids were interesting But the author comes across as a complete tool I would have been far interested in hearing about his girlfriend's experience in the Republic of Kiribati since she was actually working wi

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    Summary The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è J. Maarten Troost J. Maarten Troost è 2 Download I have mixed feelings about The Sex Lives of Cannibals because I alternated between many opinions about this text as I was reading it It had been on my too read list for years and now having read it I am not sure it deserved its spotThe first 50 pages or so of this book are irritating beyond belief because the author J Maarten Troost has a pedantic and pseudo intellectual vibe going that comes across as the writer bei

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    Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è J. Maarten Troost KINDLE [The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific] J. Maarten Troost è 2 Download False Advertisement Defined loosely as misrepresenting a product in such a fashion as to entice the buyer to make a purchase sight unseen Alternatively this work stands in nicelyJ Marten Troost goes out to the middle of No Where and there he finds something so trope that he absolutely must write a novel about it But first

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The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific

J. Maarten Troost è 2 Download Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è J. Maarten Troost The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Euatorial Pacific Characters ´ 2 Rratic electricity and a paucity of food options including the Great Beer Crisis; and contending with a bizarre cast of local characters including “Half Dead Fred” and the self proclaimed Poet Laureate of Tarawa a British drunkard who’s never written a poem in his lifeWith The Sex Lives of Cannibals Maarten Troost has delivered one of the most original rip roaringly funny travelogues in years one that will leave you thankful for staples of American civilization such as coffee regular showers and tabloid news and that will provide the ultimate vicarious adventur. I have mixed feelings about The Sex Lives of Cannibals because I alternated between many opinions about this text as I was reading it It had been on my too read list for years and now having read it I am not sure it deserved its spotThe first 50 pages or so of this book are irritating beyond belief because the author J Maarten Troost has a pedantic and pseudo intellectual vibe going that comes across as the writer being smarmy and cute It does not endear him to his reader and that is a problem However by chapter seven I was use to his voice and got over my distasteThe Sex Lives of Cannibals is heavily labeled as a humorous book and it is funny More of a smirk and occasional chuckle funny than laugh out loud funny but Mr Troost is witty and he employs his wit and sarcasm to nice effect in this travelogueI think some of the reviews have been unfair of Troost when they say he is unlikable Indeed he is at times especially in the last 25 pages of the book but his being likable is not a necessary condition for a good read Some readers have also complained that it was not as anthropological as they had hoped Mr Troost is not Tony Horwitz and other writers of that ilk and to expect him to be is unfairI enjoyed this book while reading it with the exception of the above ualms but I finished it about four days ago and I am having trouble remembering specifics about the text I guess that says a lot I will also note that Mr Troost s two other books of travel will not jump onto my reading list I may read them on a beach somewhere sometime but there is no urgency to devour of his work

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J. Maarten Troost è 2 Download Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è J. Maarten Troost The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Euatorial Pacific Characters ´ 2 The laugh out loud true story of a harrowing and hilarious two year odyssey in the distant South Pacific island nation of Kiribati possibly The Worst Place on EarthAt the age of twenty six Maarten Troost who had been pushing the snooze button on the alarm clock of life by racking up useless graduate degrees and muddling through a series of temp jobs decided to pack up his flip flops and move to Tarawa a remote South Pacific island in the Republic of Kiribati He was restless and lacked direction and the idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth w. There is no place on Earth where color has been rendered with such intense depth from the first light of dawn illuminating a green coconut frond to the last ray of sunset when the sky is reddened to biblical proportions And the bluehave you seen just how blue blue can get in the euatorial Pacific In comparison Picasso s blue period seems decidedly ash gray That look on Angel Fernandez de Soto for some reason reminds me of MaartenWhen Maarten Troost s girlfriend Sylvia comes home and asks him if he wants to move to a remote Pacific island it took him about three seconds to take stock of his life and realize this was the best offer he d ever had They pack mostly the wrong things and before you can say Robinson Crusoe find themselves on the island of Tarawa in the Republic of Kiribati Now there are few issues you may have with Troost First this title though catchy and even giggle worthy has nothing to do with the book We do not meet cannibals in this book nor do we learn about cannibals in this book and even disappointing we don t get an insiders look at the sex lives of such beastly people So those of you hopefully there are not many who are looking for some information on a lifestyle revolving around the consumption of LONG PIG this is not the book for you Although I m sure Troost his editor and his publisher may have had a few belly laughs over this bit of tongue in cheek fraud Second for me this concept would have been a bit impressive if Troost is escaping the rigorous of a working life If he had been slogging away at some dead end corporate job like many of the rest of us and had chucked it all for the back to nature finding himself adventure He is than a little smug about his life pushing the snooze button on the alarm clock of life which is code to me for I m living off someone else My stiff neck over this issue dissolved as I found myself chuckling freuently maybe somewhat maliciously so over his hapless adventuresThird towards the end of the book Maarten is hired as a consultant for the World Bank He is ludicrously overpaid and spends many pages talking about how idiotic these people were for hiring him I couldn t disagree with him I could feel that stiff neck coming back He bragged about the elevated lifestyle that he and his now wife Sylvia were enjoying while thumbing his nose at his employers for giving it to him It sounded to me like he could have helped a lot of people in need if he had taken the job seriously and maybe he did and this is all just him building up this persona of himself as a ne er do well Maybe I just need my neck rubbed by a lovely polynesian womanTroost can wax nostalgic about all the blues and the greens but there are also absolutely disgusting eyesores in paradise They take a walk on the small atoll of Majuro which is North of the island of Tarawa There is a filthy fringe of beach that recedes into soppy mud before disappearing into a lifeless lagoon On the ocean side of the atoll there is a gray and barren reef shelf stained with what from a distance look like large whitish brownish polyps that on closer inspection turn out to be used diapers resting there under the high sun while awaiting an outgoing tide EeuuwhOnce Maarten and Sylvia settle into Tarawa there are some fundamental problems that generally people living in civilization don t have to deal with on a daily basis The island has been in a drought and it isn t long before they run out of water Their main diet is fish and given the nature of fish to decompose even uicker in this climate food has to be procured every day So Maarten instead of lazing around in a hammock all day long finds himself pedaling his bike furiously about the island trying to keep the two of them in food and water I rather enjoyed reading about Maarten having to pull his own weight in this regard Fish is supplemented every so often by a ship from Australia offloading all the dented cans and conceptually unappealing food that the population of Australia refused to eat ShiverIt doesn t take long before those dented cans start to look like gourmet food to Maarten They have Peeping Tom issues some of whom carry rather wicked looking machetes The lovely and of course exotically caucasian visage of Sylvia was of endless fascination to the Kiribati male population They were uite content to sit outside her window and watch her read Flattering I m sure for about thirty seconds and then progressively creepier as the minutes tick by The biggest problem that Maarten faced was one that followed him everywherethe ceaseless sweating I could either melt into an oozing puddle drop by drop a slow torturous death for certain or I could ease my suffering with a swim in the world s largest backyard pool thereby risking life and limb to the schools of sharks that were and I sensed this strongly circling at reef s edge awaiting a meal featuring the other other white meat Is it wrong to root for the sharks Little does Maarten know there are LARGER TREACHEROUS things in the water And then I saw what confronted me It rested directly between myself and shore It was massive I had never seen anything like it I sensed its power I became very very frightenedIt was an enormous brown bottomThe possessor a giant of a man was suatting in the shadows holding on to a ledge of coral rock He emitted He emitted some He was like a stricken oil tanker oozing brown sludge When he was done he wiped himself with sticks Not leaves Sticks Small branches Twigs And then they were coming my way Riding the ebbing tide the sticks homed in on me I became the North Star for shit encrusted sticks Whichever way I moved and I was moving very uickly these sticks seemed to follow They were closing in I began to curse In Dutch This only happens when something primal is stirred PodverdommeHis curse word makes sense to me if you replace the P with a G but I m not a Dutch speaker Okay so I laughed again the whole time I was typing this uote into this review maybe because I feel our hero Maarten could use some crap thrown his way Troost does give us some background on how the 19th century slave trade impacted the Kiribati The men were first considered most valuable to work on plantations all over the Pacific but soon the beautiful young women were sought after even than the men for purposes that does not reuire much imagination to figure out After laws were passed and were beginning to be enforced the same type of men as the slavers came around inducing men and women to leave the islands for very low pay This period of time is called the Pacific Labor Trade Over 70% of the people living on these islands left for what they hoped was a better Most never returned and not because they found wealth and comfort working for white men We meet a cast of colorful characters of which my favorite was Half Dead Fred After living on the island of the Long Knives for nineteen years past the day his visa expired the government inexplicably decides that it is time to enforce his removal from their country He had numerous wives and a profitable business The prospect of being dropped back into the middle of American culture is frankly terrifying to him Half Dead Fred had earned his moniker He was so wasted in appearance that in comparison a cadaver would seem plump and rosy cheeked Tall and gangly with a long salt and pepper beard Half Dead Fred looked much as I imagined Robinson Crusoe would look had Robinson Crusoe been marooned for a few years longer He wore a pair of shorts that anywhere else would have long been discarded or put to use as rags Okay so admittedly I had issues with Troost The only reason he bobbed back up on my radar is because he recently released a travel book which has something to do with Robert Louis Stevenson So far the reviews of Headhunters on My Doorstep A True Treasure Island Ghost Story are not encouraging Again the title seems to have little to do with the subject matter of the book His writing style is engaging and as I mentioned earlier he did make me chuckle than once This is a star book with a bump to for entertainment value

Summary The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific

J. Maarten Troost è 2 Download Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è J. Maarten Troost The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Euatorial Pacific Characters ´ 2 As irresistibly romantic He should have known better The Sex Lives of Cannibals tells the hilarious story of what happens when Troost discovers that Tarawa is not the island paradise he dreamed of Falling into one amusing misadventure after another Troost struggles through relentless stifling heat a variety of deadly bacteria polluted seas toxic fish all in a country where the only music to be heard for miles around is “La Macarena” He and his stalwart girlfriend Sylvia spend the next two years battling incompetent government officials alarmingly large critters e. That right there my friends is a dangerous title Why Because it s misleading Let me explainGo to Youtube find a video with a hyperbolic title one that promises the BEST MOST EXCITING FUNNIEST of whatever the content is watch it and if it doesn t live up to the billing see what the viewers say about it in the comment section and check out the ratio of likes and dislikes A few samplings of that will clearly and uickly display why a misleading title is a bad ideaSure a title like The Sex Lives of Cannibals Adrift in the Euatorial Pacific has the eye catch ability to sell copies but it will disappoint when the reader discovers there s no sex and no cannibals Hell the author isn t even adrift He s on a bloody island J Maarten Troost may be a lying sack of shit but he s also a funny guy And a good sense of humor is necessary when you find yourself put in a situation and place that does not meet your expectationsor anyone s expectations for that matter Nothing earth shattering happens in this light travel journal which is another reason a writer with humor is important It s something to keep the readers eyes moving forward and that s important because the book can be a bit of an eye opener for those of us completely unfamiliar with life in the Pacific Islands of today with its inhabitants love of Spam and horrible pop musicwell actually a single horrible pop songand who d want to miss that I kid I kid My insults and outrage are in and of themselves hyperbolic THUMBS DOWN