Monday, November 14, 2011

The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by Maarten Troost

This actually has nothing to do with the sex lives of cannibals, unless you count the chapter about dogs. It's an arresting title, though, isn't it? It's also very funny and entertaining, all about the author's adventures living on a pretty desolate island in Kiribati. Always irreverent, sometimes downright vulgar, it was a fun way to learn about Kiribati (which, by the way, is pronounced "Kiribas"--I don't know why). There's some history and background and lots of hilarious stories about learning to live in a place that's really different from America. I liked it.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love the book. I have read it several times. I am from Kiribati but has lived in Sydney, Australia for more than 20 years. It is an accurate account and it is nice that it is written with great sense of humour and that is what I like about it.

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