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characters ´ The Sex Lives of Cannibals Adrift in the Euatorial Pacific ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ ❰Ebook❯ ➩ The Sex Lives of Cannibals Adrift in the Euatorial Pacific Author J. Maarten Troost – At age twenty six Maarten TrMacarena He and his girlfriend Sylvia contend with incompetent officials alarmingly large critters a paucity of food options including the Great Beer Crisis and bizarre local characters including Half Dead Fred and the so called Poet Laureate of Tarawa a British drunkard who's never written a poem in his lif. 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 refused to buy it I was on the island in 1997 and I didn't remember the LaMacarena and the beer crisis You got a sick mind Temawa rest her soulwas my best friend and cousin and Faroug deported to Africa at FSP and what you said about them were not trueYou make me sick I agree that you are not good with namestwo years wait before you wrote this book is a long time for your brain but disagreed that you tried to protect the people's identity You should be sued You are cruel and insensitive to get a laugh out of an innocent culture so you can be useful and most of all get rich so you can supplement your pathetic past I hope that is not the case but Mr Troost YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF For those who are contributing to troost'S pocket beware your beloved home land could be next or maybe its too late since he's already written several books

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Lives of Kindle #207 At age twenty six Maarten Troost decided to pack up his flip flops and The Sex Epubmove to a remote South Pacific island The idea of dropping everything and moving to Sex Lives of PDFEPUB #190 the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic He should have known better This book Sex Lives. ”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 ½ for entertainment value

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The Sex Lives of Cannibals Adrift in the Euatorial PacificOf Cannibals Adrift PDF 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. 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 where I had cable and in that brief period I watched maybe 2 episodes of Daria One was about some advertising woman who tried to be a teenager and have a finger on the pulse of that crowd She dressed in age inappropriate clothing and most of all used slang that meant nothing Daria's dad would go pop eyed with rage at the inanity of her speech Jiggy What does it meanIn the movie Miss Congeniality there's a very funny seuence about how to answer the judges when they ask you what you want most or would give anything for Our heroine undercover agent Sandra Bullock is coached to say world peace and there's a montage of other contestants saying world peace She answers honestly something about 'harsher punishment for parole violations' but at the unhappy expressions on the judges' faces tacked on the standard and world peaceJiggy and world peace overused to the point of meaninglessness like travel Well What does that meanI sat next to a Dutchman on a short flight this summer and we talked about career family and pastimes His father had recently passed away and when he spoke about regrets the things forever unsaid he leaned forward in the too small space hands open as if pleading voice very animated with inflections and volume changes eye contact that allowed me to note his were very blue When he spoke of travel he got the same way But when he spoke of travel as important as it was to him he couldn't explain very well what he meant He did that thing where people start a sentence then trail off expecting you to fill in the significant blanks with an ahhh of agreementWhy does travel make people incoherent and blank I think one of the best reasons is that going places is an important part of understanding the size of the world how big and at the same time small it can be and that people are people the world over It's like how my dad will rage about Japan and the Japanese but when meeting one in person he'll be so friendly that my head spins If you're awake and aware it helps you be lessselfish Ugh I can't find the way to say what I want to say World peace manAnyway travel I guess everyone has a different conception of what it involves To bring it back to the book I doubt anyone can disagree that what this dude did was Travel What a terrific book Because he's a Dutchman I heard my blue eyed Dutchman's voice in my mind as I read this Delicious He and his girlfriend decide they want to go somewhere anywhere She gets a position in a tiny Pacific island and he tags along I've seen some reviews where people think he's a slacker who took advantage in order to do nothing but I don't think it's any different from all the wives who followed their husbands around like with the military or other business that transplant their managers What does it matter that she worked and he kept houseplayedtried to write a book If they were fine with it cool It's the new millenium and sometimes the women are the breadwinnersThey live there for a couple years Capital T travel No television barely any radio he has to experiment to find out the 10 minutes where he'll get BBC clearly enough to hear only old magazines and whatever new visitors bring along Holy cow it sounds simultaneously awful and wonderfully immersive They have critters different foods lots of gastrointestinal distress crap everywhere cultural stereotypes and expectations upended It's TravelHe writes of his experiences and impressions It's entertaining and informative There's whining and yet it doesn't grate I learned some history And very funny the dry European kind Highly recommend this book