Written by J. Maarten Troost and subtitled "Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific", this is one of the funnier books I have read lately. I'm talking laugh-out-loud funny. Broken into a number of chapters (with titles like "Chapter 4 -- In which the author finally sets foot on Distant Tarawa [the island where the author goes], where he is led by the Evil Kate, who seeks to Convince him that Tarawa is not what it seems and and, Conceding that it is indeed Very Hot on the Equator; he Bravely overcomes his fear of Sharks and encounters something Much Much Worse"), Troost tells of he and his girlfriend moving out to a distant speck of a Pacific island and all the cultural changes that he encounters (the much, much worse he finds is the direct sewage system while he's swimming. and let's leave it at that).
Troost's writing is dryly amusing. If you like British humour, you'll probably like this book. It's good for quite a few chuckles, some gaffaws and a few out and out belly laughs.Posted by Casper at September 5, 2004 12:42 AM