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Getting Stoned With Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
Getting Stoned With Savages A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
Author: J. Maarten Troost
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 i...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781433201776
ISBN-10: 1433201771
Edition: Unabridged
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Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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reviewed Getting Stoned With Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu on + 330 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Good, but I don't really think it was as good as the first. Though still very laugh out loud funny, Troost seemed to have been trying to hard to achieve what appeared to be more easily gained in his first book.

After finding himself in a boring 9-5 type of job, Maarten and Sylvia can't wait to get back to the life that they had had on Tarawa. This time it's the more settled Vanuatu and Fiji. Though still a bit rustic, with Kava, anything is doable, and so Maarten and Sylivia set out for this adventure.

This lifestyle doesn't seem as challenging as Tarawa, but still they do find themselves in a quagmire to two, but they are veterans at this paradise thing so what are a few cannibal, bugs and mother nature. Besides, when you have the local chiefs living next door. Life's a piece of cake.
reviewed Getting Stoned With Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu on + 25 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
the sequel to The Sex Lives of Cannibals, and it did not disappoint. life on fiji and vanuatu is not quite as desolate as life in kiribas, but troost's story is just as entertaining, hilarious, and outlandish. i laughed more at this book than anything i've read in quite awhile. definitely recommended.
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this book! I was laughing outloud and rolling my eyes. I am ready to pack my bags and experience his journey. He has such a good flow of words and humour that it made it very hard to put this book down.
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Helpful Score: 2
Funny stuff! While I really enjoy reading Troost's adventures abroad, I don't think I'd enjoy actually traveling with him. How is it he finds himself in so many crazy situations? His wife must be very patient and/or have a fabulous sense of humor! ;) It seems that they are living in California now. I do hope their lives make a turn for another third world island adventure!
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A very engaging story of a guy who emerses himself in the culture of Vanuatu. Humorous at times as well as eye opening to the strange practices of these Island people. A good read.
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