Great writer - great trip. Makes you want to go and see all the tropical islands for yourself.
From the cover:
He voyaged from the Solomons to Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Tahiti, the Marquesas and Easter Island, stepping stones in an odyssey of courage and toughness...Not since Jack London has a writer described the Pacific islands so eloquently and informatively. This is Paul Theroux's finest, most personal and heartfelt travel book. - says the Observer
Panoramically accomplished...Theroux is never happier than when paddling his little craft to unpopulated spots as far from human company as he can get...the writing is cool, the reportage industrious and the research rock-solid. Theroux's control of his material is a wonder to behold. - says Financial Times
He has an unfailing eye for the quirky, the bizarre and the revealing...A sharp, fascinating and highly entertaining book...This is Theroux at his best. - says Daily Telegraph
His best travel book-NY Times Notable Book of the Year. New Zealand's rain forests, crocodile-infested estuaries in New Guinea, volcanic islands, coral atolls, rubbish-strewn harbors, wild, perilous coastlines, sharky waters, windswept islands. He brings penetrating intelligence to every place he touches..a Pacific Voyager