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The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Laugh out loud funny.

This book is one of the funniest books I have ever read. It is about a couple who live on a small island in the South Pacific and how they adjust to a radically different environment, one that the girlfriend's predecessor left before her contract was up because she had ...
This book is one of the funniest books I have ever read. It is about a couple who live on a small island in the South Pacific and how they adjust to a radically different environment, one that the girlfriend's predecessor left before her contract was up because she had just had enough. There is history in the book and it is told in such a humorous fashion that I looked some of it up to make sure it was real and indeed it is. I found old articles about some of the events that Troost describes, including Kiribati's poet laureate. I only wish that Troost had written all my high school and college history textbooks and encourage him to look into that as soon as possible. My favorite thing about the book is that it makes you re-evaluate your thoughts on everyday things Americans are accustomed to- the numerous brands and types of butter, doggie spas, what is considered food, things you really can live without, burning butts, the planes I would fly in are probably safe in comparison, La Macarena and so much more. I cannot even begin to do this book justice in such a short blurb. I am glad someone in the library placed this book on a recommended reading display and that I had a little leisure time to browse on that particular day. I was obviously meant to read this book and if you have actually read this review, I am pretty sure you are too.

posted by Suvorov on February 17, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Completely Deceiving

The only reason why I continued reading after the 2 chapter was because I paid $16.95. At best its mildly amusing but mostly filled with the non humorous complaints of the writer's culture shock and ethnocentric comparisons to his own American upbringing.

posted by 15853655 on September 19, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2012

    Completely Deceiving

    The only reason why I continued reading after the 2 chapter was because I paid $16.95. At best its mildly amusing but mostly filled with the non humorous complaints of the writer's culture shock and ethnocentric comparisons to his own American upbringing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2010

    Cannibals have no Sex life having chewed each other out.

    If the rest of this book is anything like the beginning I suggest the writer go back to being a Temp.
    After the awful introduction, and his joking around with us, don't waist your money on this guy. He'll never make it to the big time and you wont either. Reason; you've lost too much time. Life is too short to spend a couple of days reading about Cannibals to learn about their non-exsistant sex life.
    Chairo.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

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    Generally, a Waste of Time

    Had it not been for my book club, I would not have purchased this book nor would I have bothered to finish it. I am not particularly interested in reading about such lazy, self-absorbed individuals as the author.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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