Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story

Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story

by J. Maarten Troost
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Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story by J. Maarten Troost

Follow in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson with J. Maarten Troost, the bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals.
Readers and critics alike adore J. Maarten Troost for his signature wry and witty take on the adventure memoir. Headhunters on My Doorstep chronicles Troost’s return to the South Pacific after his struggle with alcoholism left him numb to life. Deciding to retrace the path once traveled by the author of Treasure Island, Troost follows Robert Louis Stevenson to the Marquesas, the Tuamotus, Tahiti, Kiribati, and Samoa, tumbling from one comic misadventure to another. Headhunters on My Doorstep is a funny yet poignant account of one man’s journey to find himself that will captivate travel writing aficionados, Robert Louis Stevenson fans, and anyone who has ever lost his way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101621691
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/20/2013
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 241,704
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

J. Maarten Troost was a consultant for the World Bank and has lived in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Canada, Kiribati, Fiji, and Vanuatu, among other exotic locations, before settling down near Washington, D.C.

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Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
DanePaul More than 1 year ago
Headhunters on my Doorstep is an amazing piece of work. The author writes with both wit and wisdom. It is a fun adventure and I'm glad I got to go along for the ride through his book.
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Superior_Shores More than 1 year ago
This was not the book I anticipated from J. Maarten. I have been a huge fan of Mr. Troost and would cherish the opportunity to meet him in person. This is not just a trip around the South Pacific but more a struggle with a man and his demons. It is not of the caliber of the "Sex Lives of Cannibals". Over time, I pray for another "Sex Lives...." quality product. I wanted to give Three-Star for readability and Five for content.
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