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Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu

2 Ratings: 2.0
A book by J. Maarten Troost

Using a format similar to that of his previous work,The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Troost creates another comical and touching travel memoir. Troost and his wife, Sylvia, move from busy Washington, D.C., to Vanuatu, a nation made up of 83 islands in the … see full wiki

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Author: J. Maarten Troost
Genre: Travel
Publisher: Broadway
2 reviews about Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through...
review by . May 11, 2008
Not as good as the first, even though more timely. As I read about the coup in Fiji four years ago in Troost's book, the day's headlines on Yahoo.com included a story describing the continuing infighting!    Troost's strengths are not as a journalist, but as an observer of the cultural and social divides and denominators that bring us together and tear us apart. His first book, perhaps with the fresh eyes of innocence, was better.    Following The Sex Lives …
review by . November 28, 2007
Getting Stoned With Savages, J. Maarten Troost's second book on life in the South Pacific,follows the author and his wife as they spend time on Vanautu and Fiji. This comes approximately two years after the time spent on Kiribati, which was chronicled in the excellent Sex Lives of Cannibals. Maarten seems to understand a little more about what he's getting into this time; he's definitely wiser about the natives and more respectful of nature this time around. Missing from this book seems to be a …
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