The author does an amazing job describing the nuances of his experience in this remote island (atoll) in the middle of the Equatorial Pacific. The cultural influences are immense and I feel as though the descriptions of the people and circumstances were thought provoking. It makes the reader appreciate their living conditions regardless of their amount of luxuries. I never did figure out what the title refers to exactly, but I must say that the book described a set of interesting cultural characteristics that loosely involved sex and cannibals. I can almost hear the music, smell the sewage, and feel the sweat described in this story! If you enjoy armchair travel, you will like this book. The culture depicted is fascinating, and it is obvious that the writer is an open minded individual able to adapt and eager to experience diversity. This novel portrays the adventure of a white male becoming a minority in a strange land. I found it to be quite interesting, but would not want to live that life personally! I appreciate the fact that the author documented all of the little things that made the experience so unique. I recommend reading it in the winter to help warm up the reader's imagination.
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