Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Life on the Equator Sounds Not So Awesome...
Sex Lives follows the South Pacific adventures of J. Maarten Troost and his girlfriend, Paige. Paige gets a job working for the Kiribati government and Troost decides to hang onto Paige's coattails when she goes. What follows is a historical analysis of the people of Tarawa and the island nations of Kiribati, in addition to Troost's adventures and misadventures of island life. That's about it.
I think the main reason I disliked this book was because of the author. Yeah. He comes off as a complete pretentious ass. Oh so you don't have to work. Good for you. Oh, you can turn your nose up at student loans and credit card bills. Have a cookie. Ugh. It was almost as if Troost purposely wrote in such a way as to alienate his reader by making himself sound important and carefree. His sentences are convoluted, meandering, and meaningless. I've read much better travel literature and I think I'll stick with that.
Tip of the week: don't read this one.