This was such an enjoyable book! I've traveled in this part of the world and I found this book really captures the culture in a respectful but humorous way. From worrying about burning baby's bottoms from incinerating used disposable diapers, to the famed poet laureate (If the position is now vacant, may I apply?), this book is well worth the time to read.
Although there were a few semi funny moments, for the most part it was boring and I only finished it because I had nothing else to listen to. The author tried too hard to be witty and fell flat. I would recommend skipping this one.
Great writing with an eye for humor and the skill to make it funny. Bill Bryson fan? You will love this book.
After getting back from a French Polynesian trip, a friend recommended this book to me. It was wonderful, and I had a sense of a lot of this while we were there. Of course you never quite understand what is going on behind the scenes, but all of this made so much sense to me, and I could feel the nostalgia
This book is exactly what I love to read and beyond! I love how the true world past and present is presented. Witty, exciting, educational. I am so happy the author was able to get over his writers block and share his (and others) experiences. :) the narrator reads as if he wrote it!! A great narrator indeed!!
I will be looking for more books by this author as well as the narrator!
Even the first half was not all THAT bad ;). And since my math is wanting it might have only been the first third.