Headhunters on My Doorstep
A True Treasure Island Ghost Story
J. Maarten Troost
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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.
A different book from Maarten
I enjoyed this tome almost as much as his last three. I never had the disease of alchoholism, and probably never will, but I have a few friends who do. This book helps me with my empathy towards them.
It is also another fine travel book. Just as his last book forever cured my desire to see China, I now have no reason to see Tahiti.
Troost, if you read your reviews, you are my inspiration. I wrote a travel novel and I am serializing it on FB on a page called BOCAS TIME. It won the grand prize In a big contest, but because I am constantly on the road, it is just too much hassle to deal with publishers.
I hope you write another soon.
- Category: Biographies & Memoirs
- Published: Aug 20, 2013
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
- Print Length: 272 Pages
- Language: English