Vox Hunt: Funny Book

Share a book that made you laugh.

This question is a re-do of one from a couple of years ago, but I know a lot of you weren't in the neighborhood back then, so I'll re-do my answer (also, because I don't read a lot of "funny" books, this one is still pretty high on the list…).

If you want a laugh read: The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J Maarten Troost.

The protagonist — if this book can be said to have one — is a disenchanted, serial academic type in his late 20s that doesn't seem to need or want to work for a living.  As an adventure, he heads off to the south seas with his wife who has taken a job doing third-world aid.  His ideas of an idyllic paradise complete with swaying palm trees and nymphesque micronesian women is quickly disabused.  What follows is one of the funniest travelogues I've ever read — his sheer incredulity that this world EXISTS in the same one with cell phones, cable tv, and modern transportation is hysterical.

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6 thoughts on “Vox Hunt: Funny Book

  1. I'll have to give this book a try. I'll let you know what I think of it. By the way, I like the American Flag header. Is that one of Vox's headers, or did you find a way to upload your own picture?

  2. H-E — I recommend the book highly. The banner is cropped from a picture of mine — you can do one for yourself by going into the "Change Your Design" area and uploading your own pic. There are pixel-area requirements — but can turn out pretty cool.

  3. Pingback: 30 DoB, Day 28: Favorite Title | Stevil

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