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An Evening Among the Headhunters And Other Reports from Roads Less Taken Lawrence Millman has a penchant for traveling to unusual places In this stylish erudite often very funny book the celebrated travel writer visits the South Pacific the Canadian Arctic the largest

  • Title: An Evening Among the Headhunters: And Other Reports from Roads Less Taken
  • Author: Lawrence Millman
  • ISBN: 9781571290557
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • An Evening Among the Headhunters: And Other Reports from Roads Less Taken By Lawrence Millman, Lawrence Millman has a penchant for traveling to unusual places In this stylish, erudite, often very funny book, the celebrated travel writer visits the South Pacific, the Canadian Arctic, the largest unknown island in North America, the most remote community in the eastern US and many other places as well He drinks the Tongan homebrew of kava like a blend of liquefiedLawrence Millman has a penchant for traveling to unusual places In this stylish, erudite, often very funny book, the celebrated travel writer visits the South Pacific, the Canadian Arctic, the largest unknown island in North America, the most remote community in the eastern US and many other places as well He drinks the Tongan homebrew of kava like a blend of liquefied mud and muddy rainwater with a dollop of dental anaesthesia thrown in for good measure he gets bitten by an army of war ticks in Honduras he is invited by an Inuit family to eat raw seal eye it met my gaze with a distinctly unhappy gaze of its own and he has a very personal part of his anatomy mocked by Ecuador s Jivaro Indians.

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    1. This is the sort of book that you can keep by your bedside and dip into when you need to read a little before sleep Not that it is soporific, but it is doled out in little bite sized pieces Or read on the train on the way to work in order to enjoy an otherwise mundane trip Or take on holidays and read on the beach.It is not trying to be profound or make massive statements about the deeper issues of travel at every turn It is, however, fun and interesting.

    2. A hodgepodge of travel articles As a result, ironically, I didn t feel as if I were traveling so much as being given random snapshots of out of the way places, from the tropics to the arctic Millman s wry sense of humor helps I prefer his book Last Places.

    3. How did Millman manage to find such remote spots in the world It s not like you can advertise and have people tell you about these places Nevertheless, somehow Millman did find these odd places and visited them The stories he tells while visiting here and there, way, way, way off the map, edge into the unbelievable I read and read and read After I finished each chapter, I d draw another big red X on my map of places I someday want to visit Millman s taken me about as close to these spots as I ev [...]

    4. Millman has an easy style of interacting with locals of foreign cultures that comes from a lack of pretension and seriousness of oneself These are entertaining short stories that offer insights into cultures from from the beaten path, and sometimes in ways that are unsettling than the cliches we ve come to expect Who could have guessed that in some Arctic cultures, when an elder is no longer able to be useful, he she is lead or goes on their own accord outside to a remote hut to just die But th [...]

    5. 2010 This was a interesting read, but I wished the author had expanded the stories which originally appeared in article form Just when I started to get interested, the piece would be over Additionally, I would have loved some maps, just to get an idea of where some of places he visited were located, as many were foreign to me.

    6. Quaint Lawrence Millman is a well hud and traveled fellow His propensity to seek out the far flung places on the globe makes his stories interesting though he lives in relative comfort in these places, guides and lodging Mostly his lyrical way of relating his tales pulls the book along swiftly and it s over before you know it.

    7. Thoroughly enjoyable travel writing that takes the reader to the ends of the earth good for the armchair or bathtub traveler who is unlikely or just disinclined to travel to remote Indonesian islands, eat seal eye, or have his genitals mocked by headhunters.

    8. As with most books of essays, some were better than others I think what I m really looking for in travel books is one continuous story rather than essays.

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