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This is the third book I have read form this author ..
Sometimes he goes a bit overboard on this: his hostility towards Japanese is remarkable in this book (and not at all as pronounced in later works).
I find Paul Theroux's travel books to be a delight to read, and Happy Isles of Oceania is one of my favorites.
first read the hardcover from the local library, and really wanted to own a copy. i still read it over again once in a while.Published 1 month ago by James Birkin
Theroux had me thoroughy enthralled. I may have been in the cradle when he kayaked his way into these Pacific isles- reading this now is like being transported back to those times... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love travel books by Theroux and this was an enjoyable read about Oceania.Published 3 months ago by Lori
Paul always comes through. It's like being there in the South Pacific. He's fearless, goes anywhere and everywhere, a loner on a quest for adventure at pretty much all costs, in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mary Lou
I am pleased that Theroux survived this adventurous trip so that he can continue to provide readers with his masterful prose.Published 6 months ago by dee horwitz
This book was an ok read. It follows the journey of Theroux traveling across the pacific to different islands. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Maggie Dalzell
Theroux pulls no punches, but does so with engrossing language. This is another good read for those traveling in Oceania and thereabouts.Published 7 months ago by robert g kissell, jr