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The Backpacker Paperback – November 1, 2011

4.1 out of 5 stars 194 ratings



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This could have been a pretty weird novel: a man whose vacation plans with his girlfriend are turn asunder by her unexpected illness hooks up with a charismatic fella and decides to accompany him on a trip to Thailand (of all places), where they have a series of wild adventures, including posing as rich guys to pick up women and running afoul of some local organized-crime types. But here’s the thing: this story is, according to the author, all true. Like Tim Cahill’s highly personal, highly adventurous travel memoirs, the book is full of colorful characters and events that, if you saw them in a movie, you might say, oh, come on now. The book was enthusiastically received when it was originally published in the UK in 2001, and it’s easy to see why: it’s as exciting as any novel but with the added bonus of being real (which means the reader is free to imagine himself tagging along). --David Pitt

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"Lord of the Flies for the bored 20-something generation. Written in an accessible and conversational style, it's a book you’ll find hard to put down and a story you'll find equally hard to believe."  —Adventure Travel


"[The Backpacker] is as exciting as any novel but with the added bonus of being real." —Booklist Online


"Truly unique." —AmateurTraveler.com

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  • Publisher : Summersdale; Reprint edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1840247711
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1840247718
  • Item Weight : 9.9 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5 x 0.9 x 8 inches
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