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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Maarten Troost. Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book. Preview — Headhunters on My Doorstep by J. The bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals recounts his latest hilarious misadventures in the South Pacific, following in the footsteps of his unlikely idol, Robert Louis Stevenson Readers and critics alike adore J. Maarten Troost for his ature wry and witty take on the adventure memoir.

Deciding to retrace the path once traveled by the author of Treasure IslandTroost follows Robert Louis Stevenson to the Marquesas, the Tuamotus, Tahiti, the Gilberts, and Samoa, tumbling from one comic misadventure to another as he confronts his newfound sobriety. Somewhere en route from the shark-infested waters of Fakarava to the remote islands of Kiribati, Troost gradually awakens to the beauty of life and reconnects with his family and the world. Get A Copy. Hardcovers. Published August 20th by Avery first published January 1st More Details Other Editions 4.

Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please up. To ask other readers questions about Headhunters on My Doorstep Sexy wife wants sex Treasure Island, please up. Be the first to ask a question about Headhunters on My Doorstep. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Mar 02, Petra is going to civilization next week - Florida rated it did not like it Shelves: books-i-really-loathedreadtravel-adventure-countriesreviewedreviewsbiography-true-storydnf-or-never-read.

Unlike some of Troost's books which I have enjoyed very much I absolutely loathed this one and dnf'd it quite late, two-thirds of the way in. It really wasn't about his travels in the South Seas, there Sexy wife wants sex Treasure Island no headhunters on his doorstep or anywhere else. It was about his alcoholism and giving up the booze with sundry elements thrown in. The biographies of Gaugin and Robert Louis Stevenson were a lot less than revelatory and enthralling. The jaded eye on the rich travelling Polynesia was just so fake - this man had been a banker and was travelling as a tourist himself!

The book droned on and on, Troost so unbelievably self-absorbed and full of hate for modern society and praise for primitive pig hunters that I thought yes, when you do go to where the yachties gather and start to relate your tales they probably think you are one of them, not realising they are just more fodder for his inner hate machine.

About the only non-third worlders he doesn't despise are Muslims whom he thinks get a raw deal travelling a world where they are not welcomed anywhere. Where does he get that from? We aren't all stupid and think that everyone called Mohammed is a terrorist as he implies. What finally did it was his anti-semitism.

He must have thought he did it quite cleverly. First of all he says the French are anti-semitic and they have no grounds for that at all, it's so terrible. Then through the device of a man he meets says that all the Jews are after in Polynesia is gold. Notice, all the French and all the Jews. No no, says Troost, this is not true, the couple in the next room are Israelis, the man is a medical botanist.

On his next encounter with the Israeli the man asks to buy his watch, then his wedding ring, he wants the gold! He says he travels through the islands with his hot wife another stereotype here, dark-eyed Jewish women are hotgoing from village to village to buy gold from these stupid people and then reselling it at a profit in Tel Aviv. Thereby confirming exactly the Frenchman's stories. Yes these Jews are all about gold ad ripping people off. Does it even sound true?

Do you think he even met such unnamed people? Are the French anti-semitic as a nation, no of course not. Can you imagine someone going up to an American asking to buy their wedding ring and watch and then telling him about stupid people who do sell them? Even in Troost's first book, The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific his view of local islanders was that they were the salt of the earth, really really wonderful incredibly primitive people who lived happy savage lives.

But those of them who moved to the towns were without any sophistication or desire to improve themselves living in utter squalor and cared not about education or the benefits of a first world life and have only degraded local customs and traditions. I live on a small third world island. It isn't poor to be true, but there are a lot of poor people Sexy wife wants sex Treasure Island up from the much less advanced islands.

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They are here to earn money to send back, so that their kids can be educated, so that they can build a proper house instead of a tin shack, so that they can get electricity from the company rather than a hook-up from a pole. And Sexy wife wants sex Treasure Island so that they can get a Green Card, go to the US, get a job and themselves an education. Would they sell the gold they have, sometimes a chain? Would they sell a watch like they own gold watches? Not a chance. Are these people likely to be different from Pacific Islanders, I think not. Where do you think all of us came from?

We all came from poverty originally but the hard work of our ancestors, distant or in my case, my family were Russian peasants until the s not so distant has enabled us to climb the ladder from no indoor sanitation to university degrees. Troost isn't as clever as P. O' Rourke or Paul Theroux with their often-jaded view of travel, probably because these authors don't have favourites and those they hate, they just generally get in a bad mood when they travel and write from that angle.

But Troost, originally Dutch, a very welcoming and liberal nation - apart from the Boers who left and did all that shit in South Africa, sees life through a smaller lens, categorising people according to his prejudices and then writing about them in his sometimes humorous way.

This wasn't humorous, it was boring when it was about his struggles with the bottle. It made him sound pseud when he was going on about how life on a continent was one of the causes of his alcoholism - he needs to be in the islands. I felt he was trying to persuade don't all racists? Not recommended. View all 7 comments. Jul 05, Kate rated it it was ok. The Sexy wife wants sex Treasure Island ghost story here is the Alcoholic Troost haunting the sober Troost with passing mentions of Robert Louis Stevenson and his fixated jealousy on RLS's lifestyle.

Being familiar with the South Pacific, having lived there for several years, and having a great interest in the cultures beyond the overly romanticized travel logs of the early explorers, I also know that there is a paucity Headhunters on my Doorstep has an unfortunate and misleading subtitle: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story.

Being familiar with the South Pacific, having lived there for several years, and having a great interest in the cultures beyond the overly romanticized travel logs of the early explorers, I also know that there is a paucity of good recent literature about the South Pacific. This book does nothing to fill that void. View all 3 comments. Oct 16, Grumpus rated it it was ok Shelves: miscellaneous. You've heard of Dr.

Jekyll and Mr. Hyde the book, right? Well, meet Dr. Hyde the author.

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I've enjoyed Mr. Troost's books about his humorous experiences in the South Pacific. Evidently, this is his first book after recovery from his alcoholism which I did not know about. Don't get me wrong, this is a great feat and I am happy for him and his family and do not discount in any manner how worthy this achievement is. However, his self-depricating attempt at humor about this You've heard of Dr. However, his self-depricating attempt at humor about this illness was not something I expected when I picked up this book. The chapters that go on about his alcoholism as compared to those with limited references to the topic are as different as Dr.

I'm certain that this book served as a cathartic exercise for him and I am willing to give him a pass on this one. However, I choose to read his books for the humor and the awe of the South Pacific. This book had little of that and ended up as simply sad. View 1 comment. Sep 13, Joel Sexy wife wants sex Treasure Island it really liked it.

Let's get the worst part out of the way: This is a good book with a bad title. Actually, the title is fine, it just has very little to do with this book. Maarten Troost follows during the course of this book, and it works, but the subtitle was completely misleading. Had it been something along the lines of "Coming to terms with my own addictions by voyaging through the South Seas Islands," rea Let's get the worst part out of the way: This is a good book with a bad title. Had it been something along the lines of "Coming to terms with my own addictions by voyaging through the South Seas Islands," readers might have been more prepared for what they got.

Having said that, I loved the book. Troost is an excellent writer, and if he's not the same, charismatic, slightly neurotic, freewheeling twenty-something he was in his first two travelogues, well, who amongst us is? Instead, we find a more weathered, scarred author telling us about the islands, yes, and about the life of Robert Louis Stevenson, true, but also telling us far more about addiction and how his had crept up on him and how he was coming to terms with it.

All of which is very compelling. This is not that book. For someone looking for an honest look at alcoholism with a few side trips into the life of an acclaimed author RLS and the ecological and economic crisis facing the island nations, you might find that this is a good read. May 07, Dominic Tiberio rated it did not like it. This is possibly the hardest book review I have ever written. Maarten's 'Sex Lives of Cannibals' is in my personal top 5 favorite books of all time. That books has such heart and comedic timing unlike almost any other, never had I laughed so loud Sexy wife wants sex Treasure Island hard from a book, and it also taught and drew me in as the reader completely.

His books after that subsequently declined with each one and so did the of laughs and engaging nature. That brings us to this title, which was tremendously crushing This is possibly the hardest book review I have ever written. That brings us to this title, which was tremendously crushing to the point that I had to force myself to even read it through.

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