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Gallivanting on Guam

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Gallivanting on Guam is a humorous and entertaining narrative of a man who moves to Guam to become the general manager of Tropics Gym. Immersing himself into the local culture he succumbs to a lifestyle of philandering and learns to balance his troubles with humor and personal growth while working for a corrupt businessman from a wealthy family. Readers will enjoy both the ...more
Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published (first published May 1st 2011)
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An excellent read. Witty and humorous. You'd have to add insightful too. It's funny how much cultural information and historical perspective I got from reading this story. I laugh every time I get in my dads car now and he input our destination into the Magellan Roadmate navigation system. "Holy crap!" I exclaim, "You do know that thing could get us killed don't you?!" He just looks at me puzzled as I try explain the story of Magellan in Micronesia.

And btw, I DID in fact know where Guam was loca
Dave Slagle is a sharp, unblinking storyteller, an author with a taste for all that is real, scabrous and perverse. His narrator is a nameless, soulful figure who managed to stay true to himself while reporting on the wonderful local people and the corrupt souls he encountered on the island of Guam.
Bob F
Gallivanting on Guam is a cleverly constructed page-turner. Dave Slagle is the new master of smart mimicry, fluent dialogue and vivid descriptions. He offers a raw and sometimes harsh portrayal of purposelessly corrupt lives. Slagle's dynamic writing style and his narrator's view, seeing straight through the BS make this a must read for anyone who was ever on Guam. There are a few editorial flaws in this book but they do not take anything away from the story.
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Jun 21, 2011 Dave rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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