A Dead Bat In Paraguay: One Man's Peculiar Journey Through South America
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A Dead Bat In Paraguay: One Man's Peculiar Journey Through South America

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  67 ratings  ·  11 reviews
A Dead Bat In Paraguay is a true adventure story about a 28-year-old man who decided that the best way he could deal with his existential crisis was to sell his possessions, quit his professional career as a scientist, and hop on a one-way flight to Quito, Ecuador in order to visit every country in South America.

He sincerely believed the trip would put him on a track towar...more
ebook, 290 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Smashwords Edition (first published July 12th 2009)
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Roosh is an iranian, who hates women with all his being, he is included on extremist report list and hate list by SPLC in United States, and has been pushed away or banned from each country
where he has been.

Taken from wikipedia:

Roosh V 's ideas are described as misogynistic and hateful. The Daily Dot Magazine confirmed in February 2014 about Daryush Valizadeh: "So extreme are Roosh’s views he even managed to land himself on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s extremism report, a privilege usually...more
I don't think I've ever read a book where less happens. Roosh spends 300 pages whining about poor travel conditions during his journey through South America. I had heard the ending of the book was good and would redeem the the shitty beginning (and middle), but that definitely wasn't the case. The guy comes across as being incredibly socially awkward, which I guess does make his cynicism slightly more understandable. This better be the worst book I end up reading this year.
The Avidest
Lots of nonsense whining which truly killed the mood, not a great book at all. Author also has no credibility, just google his name.
Roosh Vörek, a.k.a. Roosh V or Daryush Valizadeh (his real name) is something of a sex tourist who writes books about how to pick up girls in various parts of the world. He is violently against feminism:
A woman will only behave in a way that allows her to continue receiving what she wants in life. So far, being a feminist has not hurt her chances at “sexual discovery” when hitting the town on Saturday night, or filtering through hundreds of messages from men on dating sites. A man at a bar will
Mental American guy (of Persian descent) gets fed up with his job making tantamount A-rab money hosing off test tubes in a laboratory, decides to drop everything and travel to every country in South America, Motorcycle Diaries-style, via bus, sleeping in nasty youth hostels, trying to get it on with chicks in night clubs. It's like Eat, Pray, Love for that guy who shot up that health club in Pennsylvania a few years ago - specifically for that guy.

There's an insistence on trying to score with ch...more
I enjoyed the story, but it seemed like he was living the same day over. Wake up, feel ill and try to eat, go to a club or bar, try to pick up women, repeat. It seems with the illnesses he experienced, he had a difficult time enjoying himself. I would have liked to see more description of the countries and sites. After reading this, I would never want to set foot anywhere in South America. Ever. I don't think it's an accurate depiction, but the intention of the book wasn't to write a travel guid...more
Halo Peshdary
Say what you want about sexism this, or whining that, but I found this quite the enjoyable read. Reading the exploits of an American of Middle Eastern ancestry ditching his life in America, going to South America, and trying to get laid in numerous countries without any knowledge of the countries' languages and cultures short of what was read in a Lonely Planet guidebook and briefly studied in language textbooks is nothing short of fascinating. The general tone of malaise and cynicism go nicely...more
Dec 27, 2012 Ian rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: travel
Peculiar is right. This book is a often hilarious dystopian travelogue of an Arab American biologist who decides to travel through all the nations of South America without anything resembling a plan. The results are usually bad. His attempts to meet local ladies end almost universally in failure, and he catches all sorts of weird stomach ailments and tropical diseases. Though he seems to have found little meaning or fulfillment from his journey, his story is a completely entertaining, and a welc...more
The first 3/4 of this book is boring ass utter banality. The dude is just pushing on past emotionally dull memories, and the narrative deserves 2 stars tops.

Then he gets to Mariana.

The ending is PROFOUND. It is unwittingly the story of an unremarkable nihilist ruined by american culture trying to live a profound existence... and the heartbreaking outcome of what happens when such a man is confronted with a beautiful thing.
written from the angle of a PUA going to different countries in an attempt to have sex with foreign women ends up becoming so much more: a book that makes you realize the humanity and extreme diversity in other countries; a book that makes you realize that you are not your job and if you aren't pushing yourself and going to sleep with the satisfaction of fulfillment every night, then what the fuck is the point of waking up?
As a single traveler who has been to all of the same countries as the author, I found myself chuckling at his experiences. They were so very similar to my own. For anyone who wants the REAL scoop about South America or single travel, they should read this book.
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Daryush Valizadeh, also known as Roosh V and Roosh Vorek, is an American pick-up artist of Iranian and Armenian descent, known for his writings on seduction and antifeminism. He writes on his personal blog and also owns the Return of Kings website where he publishes articles by others on related subjects. Additionally, Roosh has self-published 14 books, most of which offer advice to men on how to...more
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