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Hotel Honolulu by Paul Theroux
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Jun 14, 2012

it was ok

I can see why people liked this book and why people didn't like this book. The up side: Easy reading, short chapters needing spurts of short attention spans, sex, more sex, kinky sex, an exotic setting, a cast of "endearing" characters. The down side: the noble savages bit ie the base story line of a famous author hiding out among uneducated savants to find a little release in paradise, the numerous tales of desperate women hunting men down, men desperate to try any angle to be aroused and get a chick (although this was entertaining it was also too bountiful), the description of the down and out types which sometimes had me wondering if there was too much dry pity involved or too much perfection in the simplicity of the characters. I did laugh out loud several times though....

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