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In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon (Vintage Departures)

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Publisher Comments:

O'Hanlon takes us into the bug-ridden rain forest between the Orinoco and the Amazon--infested with jaguars and piranhas, where men would kill over a bottle of ketchup and where the locals may be the most violent people on earth (next to hockey fans).

Review:

"[T]he Hunter S. Thompson of expeditionaries. This is Monty Python meets Dr. Livingstone....His writing flirts with what might be termed the pornography of travel — the kick of seeing oneself and others squirm in misery. In Trouble Again is a jungle howl at the expense of the universe." John Krich, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"All the jolly japes begin to pall since they are not leavened by any particularly thought-provoking insights....When O'Hanlon does come close to making any serious observations, he makes sure to blunt their full force with self-parody. He compounds the effect by quoting great chunks of the classic travel accounts. Their sober dignity merely serves to emphasize the self-conscious mundanity of his own." Paul Henley, The Times Literary Supplement

Review:

"[W]onderfully humorous....More a modern, comic retelling of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness than a traditional travel narrative, this book delves deeply into how a journey through the murky, untamed rain forest affects the human spirit. O'Hanlon faces all sorts of real demons on his trip...and succeeds in making the reader laugh with him at the absurdity of it all." Salon.com

Synopsis:

O'Hanlon takes readers on a four-month journey up the Orinoco River and across the Amazon basin in search of the Yanomami Indians. His book contains humor, adventure, and a wealth of information. One map.

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Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-266) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679727149
Author:
O'Hanlon, Redmond
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
O'Hanlon, Redmond
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Amazon river
Subject:
Amazon river and valley
Subject:
Amazon River Description and travel.
Subject:
Orinoco River
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
South America - General
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage departures
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19900431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.04x5.23x.66 in. .50 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679727149 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[T]he Hunter S. Thompson of expeditionaries. This is Monty Python meets Dr. Livingstone....His writing flirts with what might be termed the pornography of travel — the kick of seeing oneself and others squirm in misery. In Trouble Again is a jungle howl at the expense of the universe."
"Review" by , "All the jolly japes begin to pall since they are not leavened by any particularly thought-provoking insights....When O'Hanlon does come close to making any serious observations, he makes sure to blunt their full force with self-parody. He compounds the effect by quoting great chunks of the classic travel accounts. Their sober dignity merely serves to emphasize the self-conscious mundanity of his own."
"Review" by , "[W]onderfully humorous....More a modern, comic retelling of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness than a traditional travel narrative, this book delves deeply into how a journey through the murky, untamed rain forest affects the human spirit. O'Hanlon faces all sorts of real demons on his trip...and succeeds in making the reader laugh with him at the absurdity of it all."
"Synopsis" by , O'Hanlon takes readers on a four-month journey up the Orinoco River and across the Amazon basin in search of the Yanomami Indians. His book contains humor, adventure, and a wealth of information. One map.
"Synopsis" by , US
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