Review of Kevin Daley's South Pacific Survivor
Reviewer Don Messerschmidt (Nepal 1963-65) is an anthropologist, writer and magazine editor. Besides numerous articles in the academic and popular press, he has published five books including two biographies, Against the Current: The Life of Lain Singh Bangdel-Writer, Painter and Art Historian of Nepal (Orchid Press 2004), and Moran of Kathmandu: Priest, Educator and Ham Radio ‘Voice of the Himalayas’ (Orchid Press, 1997; rev. ed. in press, 2010). His next book, Discovering the Big Dogs of Tibet and the Himalayas (in press, 2010), combines memoir and essay. An anthology of his creative nonfiction is also forthcoming. Don writes from his home in Vancouver, Washington (near Portland, Oregon), when he’s not off trekking in the Himalayas. • South Pacific Survivor in Samoa by Kevin Daley (Samoa 1986–89) Boston: Novels Plus $16.95 435 pages January 2010 Reviewed by Don Messerschmidt (Nepal 1963-65) If you like intricately plotted political thrillers, in exotic cultural settings, this book . . .Read More
sounds like a good book. probably make a good movie.