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The Mosquito Coast - Paul Theroux
The Mosquito Coast
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In a breathtaking adventure story, the paranoid and brilliant inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they've left. Fleeing from an America he sees as mired in materialism and conformity, he hopes to rediscover a... show more
In a breathtaking adventure story, the paranoid and brilliant inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they've left. Fleeing from an America he sees as mired in materialism and conformity, he hopes to rediscover a purer life. But his utopian experiment takes a dark turn when his obsessions lead the family toward unimaginable danger.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780618658961 (0618658963)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Meandering Em's
Meandering Em's rated it
2.5 The Mosquito Coast
I have only heard good reviews about this book. I found myself agreeing with the father, Allie Fox, about the state of America; at least in the first few chapters. However, as the father begins his quest to go to Honduras to escape the corruption of America, I begin to wonder about his sanity. Very ...
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
5.0
Allie Fox is a genius, a fool, a loving father, a madman, a dreamer, and a selfish SOB. He is sort of Don Quixote's evil twin. Both Don Quixote and Allie Fox pursued noble dreams but Quizote didn't imperil his entire family in doing so. But it isn't just the character of Allie Fox that makes The Mos...
Lost in a Book
Lost in a Book rated it
I didn’t enjoy this book at all.On the face of it, it should have been fascinating. A cautionary tale of one man’s obsession and descent into madness as he tries to build a utopia in the middle of the Honduran jungle. A commentary on those who would re-fashion society based on idealism, whilst still...
xreactivity
xreactivity rated it
1.0 The Mosquito Coast
I didn’t enjoy this book at all.On the face of it, it should have been fascinating. A cautionary tale of one man’s obsession and descent into madness as he tries to build a utopia in the middle of the Honduran jungle. A commentary on those who would re-fashion society based on idealism, whilst still...
Rhin
Rhin rated it
My roommate was reading this book for one of her classes. Or rather, not reading it (and she has a book report due Friday, tsk, tsk), so I decided to snatch it at read it. I must admit, though, that this is just not my genré. The book is not bad, not at all, really, it is just not for me and I canno...
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