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by James Polster

eBook A Guest in the Jungle download ISBN: 1935597515
Author: James Polster
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (April 19, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 239
ePub: 1864 kb
Fb2: 1722 kb
Rating: 4.3
Other formats: mbr azw txt doc
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Humor and Satire

A Guest in the Jungle book.

A Guest in the Jungle book.

James Alan Polster (September 14, 1947 – December 15, 2012) was an American novelist, movie producer, screenwriter, explorer, and journalist. Born James Alan Polster to Harold and Ethel Polster in Cleveland, Ohio

James Alan Polster (September 14, 1947 – December 15, 2012) was an American novelist, movie producer, screenwriter, explorer, and journalist. Born James Alan Polster to Harold and Ethel Polster in Cleveland, Ohio. Polster grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and is a member of the Shaker Heights Alumni Association Hall of Fame. After graduation from Tulane University (. in 1969, Polster hopped a freighter for Spain and eventually settled in Tangiers.

The Inspiration Behind A Guest in the Jungle: James Polster in the Jungle of New Guinea. In the Oriente Jungle, Ecuador-from "You'll Never Get Out Alive-But He Did" (New Orleans Times-Picayune). Polster's home with the Motilone Indians-inspiration for the Lotimone tribe in A Guest in the Jungle. Polster's book is so engrossing, unpretentious- and uproariously funny- that the reader may not recognize at first how poetically written and beautifully crafted it i. ou can't put this book down. If you try, it will follow you through every room in the house. - Bob Scher, The South American Explorer.

This post was written by James Polster, author of A Guest In The Jungle, a novel that explores the intense nuances of. .

This post was written by James Polster, author of A Guest In The Jungle, a novel that explores the intense nuances of the conflict between civilization and nature. A Guest In The Jungle has just been reissued, and Jim was kind enough to tell us a bit about how the book came to be in the first place. Take it away Jim: In the early days of the environmental movement, I didn’t know there was an environmental movement. Didn’t even know anyone who considered these issues

Whitehill is a 31-year-old Pittsburgh lawyer who decided one day to take a leave of absence and see the world;.

By sheer good fortune-he thinks-he runs into the English-speaking Dr. Darriero, an eccentric scientist who promises to bring him back to civilization.

A Guest in the Jungle. Written by James Polster. Narrated by David Doersch. Trapped in the jungle, Whitehill must gather what little courage he has to stop an Indian war and preserve a vanishing culture from rapacious developers. Along the way, he has a fling with a gorgeous native, narrowly survives being sacrificed to the gods, and is rescued from a bombing by a pair of hard-drinking American expats. A Guest in the Jungle is a smart, engrossing, and uproariously funny novel about the power of one man to make a difference in the world. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

His first novel, A Guest in the Jungle, focused a spotlight on the disappearing rainforest and the people who live there, and helped to kickstart the rainforest environmental movement His second novel, Brown, was named by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Books of the Year, and was awarded The Critics’ Choice Award 1995-96 His third novel, THE GRADUATE STUDENT, was released in August 2009 as a digital eBook by Stay Thirsty Press.

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Smart, engrossing, and uproariously funny, A Guest in the Jungle is a remarkable novel about the power of one man to make a difference in the world. Hilarious-A wonderful book and highly recommended" - WORLD RAINFOREST REPORT. Genres: Fiction & Literature . Humor. has successfully been added to your shopping cart. This title is due for release on November 6, 2012.

When Pittsburgh attorney Whitehill begins his vacation, he is anticipating a leisurely jaunt across South America. But he gets more than he bargained for when a sightseeing trip goes awry, leaving him stranded in the heart of the Amazon jungle. Whitehill isn’t exactly the outdoorsy type—he hikes in Brooks Brothers pants—so he is relieved when he meets a scientist perusing the jungle for medicinal plants and insects. Of course, the good doctor’s true motives are less than altruistic, and Whitehill soon finds himself being forcibly marched through the rainforest en route to certain death. When he escapes, with the help of some hungry vampire bats, Whitehill falls in with an English-speaking Indian whose tribe is at the heart of a raging land conflict. Trapped in the jungle, Whitehill must gather what little courage he has to stop an Indian war and preserve a vanishing culture from rapacious developers. Along the way, he has a fling with a gorgeous native, narrowly survives being sacrificed to the gods, and is rescued from a bombing by a pair of hard-drinking American expats. A Guest in the Jungle is a smart, engrossing, and uproariously funny novel about the power of one man to make a difference in the world.
Comments: (7)
Grinin
Wacky & off-beat does not begin to describe this book! Also, as I read along, I kept thinking that I could easily imagine this as a movie ~ and perhaps that is also what the author was thinking as he wrote it because it just so happens that he works in the movie business! I did enjoy the book & found it very funny in places. Don't read this book expecting great writing (the writing is adequate, but won't win raves), but read it for the very inventive story of a buttoned-up white lawyer seeking a tame adventure in the Amazon jungle, but becomes lost, kidnapped by bad guys, rescued by an indigenous tribe, and has lots of exotic adventures.
Cildorais
I enjoyed this book because it combined several elements; a picaresque adventure story, exotic location, satire, colorful characters, and some moral/philosophical discourse without focusing too heavily on any of the elements or taking itself too seriously. The author maintains an off-beat sense of humor and blithe detachment throughout which made the book both engaging and relaxing to read. The only negative comments I have are that the recurring theme of achieving happiness by stepping back from our overly fast-paced materialistic society is hardly a fresh concept so I found the dialogues on this topic in the second half of the book to get a bit tedious and I found epilogue, in which the author quickly describes a whole series of subsequent events that could be the basis for another novel, to be very inconsistent with the laid back tone of the book. But maybe that was the point?
Уou ll never walk alone
This book showed some promise in the beginning, dragged in the middle, then nearly redeemed itself at the end. Some reviewers stated that it was laugh out loud funny. I will admit I did laugh out loud once, but the rest of the book only evoked a few smiles. I just wanted to finish it so I could read something better. I also got the Audible version. Only listened to it for about a half hour. The narrator sounded like he felt the same as I did about the story and read it as fast as he could, and with little character distinction. I love most Audible books, but this one was a miss. This one was better in the Kindle version, but that's not saying much.
Rexfire
I only gave this book 1 star because I finished it, though to this day, I am not sure why I finished it (I must have been really bored). I am not sure what was worse in this book; the horrible story line (really unbelievable at the best of times), the predictability (I knew how it would end after about 10 pages), the awful character development, or just the awful writing. In any case - don't waste your time reading or money purchasing this book.
Mejora
This book was written well but it dragged too much for me. I started losing my interest about half way through. I always try to finish everything I read but I started skipping sentences, then paragraphs and finally whole chapters. I skipped about 8 chapters at the end to find out the conclusion so I could end the book. If there was less detail and the book would have just "got on with it", I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more.
Thohelm
An interesting story that runs a little dry at times. The plot is good, but the various sub-plots tend to jump around at time and can be challenging to follow. It all comes together in the end, but in my opinion could use a few more details to tie the various sub-plots together...there are a few loose ends that never seem to get resolved. The story itself does seem to end somewhat abruptly, almost as if the author just wanted to be done writing this book.
Querlaca
I really liked this story until the last chapter.I didn't expect Whitehill to be portrayed as living the remainder of his life so shallowly.It seemed like he had had a life-changing experience and would have shunned all the attention or rather the kind of attention he received. Just surprised but it still was a good book with a very disappointing ending to me anyway.
Lost in the Amazon a thrill seeking lawyer finds out what he is made of. I like reading about different ways of life clashing. The idea of a culture of people existing in the middle of the jungle in a somewhat utopian setting is always entertaining. Cute story with a good ending.