For lovers of Alex Garland's The Beach, a real tale of out-of-control travel
"Leaving the blinding sand for the cool coloration of the timber, I walked rigorously in the course of the undergrowth to the place Dave, utilizing twigs as chopsticks, used to be deciding upon up a freshly severed human finger . . . "
John's journey to India starts off badly whilst his female friend, with whom he's touring, returns domestic. Left to his personal units, he quickly unearths himself taking a look at the pointy finish of a knife in a teach station cubicle. yet his existence is saved—and grew to become upside down—by Rick, an enigmatic fellow vacationer who persuades John to question his mundane plans for the longer term, risking all of it for far, even more. speedy ahead to the Thai island of Koh Pha-Ngan, the place John, Rick, and their new buddy Dave pose as millionaire aristocrats in a hedonistic Eden of lovely ladies, loose medications, and wild seashore events. in spite of the fact that, once they locate themselves hotly pursued by means of the Thai Mafia, they embark on adrenaline-fueled trips to Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, and Hong Kong, dealing with risk at each flip. this isn't trip writing for the faint of center: this can be an implausible precise tale of the quest for extra, at any cost.