This is the rubbish island near Male which smokes 24/7; however, due to a settlement on island next door, the rubbish is due to be sent somewhere else.
Today just a couple of reviews that are complimentary but also contain valuable feedback as to how to structure the book.
If only I could find the energy to get round to it!
“I’ve just read your first two chapters.
I am intrigued by this narrative.
I like the anecdotes, and the hints of the exotic, and also the humour.
You write the feeling of ‘being out of place’ well.
In fact, I’d like more detail in those sections.
Sometimes it’s a little disjointed.
Purely from a selfish reader’s perspective, I’d like more background on you.
I want to know why you’re there, why the lack of alcohol seems to be more than a passing comment to you, and how you felt to be so far out of your comfort zone.
Sometimes these things are hinted at, but I want more.”
Tourists on the Male waterfront.
“Another very different book to those usually found on Authonomy.
I liked the introduction of each chapter by the article or broadcast reinforcing that this is a different place to that which we are used to, that different laws which we often struggle to understand, prevail.
I like the concept of ‘pig slash dogs’ and the questions posed by immigration in respect of idol worship.
Would an iPad count, I wonder?
‘Dr James Traditional Medicine – working already’ – does not bear thinking about!
I am really enjoying this. I thought I would read a chapter or two at lunch and find myself in Chapter 4.
I will continue to read on and provide further comments.
Best of luck.” (Crispy)