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The Backpacker (Paperback): John Harris

The Backpacker (Paperback)

John Harris

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For fans of Alex Garland's "The Beach," a true story of out-of-control travel"" ""Leaving the blinding sand for the cool shade of the trees, I walked carefully through the undergrowth to where Dave, using two twigs as chopsticks, was picking up a freshly severed human finger . . . "" John's trip to India starts badly when his girlfriend, with whom he is traveling, returns home. Left to his own devices, he soon finds himself looking at the sharp end of a knife in a train station cubicle. But his life is saved--and turned upside down--by Rick, an enigmatic fellow traveler who persuades John to question his mundane plans for the future, risking it all for much, much more. Fast forward to the Thai island of Koh Pha-Ngan, where John, Rick, and their new friend Dave pose as millionaire aristocrats in a hedonistic Eden of beautiful women, free drugs, and wild beach parties. However, when they find themselves hotly pursued by the Thai Mafia, they embark on adrenaline-fueled journeys to Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, and Hong Kong, facing danger at every turn. This is not travel writing for the faint of heart: this is an unbelievable true story of the hunt for excess, at any cost.


Imprint: Summersdale Publishers
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2009
First published: November 2011
Authors: John Harris
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
ISBN-13: 978-1-84024-771-8
Categories: Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel writing > General
Books > Travel > Travel writing > General
LSN: 1-84024-771-1
Barcode: 9781840247718

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