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Stalking sharks or mourning camelsSolomon TimeWill RandallAbacus 799 pp285Ciao AsmaraJustin HillLittle Brown 1099 pp217Swimming sunbathing drinks this was the Falklands war for my friend Brian who was hundreds of miles away from the fighting on a lonely rock Brians war consisted of taking delivery of film from the distant front once a week or so and leisurely sending it to broadcasters in Britain When he returned to a familiar street tanned and relaxed he was astonished to see yellow ribbons around every bough and a banner spanning the road which read Welcome Home BrianIn every triumphant retelling of his story Brian resisted pressure to add that he had been worshipped as a god by the islanders and that his likeness worked in coconut and coral could still be found in their shrinesAccording to Solomon Time a peppery old salt not unlike Brian known as the Commander is venerated as the father of Mendali a village in one of the smallest of the Solomon Islands The Commander is also the deus ex machina of Will Randalls immensely likeable travel book Once encountered by the author on the rugger touchline the Commander leaves Mendali some money in his will Randall otherwise set for a future as a day-dreaming schoolmaster agrees to go to the South Pacific to disburse the legacySharks stalk his flimsy fishing vessel he is swept overboard and marooned on an even smaller island for a moment it seems as if he witnesses headhunters doing their worst fulfilling his fears about the trip Randall has a deceptively guileless style This allows him to negotiate the twin hazards which face the travel writer the boiling feeding frenzy of bravado and the desolate reef of faux naivetyOn second thoughts travel writing seems an inadequate and inaccurate description of what Randall and Justin Hill have achieved Its more like live-in writing since each man settled in the community he portrays a tougher undertaking than the dispatch of
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