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Tim Cahill (born 1944 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a travel writer who lives in Livingston, Montana, United States. Jaguars Ripped My Flesh: Adventure is a Risky Business, Bantam Books: 1987. A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg, Vintage Books: 1989. Road Fever: A High-Speed Travelogue, Random House: 1991.

Cahill shows that adventure is everyone's business. A crackling collection of first-person adventure essays, culled for the most part from Outside and Geo magazines, by the author of Buried Dreams. As the tongue-in-cheek title hints, Cahill is well aware of the lurid tradition of earlier adventure tales, in which eye-patched heroes battle blood-crazed zombies while half-naked nymphos breathe heavily in the background. Cahill's work is a deliberate anti-dote to this adolescent machismo.

Jaguars Ripped My Flesh book. This is a well-written collection of essays by Cahill, subtitled Adventure is a Risky Business, that succeeds best when Cahill is trying to make due with human nature rather than mother nature. Or, possibly, that’s just where my interests lie.

Jaguars Ripped My Flesh

Jaguars Ripped My Flesh. A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg. Road Fever. Pecked to Death by Ducks. Jaguars Ripped My Flesh. Tim Cahill is the author of five books. I pointed out that there was a tradition of outdoor adventure and travel writing in American literature-James Fennimore Cooper, Herman Melville, Mark Twain-and that the tradition was not well served by the stories in Men’s Challenge. If you’re diving and see a shark, a real man-eater, that’s enough for a story right there, I argued. Just seeing a certain kind of shark is an adventure.

This set of Tim Cahill's travel essays isn't quite as funny as some of his others, but is a fascinating look at the world from someone who's been all over it.

Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). From the Inside Flap. This set of Tim Cahill's travel essays isn't quite as funny as some of his others, but is a fascinating look at the world from someone who's been all over it. These are essays for those of us who would love to travel to strange, exotic (and not so exotic) places if it weren't for the fact that it'd be so darn uncomfortable. Pecked To Death By Ducks, Random House: 1993.

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For sheer romp, it's hard to resist Tim Cahill's JAGUARS RIPPED MY FLESH: Adventure Is a Risky Business (306 pp. .

It's jaunty, irreverent, full of arduous adventures and loaded with the sort of one-liners Mike Hammer would have enjoyed (''There are no punch lines in the jungle''). Mr. Cahill does not relate his adventures with high literary style or imbue them with metaphysics, and it's tempting to imagine what a Conrad or Melville would have made of such extraordinary events, people and places.

Describes the author's experiences and adventures while traveling in the wilderness areas of the world

Jaguars Ripped My Flesh: Adventure is a Risky Business epub download

ISBN13: 978-0553342765

ISBN: 0553342762

Author: Tim Cahill

Category: Reference

Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides

Language: English

Publisher: Bantam; Reissue edition (September 1, 1987)

Pages: 306 pages

ePUB size: 1424 kb

FB2 size: 1736 kb

Rating: 4.4

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Mildorah
A roaring good read. This set of Tim Cahill's travel essays isn't quite as funny as some of his others, but is a fascinating look at the world from someone who's been all over it. These are essays for those of us who would love to travel to strange, exotic (and not so exotic) places if it weren't for the fact that it'd be so darn uncomfortable. I particularly like to read him while in an extremely comfortable house in a quiet suburb in an out-of-the-way, boring part of the planet. Since this is a collection of essays, they will start to run together after a few.

Pros -
+ A fascinating look at places all over the world
+ Easy read
+ Tim Cahill does some amazing stuff and writes about it engagingly
+ Is a good book for short periods of reading, say with breakfast or in the powder room

Cons -
- The author has a definite world-view that sometimes has a heavy tone
- Not a cover-to-cover read

An interesting read for armchair travelers.

Recommended

CFH
Mildorah
A roaring good read. This set of Tim Cahill's travel essays isn't quite as funny as some of his others, but is a fascinating look at the world from someone who's been all over it. These are essays for those of us who would love to travel to strange, exotic (and not so exotic) places if it weren't for the fact that it'd be so darn uncomfortable. I particularly like to read him while in an extremely comfortable house in a quiet suburb in an out-of-the-way, boring part of the planet. Since this is a collection of essays, they will start to run together after a few.

Pros -
+ A fascinating look at places all over the world
+ Easy read
+ Tim Cahill does some amazing stuff and writes about it engagingly
+ Is a good book for short periods of reading, say with breakfast or in the powder room

Cons -
- The author has a definite world-view that sometimes has a heavy tone
- Not a cover-to-cover read

An interesting read for armchair travelers.

Recommended

CFH
OTANO
So excellent I bought several for gifts. Funny, fascinating. Something to fill downtime for people with the thrill seeking gene. Feet hurt from the ultra? Curl up with this baby.
OTANO
So excellent I bought several for gifts. Funny, fascinating. Something to fill downtime for people with the thrill seeking gene. Feet hurt from the ultra? Curl up with this baby.
Freighton
TIM CAHILL is one of the best travel/adventure writers in the business. He writes with wisdom, insight, and a gentle spirit that accepts humanity in all of its many aspects without passing judgment. Add in his ever present humor and ability to see something slightly amusing in even dire circumstances, and you have a winner. Every time.
Freighton
TIM CAHILL is one of the best travel/adventure writers in the business. He writes with wisdom, insight, and a gentle spirit that accepts humanity in all of its many aspects without passing judgment. Add in his ever present humor and ability to see something slightly amusing in even dire circumstances, and you have a winner. Every time.
Dagdage
As advertised
Dagdage
As advertised
Ghordana
Gave Cahill books to my teen grandchildren. Adventurous and funny.
Ghordana
Gave Cahill books to my teen grandchildren. Adventurous and funny.
Gavigamand
Arrived in good condition. No problems
Gavigamand
Arrived in good condition. No problems
Tygralbine
Entertaining and real! Inspired many day dreams and musings about my own trips and helped me see adventure in a whole new way.
Tygralbine
Entertaining and real! Inspired many day dreams and musings about my own trips and helped me see adventure in a whole new way.
A great read!

A recent trip to Machu Picchu compelled me to go back and read this book for yet another time!

Tim Cahill is one of the great story tellers of our time!,
A great read!

A recent trip to Machu Picchu compelled me to go back and read this book for yet another time!

Tim Cahill is one of the great story tellers of our time!,