Great book on the South Pacific
I highly recommend it to anybody thinking about going to the Cook Islands or other parts of the region. It's called "The Sex Lives of Cannibals" and as you can probably tell by the title it's very tonge in cheek. But it will give you great insight into the Cook Islands, its history and the culture there. I've pre-ordered Troost's next book which is coming out in a month. A very funny writer, well-worth picking up if you're heading to this part of the world.