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Having loved a couple of the Christopher Moore books earlier this year, this one came to me via Jay, who'd had a bad reaction to one of his vampire novels and was feeling disillusioned. I packed it in my case for a recent trip, and once I'd started reading I was completely hooked: to the extent of ploughing through it whilst I really should have been sleeping off the jet lag.
Without giving away the whole plot, the book revolves around a failed pilot who gets an apparent dream job flying a top-of-the-range Learjet on hops to Japan for a mysterious couple on a Polynesian island, complete with armed guards, a minefield, state-of-the-art medical facilities and a resident cannibal. Go on, work out the plot from that lot, I dare you.
I raved about it to Jay, and I think I may have converted her.
Try it yourself, too.