Naked in Haiti: A Sexy Morality Tale About Tourists, Prostitutes & Politicians
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Nicely voyeuristic. Often sexy. Sometimes thought provoking. Feb 16, 2008
By Gen Falel
Here's the setup of this true story: The author (who claims to be a college prof from the U.S.) goes to Haiti on a 'business trip' so he can get some extramarital nooky as a sex tourist.
As he's going there, he meets a female U.N. social worker and decides, when asked, to play it straight with her and tells her openly what he's doing.
He's in Haiti to have lots of consensual and recreational sex with willing female adults who will enjoy his company in exchange for money.
She's horrified and curious, asks if she can watch him pick up the girls, and makes a point of learning what she can about the situation as part of her 'sister solidarity.'
"Sister Solidarity" is her phrase, and it's a pretty nice one; I wish she'd written the book.
Our actual author, however, is probably a teacher at an agricultural mechanics vocational school in Texas. His writing has no life, his insights are juvenile and a chore to read, and only the subject matter carries the story.
The subject, however, is as interesting as sex always is. Haiti's government, governors, and headline national news incidents all have personal walk-ons into the book.
The book manages occasional moments of high interest intrigue, sexy interludes, and philosophical questions. In the hands of a better writer, it could all have been interesting to anyone.
As it is, it's interesting as a vicarious trip into an area of very hazy morality. If you think fantasizing about this could be fun, skim this book.