Ron is the world's best Caribbean boat bum. Based on the fictional tropical island of Kayakoo, he lives a glorious life on a shoestring budget, managing to earn enough for rum and food. With an unquenchable optimism, he confronts the world and, as long as he has his leaky old wooden boat, manages to have fun, regardless of the current disaster.
Right on target
Very Caribbean Feel. Light breezy humor. Keeps the reader intrigued but not overwhelmed. Teja has an interesting background as a poet, musician, and sailor. Outstanding read for that escapist seeker looking to get lost in a high seas adventure novel. Required hammock reading even if you don't live in the tropics.
Eric Dondero, Author, Worldwide Multilingual Phrase Book
Highly recommended action/adventure
Ever wonder what it would be like to just pack it all in and sail the seven seas -- or at least the Caribbean? Well, wonder no more. Ed Teja has written a novel about doing just that. And you might have second or fourth thoughts about doing it
yourself! That said, however, I can guarantee you'll laugh out loud while reading about the antics of our anonymous narrator and his "boss", Ron Anejo -- a legend in his own mind.
THE LEGEND OF RON ANEJO is told from the point of view of a narrator we never fully meet "in person". The author merely shares the story, giving us glimpses of our hero's physique and an in-depth look into his mind, all the while keeping his
name a secret (no easy feat, I imagine, while writing). It works.
Characterization is wholly developed from the main characters on down to Ron's boat, the Meinn Gott. Yes, the boat takes on a life of her own, and in sometimes typical female fashion, plays hard to get. The adventures they experience, Ron Anejo's seemingly endless optimistic outlook on life -- even with Murphy's Law working overtime against him -- are all fodder for an exciting, laugh out loud read. Our narrator's thoughts and witty dialogue are exceptionally insightful.
For an eye-opening and thoroughly delightful read told entirely from the male psyche, don't miss THE LEGEND OF RON ANEJO. As a female reader, I was glad to have the opportunity to see what makes some men tick -- and was pleasantly surprised.
Congratulations. Sounds like my kind of adventure. Bumming in the Caribbean is many a adventure's dream. My sailing in the Caribbean has been limited to cruises. The only time I ever got to sail a boat was around Alcatraz one foggy evening in July. I was at the tiller until my feet slipped on the wet wood hull and I found myself on my back on the bottom in a steer less sailboat. Fortunately, the owner and captain was there and he sailed her directly into the slip–incredible. I was supposed to buy half of that 1948 32 footer, but I declined because I was leaving the Bay Area. My $2000 investment at that time would've reaped $30,000 when the boat was sold in the 1990s.