Extreme travel writing for fans of Bill Bryson, Peter Moore, P.J. O'Rourke, Tim Moore.
Tim Cahill sleeps with grizzly bears. He also treks with llamas, inches his way through the deepest cave in America, and assesses the cuteness quotient of giant clams in the South Pacific - all in the service of some of the most lively, nerve-wracking, and outrageous travel writing of our time.
From the wastes of Antarctica to the blazing oil fields of Kuwait, and from an evening of demonic possession in Bali to a session on Guatemala's Throne of Terror, PECKED TO DEATH BY DUCKS is a grand tour of the earth's remote, exotic, and dismal places, conducted with irresistible aplomb by a master of high (and low) adventure.
Tim Cahill is the author of seven books, including A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg, Jaguars Ripped My Flesh, Pecked to Death by Ducks, Pass the Butterworms
and Hold the Enlightenment
. He is an editor at large for Outside
magazine, and his work appears in National Geographic Adventure, The New York Times Book Review,
and other national publications. He lives in Montana.
‘Tim Cahill is a good companion to quip with while you explore most of the continents, taking time out, as few of us rarely do, to get good and properly lost’,‘Irreverence is a specialty of Tim Cahill’s generation and he ranks among its apostles’,Tim Cahill lives the life of adventure we all wanted when we were kids’,‘Cahill can be a lot of fun to hang out with. Here is a writer blessed not only with wit and style, but feeling and compassion’