All Over the Map

| May 5, 2019


More Amusing Ways and Woes of Morgan McFinn – the World’s Most Committed Leisure Activist

A year after the publication of his ‘paradise journal’ Out of the Loop, slacker extraordinaire Morgan McFinn finally relinquishes his hammock on the glorious shores of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Siam. In an attempt to widen his orbit of earthly experiences, McFinn sets off to other exotic locales around Southeast Asia and even further afield. Taking up residence in a series of charming hotels, he attempts, as usual, to make himself as comfortable as possible …

Several sojourns take our man to Phnom Penh, where he stays at the Hotel Paradise, hobnobs with members of the ex-pat community, and undertakes a daunting philanthropic enterprise. On an island in Greece, he stays at the Hotel Rex, visits his old friend the “hermit-poet” of Patmos, and wades through the choppy waters of two holiday romances. At the Hotel Rockholm by the Arabian Sea in Southwest India, McFinn does his best to rekindle the pleasures of a bygone era when the British Raj was the toast of the town. And in the midst of all this, our boy even manages to inject some action into his idle and idyllic lifestyle – by planning a murder in Marrakesh …


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