I like this book a lot. It covers a bit of history and culture, some artwork and a whole lot of ceramic treasure. I love Tiki and the Mug represents the whole thing to me. A resturant would have its own flavour and the mug would be part of it, often a part of the cost of the drink so you had a reminder of your evening even if you didn't remember it at all, provided of course you didn't drop it on the way home.
A different era and a different location to my own but an insight into this world of dark mysterious far away lands of plenty, with the exotic life found only at the bottom of a Green vase with a snarlin' face.
But Tiki is back and not only over the pond but here in Europe too,Tiki mugs are made in their thousands again and some of the best are shown in the book along with their ancestors from way back.
So lie back in your home bar, kick off your slippers and light your pipe,get your significant other,( dressed in the correct attire), to mix you your favorite drink in your favourite,(drinking),mug and read until you can no longer focus, then just look at the fabulous pictures.
Must buy, Tikitastic!