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I've long been fascinated by Haiti, a country I associate with brutal dictatorship and voodoo. Ian Thomson has produced a readable, sometimes very funny, culturally astute book, which blends travelogue with cultural history. It hasn't made me want to visit Haiti, but it falls into a category I like to think of as "I'm so glad he's gone there so that I don't have to". A very impressive account by a skilful writer. Recommended to fans of quality travel writing (e.g. Paul Theroux) and anyone interested in the culture of Papa Doc and voodoo.