Saturday, October 2, 2010

First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria

I finished this book today.  First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria is the author, Eve Brown-Waite's, personal journey through Ecuador and Uganda.  She begins as a Peace Corps volunteer, falling in love with her recruiter.  She leaves for her two- year commitment in Ecuador, but leaves early due to unexpected circumstances.  However, she gets a second chance at third-world living when her husband gets a job offer in Uganda.

The book is funny and interesting, but at times drags.  I enjoyed it and finished it, but I didn't love it.  It's not a book that I would re-read, or that I would consider one of my favorite books.  If you like to travel, or enjoy reading about others travels, you'll enjoy it.  Be warned, there is some cussing.  Not a ton, but the occasional word seeps in.  So if you're looking for a personal account of life in a third-world country that's funny, yet whiney, pick it up.

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