THE BLOB THAT ATE OAXACA
(AND OTHER TRAVEL TALES)
This book could be called "through India, Mexico and Baja in a wheel-chair." Amantea makes the most of beggars in Mahabalipuram, gorgeous bodies on Oaxaca, Redwood Forests in Guerrero Negro, and visions out of his past.
"...he can in a moment merge the painful and the comic...tenderly erotic, as are Amantea's memories of his male lover. Braver still are the times when the writer touches on his madness, a mental breakdown which he describes without self-pity and with an affecting frankness..."
--- THE LONDON TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
"Amantea writes with great wit...The kaleidoscopic journey makes you want to leave your routine and vamoose. Unfortunately, this was Amantea's last work, according to the author's note, which also says this is a novel."
--- THE WHOLE EARTH REVIEW
"A very funny writer..."
--- NEW AGE JOURNAL"And now for something completely different..."
--- THE DISABILITY RAG
ISBN 30-917320-32-8 (Softcover) $12.95