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    Default Book and Kindle Editions - To The Woods - A Scot thru hikes the AT

    The reviews on my book on Amazon have been interesting. http://tinyurl.com/lbs4b2t

    One of the chapters is written in part in my Scots dialect, that is the language in which I think and speak when with my own folks - some readers have struggled with this. It's no more difficult than us Scots trying to follow a Tarantino move or a James Ellroy novel. But I think in hindsight I could have tried something different.

    As a visitor and one very interested in politics, I comment on what I see. Some readers have taken this as full-blooded socialism whilst others have seen it as a distraction. I would have been equally frank and forthright if hiking through Scotland. I don't think the social and political commentary is a distraction, but there are other books which are entirely about the AT so do please start there if that's what you want.

    Irrespective, if you buy a copy, I look forward to your feedback and comments.

    John

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    Well there's your next book - "Hiking Through Scots Land".
    Miles to go before I sleep. R. Frost

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    The reviews were interesting and I think most likely on the money as they seem genuine. As a descendant of your/our beautiful country I am always intrigued to understand the social economic differences, especially if they are from a person who hikes, likes Tarantino movies, and has a different point of view as mine. At 118 pages and self published I wonder if this is just a way to get ones political point of view across (not that that's a bad idea, kudos for capitalism) but will give it a shot...added to wish list. That's for the heads up John, good luck with the book.

    P.S. One of my all time favorite authors is a Brit, and as hard as I find his reading it is likely more about my deficiencies as a reader. I stuck with it, and he just made since. Love all his books ~Colin Fletcher that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    The reviews were interesting and I think most likely on the money as they seem genuine. As a descendant of your/our beautiful country I am always intrigued to understand the social economic differences, especially if they are from a person who hikes, likes Tarantino movies, and has a different point of view as mine. At 118 pages and self published I wonder if this is just a way to get ones political point of view across (not that that's a bad idea, kudos for capitalism) but will give it a shot...added to wish list. Thanks for the heads up John, good luck with the book.

    P.S. One of my all time favorite authors is a Brit, and as hard as I find his reading it is likely more about my deficiencies as a reader. I stuck with it, and he just made since. Love all his books ~Colin Fletcher that is.
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    Chuck. Many thanks. I have thought about it on occasion, but the weather is dreadful and the food isn't much better! John

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    Many thanks to you - I do hope you enjoy it. And thanks for the introduction to Colin Fletcher - I wasn't aware of his writings so will now add him to my wish list. John

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    Fletcher was also one of my favorites. And he said the same (weather and food) about hiking in Britain.
    Miles to go before I sleep. R. Frost

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Scott View Post
    Many thanks to you - I do hope you enjoy it. And thanks for the introduction to Colin Fletcher - I wasn't aware of his writings so will now add him to my wish list. John
    I think you'll like him, many of the little gems can be found in his foot notes at the bottoms of the pages...funny stuff. I've often thought a book just of his foot notes would make a very good book for the Loo.

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