ALONE AGAINST THE NORTH BY ADAM SHOALTS
Viking, 304pp. 2015
Peter Shoalts is a modern explorer. His ambitious personality and great story-telling draw the reader into the remote wilderness of the Great White North. His intelligent and humorous writing style enhances this adventurous story and kept me intrigued from page to page. From encounters with polar bears to his fight against the frigid cold, I felt like I was on this amazing journey with him.
Despite Adam's somewhat arrogant nature, I found myself reading straight through this book. I literally could not put the book down and ended up reading it straight through in a cafe (nothing more pleasing than an afternoon with a good book and a mug of herbal tea!).
I found myself somewhat envious of Adam's adventures and gradually become more and more desirous to embark on my own adventure. For the weeks following this read, I found myself hiking more often and stepping outside for my triathlon training with a little less trepidation.
A fantastic read for both outdoorsman and home-body alike.