A story about what happens to an everyday, normal guy who is accidentally thrust into an unforgiving environment and the changes he undergoes as he tries to adapt. It is visceral and sometimes depressing, but it is a story of survival.
Very different from the author's other books, but I am sure it had a lot to do with the medical issues he has been going through lately. Maybe Jeremy saw a little of himself in the main character. Whatever the case, you can tell he put a lot of his soul into it.
An enjoyable read and recommended. 5 stars.
Reading this has been so much fun so in case you do speak German - go and get Erkenbach's "Abenteuer Highlands".
The author, a famous and well travelled tv journalist, ends up in the remote Scottish Highlands with a man she rarely knows.
All these little everyday adverntures she has to "survive" out there in the beautiful wilderness of Europe's far North, her thoughts filled with humour and wisdom.
And yes, she falls in love with the guy and they get together but the adventures seem to be as amuseing as they are neverending.
Her stories vary considerably, from historical murders to funny neighbours, extraordinary customs and hilarious mishaps like the lost pants on the bike - I will not give too much away. Just read it and be happy.
Five stars from me MS Erkenbach!