- From the author of The Ice Soldier, comes a real-life adventure among the fjords and icy mountains of Norway.
- Certain geographies speak to people. We are awed by mountains, challenged by the ocean, haunted by the bleakness of deserts. The effect of landscape on human consciousness is at the heart of novelist Paul Watkins’s exhilarating travel story. Long bewitched by the stark beauty of the Scandinavian Alps, Watkins sets off among the ice-clad peaks and dark fjords of the arctic with only a tent and rucksack. On the way, he stops at rustic inns, follows the paths of other solitary travelers, navigates the punishing weather, and confronts the magisterial presence of the past among these mountains–a journey that makes for one of our finest accounts of the life and the land in the frozen north.
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“Paul Watkins has written an excellent travel book, fun to read, informative, suspenseful. He makes you feel you’re there with him, waiting for what happens next. He writes with love and skill. I read this book before a trip to Norway, a country I’d never visited, and was grateful for Watkins’s insights about that fascinating country.” By Shulamit
“Order and read this before my trip to Norway. I enjoy the book a lot. You probably do not need to be going to Norway to enjoy this book, but it did add dimension to my trip.” By Iowa key
Kindle Price: Paperback $14.40
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Picador; Reprint edition (December 12, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,552 in Books