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Satan's Gut, Sausage Boats and Ice Kisses: Review by Sam Lewis This is travel guide for those seeking a thrilling experience or a bold adventure! Written almost as a journal/information book, this non fiction write up details Tony’s courage at his daring outdoor pursuits and valiant voyages. The author has written informally, and the book almost has the feel that you are catching up with a friend. There are many humerous elements to his style of writing and although adventure travelling to the extreme that the author did, is not for me I imagine that he would be very appealing to those seeking the same thrills. If I am being completely honest the book in its entirety was not for me but not because of the way it was presented, it had interesting points, drew you in with the humour and beautiful pictures of exciting landscapes. Ordinarily this book would not be for me due to the genre, as it is not something I would have picked up, however I do feel that there is a niche audience for this and those interested would be encouraged by it. Interesting insight into a extreme travellers guide for beginners or those teetering on the edge of a thrilling adventure!
Calling all adventure seekers! Ever wanted to ride the wild Colorado, fly down the Cresta run at St Moritz or stand at the North Pole? Then do it! Here Tony Fosgate relates what it feels like to be half drowned in the "Big Drops" in Cataract Canyon, Utah, how best to avoid leaving a limb behind on the world's most famous toboggan track and why in a life and death situation with a Polar Bear it is important to remember that its head is bullet proof. Whether it is accidentally trying out for the British Bob Skeleton Olympic team on a concrete ice run, tying up a husky train in knots or simply waiting in a queue to get to the North Pole until the timely 'intervention' of one Hillary Clinton, the urge to go to extremes brings with it all sorts of unforeseen consequences, a number of life lessons and sometimes a big helping of humble pie. This wry, funny and informative look at an anxious thrill seeker's first three outings also explains some of the background and history of the activities and places themselves. And the author is not afraid to ask some big questions: If the Colorado has so much water in it why doesn't it ever get to the sea? Is it possible to eat in St Moritz if you aren't a multi-millionaire? And is cheerleading statistically more dangerous than whitewater rafting? Perhaps one question remains: why do anything so risky at all? Maybe part of the answer is in this book, probably not. All we know is that you only live once. And Life should be a bit of an adventure....
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Publication date: 01/02/2019
Publisher: MR Anthony Fosgate
|Publication date:||1st February 2019|
|Publisher:||MR Anthony Fosgate|
|Genres:||History, The Real World, Travel,|
|Categories:||Travel & holiday guides, Humour, Travel & holiday, Extreme sports,|
Tony Fosgate is an inveterate traveller and has been to many parts of the globe, enjoying the sights and sounds and the prospect on occasion of being moderately scared by some new adventure activity, (or even sometimes terrified). He rarely returns to the same place twice and has no interest in an all inclusive villa holiday.More About Tony Fosgate