Skip to content

New review for The Only Genuine Jones

Alex Roddie
Alex Roddie
1 min read

The Only Genuine Jones was published almost a year ago but the blog reviews are still coming in. I thought I would share the latest one because I think it’s one of the best reviews I have yet received on any platform, and really showcases how the book resonates with some readers.

The review was posted by Alistair Young on his outdoor blog, Stravaiger’s eBothy. Some choice quotes:

“Alex’s style brought the scenes to vivid life and I could imagine being there, right then, mingling with the greats. It was then I realised I could really enjoy this book. In fact I actually got really excited when it became evident they’d have to sit out a storm on the summit of The Ben. Not in a modern bivvy or mountain tent. Or even call up the rescue (for this is the 1890s) but dig their way INTO the observatory!”
“I’m throughly glad I read this book. It’s been a long time coming I think. That mix of historical fact and lively imagination coupled with a deeply philosohpical vein that Alex mines superbly. The evening in Glencoe will stay with me for a long time and I’m sure I’ll look on the old place in a new light the next time I’m up on those crags.”

Many thanks to Alistair for posting such a fantastic review.

Notes

Alex Roddie

Happiest on a mountain. Writer, story-wrangler, digital and film photographer. Editor of Sidetracked magazine (I make the words come out good).

Comments


Related Posts

Members Public

Welcome to the new blog!

Alexroddie.com is back from the dead and better than ever before. Soon I'll be blogging like it's 2011 again...

Welcome to the new blog!
Members Public

Attitudes and Altitude: a new Sidetracked project, and a journey across the Alps

I'll be spending much of the rest of the summer in the Alps, trekking and a bit of running from Ventimiglia to Zermatt. It's going to be an incredible adventure. I can't wait to begin.

Attitudes and Altitude: a new Sidetracked project, and a journey across the Alps
Members Public

Twenty years as a writer: a first look at The Farthest Shore

A few thoughts about the long and winding road to the publication of my new book.

Twenty years as a writer: a first look at The Farthest Shore

Mastodon