[PDF] ✈ Disappointment River By Brian Castner – Writerscompany.co.uk
A really fascinating subject but ultimately disappointing due to writing styleSee myreview Not quite what I expected, butA reflective account of several lives connected by a tumultuous river Reading this book I was reminded that beyond our tame exiatences is passion, unpredictability, the unexpected, and for some of those still bol Interesting research, but clearly written for a macho male audience.See my other ten word book reviews at my blog tenwordbookreviews.wordpress.com I received a free Kindle copy of Disappointment River by Brian Castner courtesy of Net Galley and Doubleday Books, the publisher It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads Barnes and Noble and my nonfiction book review blog I also posted it to my Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google Plus pages.I requested this book as the description sounded interesting a mix of history and a modern day reenactment This is the first book by Brian Castner tha I received a free Kindle copy of Disappointment River by Brian Castner courtesy of This well crafted memoir biography takes the reader on an intense journey into the history of Alexander Mackenzie s exploration of northwest passage as we follow the author make the same journey 200 years later Wow Well done A highly enjoyable tale of a historic canoe journey and a modern day trip to trace the original path More historical and travel journal than adventure, but Castner does a good job of putting you in the heart of the Mackenzie River I got itchy just thinking about the mosquito swarms In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie Traveled 1200 Miles On The Immense River In Canada That Now Bears His Name, In Search Of The Fabled Northwest Passage That Had Eluded Mariners For Hundreds Of Years In 2016, The Acclaimed Memoirist Brian Castner Retraced Mackenzie S Route By Canoe In A Grueling Journey And Discovered The Passage He Could Not Find Disappointment River Is A Dual Historical Narrative And Travel Memoir That At Once Transports Readers Back To The Heroic Age Of North American Exploration And Places Them In A Still Rugged But Increasingly Fragile Arctic Wilderness In The Process Of Profound Alteration By The Dual Forces Of Globalization And Climate Change Fourteen Years Before Lewis And Clark, Mackenzie Set Off To Cross The Continent Of North America With A Team Of Voyageurs And Chipewyan Guides, To Find A Trade Route To The Riches Of The East What He Found Was A River That He Named Disappointment Mackenzie Died Thinking He Had Failed He Was Wrong In This Book, Brian Castner Not Only Retells The Story Of Mackenzie S Epic Voyages In Vivid Prose, He Personally Retraces His Travels, Battling Exhaustion, Exposure, Mosquitoes, White Water Rapids And The Threat Of Bears He Transports Readers To A World Rarely Glimpsed In The Media, Of Tar Sands, Thawing Permafrost, Remote Indigenous Villages And, At The End, A Wide Open Arctic Ocean That Could Become A Far Northern Mississippi Of Barges And Pipelines And Oil Money. Enjoyed the tracing of a historical trip I would recommend reading I won this book through goodreads. I won this in a Goodreads giveaway I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Interesting read, but not quite into the writing style.