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    Steampunk Blockbusterdom! Barry Sonnenfeld's Wild Wild West is a movie that I have avoided for over 15 years. I have no frame of reference with the source materials, but even though I'm a huge Westerns fan, it wasn't this, or the critical pounding it got on release, that kept me away. It was the original trailers for it, it just looked like a garbled over budgeted mess - which it kinda is. However, that's not to say there isn't fun to be had, because for all its a lot of failings (poor effects, not good script, waste of a powerful cast, superficiality), there is some verve and swagger, excitement, Will Smith's likability and some splendid gadgets. Having very low expectations no doubt helped me out, but I would hardly call this a 1/10 type of film. I say chill out with a beer, turn the home cinema speakers up and just roll with it, because thinking about it too deeply could possibly create you angry... 5/10

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    Wild Country: The World of the Others, Book 2 review []  2020-1-5 18:30

    This story runs parallel to Etched in Bone, and is set in the city of Bennett. The first two thirds are the dance of Wolfgard and human female (again) with the Wolf damage and mad from loss (again) and the woman trying to search her put in a fresh social structure.Unfortunately, Bishop has allowed her joy of sadistic violence with no point to resurface in book 7. I don't recommend this book, particularly for those of us who have developed an allergy to characters who rape and torture their method through the story with no value to the plot.Go back and read Lake Silence (book six) again instead.

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    Wild Country: The World of the Others, Book 2 review []  2020-1-5 18:30

    Really surprised at all of the five star ratings. Huh? I have read all of the others series. I am large fan of Simon and Meg, Vlad and grandfather, elementals. Loved them all. This book really was a allow down. What was up was how unrealistic Jana and Barb were in understanding poor guys , AND Barb lived in lakeside. She was there for all of the poor things of prejudice that happened with Lakeside as sister of a cop, she really should have known better. I mean talk about head in the sand. Jesse and Tobias got it, but for some reason they didn’t. Hopefully Scythe will develop. Tolya should have had a better understanding, did Vlad not communicate at all or Grandfather Erebus? The “humans” were a bit of a allow down with the head in the sand mentality. Thought this was going somewhere but kept getting lost in who might be a main hero there were so a lot of to choose from, but didn’t really care. Just wondered where this could go. Spoiler. Most interesting event in this book was Tolya having sex. The vamps haven’t in any of the others I don’t think. Could have been better. I will hold reading the series, but this was 3 x the cost with lots less quality.

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    Wild Country: The World of the Others, Book 2 review []  2020-1-5 18:30

    This captivating story from the globe of The Others focuses on the city of Bennett situated in the Midwest near the Elder Hills with the nearby Intuit settlement of Prairie Gold. The main characters Jana Paniccia, Jesse Walker and her son, Tobias, Barb Debaney, and Tolya Sanguinati, were introduced in the Others #4, MARKED IN FLESH. This story runs concurrently with the timeline with some happenings from #5 ETCHED IN BONE so the catastrophic actions that occurred during the Amazing Predation when the Elders decided to brutally thin the human herds have just happened a short time e Elders are allowing Bennett to be resettled but run entirely by the terra indigene with Tolya Sanguinati as mayor and Virgil Wolfgard as the “snarly” sheriff. Jana Paniccia agreed to take a job as a deputy in this frontier city where life is much as it was back in the early frontier days. A lot of fresh people have come to take over the grim task of cleaning out the homes and businesses of the previous population that was totally annihilated by the mad Elders in response to the Humans First and Latest made war. Every man, women, and kid was taken out, only the Intuits who have been mates of the terra indigene survived in Prairie Gold. A lot of people are moving to Bennett, most of them good, but some very poor outlaws who wish to take over the city have nefarious plans to overthrow Mayor Tolya and his terra indigene council. A fresh crop of villains, and for the first time they are Intuits, are shown in a negative light using their inborn skills to swindle humans. The Blackstone Guild of Intuits prey on those left alive by travelling the available railways. A former member of their guild has been hiding out in Prairie Gold for some group of settlers has with them a young blood prophet whom they rescued. More terra indigene are also moving into the area, regrouping after their own losses. Saul, a Panthergard, shows up with an unusual foster “nephew” of his own: a young man who has connections to the cassandra sangues that will intrigue fans of this series. Jana’s boss, Virgil, barely tolerates humans; he and Jana have quite a lot to figure out between them in order to work together without teeth biting or bullets flying. Sparks take wing in another method as Jana and Tobias Walker form an intriguing relationship as well as two other characters. Those of us who have wished for a bit more romance in this Urban Fantasy series will be is hard not to shake one’s head watching the people who never seem to catch on to the fact that the Elders will no longer tolerate poor humans. And Elder/terra indigene justice bites back in a fatal way. This tale took me on an intense and sometimes very emotional journey with these known characters and the fresh ones. It is thrilling and satisfying to be back in this creative and sometimes very scary world. Readers will be well happy and very interested to see life from the perspective of this newly reformed frontier city and how its inhabitants cope with the fresh paradigm where humans have lost much of, and in some places, all of their autonomy. All the land is all wild country now.

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    Wild Country: The World of the Others, Book 2 review []  2020-1-5 18:30

    Now we are talking!Wild Country was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!! It was as amazing as reading a Meg and Simon's book! It had all the right elements to hook me from the very first e timeline of Wild Country is around the time Crispin's brother shows up to the Lakeside Courtyard on Etched in Bone. We obtain to meet fresh characters and obtain to know more of the old ones ssie and Tobias Walker (mother and son) are Intuits. Jessie gets a "feel" for people while Tobias gets a "feel" for animals. They are both from Prairie Gold but are helping Tolya Sanguinatti, the Vampire who's in charge of Bennett. All humans from Bennett were killed by the Elders after the Human First and Latest Movement attacked the Others and Tolya is in charge of repopulating it with the right kind of humans.Jana Paniccia is hired to work with Bennett's sheriff, Virgil Wolfgard. Virgil has all the right reasons to hate the humans but he understands why they might need Jana. His idea of dealing with women is to place them in jail under a "me time" b Debeny is in charge of the pets and the relocation of them to fresh homes. She has a satisfied personality and is very friendly, traits which can be confusing to the terra indigene especially to Virgil.Wild Country was fabulous! I couldn't be happier that we are able to learn more about these characters. I love to read what was going through Tolya's head. Virgil and Jana's interaction with the puppy had me laughing at loud. I like the idea of Jana and Tobias together too. Jessi had so a lot of necessary interactions, one I didn't see it coming. I wonder what will happen next with this mixed community of terra indigene and humans and who else shows up.Wild Country was engaging, fast-paced, funny and sad at times. Definitely a winner!!5/5 Fangs

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    Wild Country: The World of the Others, Book 2 review []  2020-1-5 18:30

    I preordered the book because I've really enjoyed the other books in the series but this one felt like it crashed and burned. One thing that I was really conscious of was that men are very definitely in charge and are at worst horrific predators, which makes the women always subservient or victims. I don't have fun that as the dynamic. The men are always in charge of deciding whether to let a woman to step out of traditional roles, and most women seem keen to be kept in traditional roles. There seems to be very small decency in this book, and there's the beginning of a rape and torture session provided late in the story. But it happens to a woman who isn't "good," so that's ok? The story itself seemed boring and rather disjointed. It didn't hold my interest, and I skimmed through it, which I don't do for this author. Very dissatisfied with this book and won't be preordering the next. Hopefully it will be better, or I'm done with the Others.

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    Wild Country: The World of the Others, Book 2 review []  2020-1-5 18:30

    I enjoyed the first six books set in this globe so much. This one was a true disappointment. It was dark and depressing. Also, it was confusing. It created no sense to me why Toyla and company tolerated so much from these villians. Especially with so much riding on the success of the town. It was so out of hero and diminished the Others in a way. There was a lot event in this book and it just didn't seem to tie together. Some of the happenings seemed to just be there for no true reason. Like the dog package attack. And wow, I disliked Jana. She was so sure that she always knew better than everyone else. There is always a price to pay for that kind of arrogance and those types are never the ones who pay. It's always the innocent, the decent, and the courageous who pay. I don't think she learned anything or grew as a character. The first six books were so amazing that I think I will be reading the next one. But if it is as dark as this one, I'm out.

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    Wild Country: The World of the Others, Book 2 review []  2020-1-5 18:30

    This fresh book of Anne Bishop is "SO SO" at best. The first 25% of the book is almost a repeat of the same happenings that occurred in "Etched in bone". A complete waste of time for me as a reader, allow alone for a writer as amazing Anne Bishop usually is. The growth between characters was slow, and when you finally think that they've finally gotten somewhere; an absolutely horrible and abrupt ending occurs.I went versus my original instincts and paid the $14 because of all the 5 star ratings, this book unfortunately is not worth the price, and not up to the authors usual quality of work.

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    Wild Country: The World of the Others, Book 2 review []  2020-1-5 18:30

    Author has an engaging writing style and the characters are fun to read about. However, plot and pacing are a problem. This book returns to the city of mixed others and humans established in the books of the previous series. A lot of of the same characters are here with a few additions. The set up takes more then half the book and is frankly slow. The final confrontation with the human bandits trying to take over the city is contrived and has conceptual holes in it. Not sure I will continue with series. It is on the expensive end of kindle books, and always seems to be a balance of amazing writing with shaky plot.

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    Wild Country: The World of the Others, Book 2 review []  2020-1-5 18:30

    This second book in the Globe of the Others is a Western complete with outlaws, cattle rustlers and con men. Bennett was one of the towns where the Others killed everyone in retaliation for members of Humans First killing terra indigene. However, it's position on the railroad and its role as a transportation hub means that the terra indigene don't wish to lose it. Neither do the humans in the zone that survived the andfather Erebus has place Tolya Sanguinati in charge. He has been working with Jesse Walker, an Intuit from Prairie Gold, to determine what kind of population they need to create the city viable. The Lakeside Courtyard has held some hiring fairs to search Intuits and Easy Life people to fill required positions - ranch hands, doctors, lawyers, among others. But other people are taking a look at Bennett as an opportunity too.Jana Paniccia isn't an Intuit or Easy Life but an anonymous phone call sends her to the Lakeside Courtyard looking for a job as a Deputy. She has faced all sorts of harassment to go through the Police Academy but can't search a job because she's a woman even though jobs are unfilled after the Amazing Predation. She has a chip on her shoulder, no true life experience, and a need to protect and serve even if it means working with Sheriff Virgil Wolfgard who has no reason to like so there is Barbara Ellen Debany (Barb) who is an almost-vet and taking care of all the abandoned pets left in Bennett. Since her brother is one of the cops working with the Lakeside Courtyard, the Others take a unique interest in ere are so a lot of interesting characters in this one. From a family with same sex parents who have adopted four children - a wolf, a coyote, a hawk, and a blood prophet - to a Harvester named Scythe who is running the local saloon. There's a family with a Skippy kid who are looking for a put that accepts her. There is a member of the panthergard and his adopted human brother who is likely the son of a blood nnett is also becoming a magnet for a wide dozens of outlaws. Parlen Blackstone is the head of an Intuit guild of gamblers and con men who have usually ridden the trains to hold them one step ahead of their victims. His daughter Abigail ran away from him three years earlier and has been hiding under a various persona in Prairie Gold. Her ability to sense which jewel can match with a person to bring them luck - or disaster - is a very unusual Intuit ability. I liked that the names of the outlaws hearkened back to the Wild West - the Bonneys, the Parkers.I liked the bits of humor in the story too. Jana's fresh puppy and his toy Cowboy Bob added some lightness to a rather dark story and gave a possibility to see how Others and humans can look at the same thing in two very various is was a story that didn't focus on one character. The focus seemed to me about trying to build a community created up of all varieties of humans and Others. It was about fighting for that community and that vision and the bumps along the method and the costs of trying for that vision.

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    Wild Country: The World of the Others, Book 2 review []  2020-1-5 18:30

    I looked forward to this book for a very long time. Very disappointed in the inconsistencies of the plot. The writing, as always, is excellent. Bishop has a rare talent. I give it not good marks for how the story played out. Given the history of what humans had done to this point, it's inconceivable that the Others would have allowed the situation to develop in the first place. They already knew the group of renegade Intuits were going to come and cause problem and death. Given that, given the warnings the Others had given regarding human behavior, there's simply no method they wouldn't have killed the entire group of Intuits upon arrival. I can't say I was crazy about the hero development either ... Barbara Ellen turned into a whiny, immature, unrealistic brat. Jana Paniccia started poorly but improved as things went along but, again, her outlook was unreasonable given the history of the story line. The insistence on following "human law" is a head scratcher since the city was not human controlled and, in the end, human law was only superficial.I'm hopeful the next novel in the series stays truer to the story line that had been in put prior to Wild Country. I also hope that Ms. Bishop continues to write a lot of novels - I truly have fun her writing. But, overall, I just can't give a positive review for this work.

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    That Wild Country: An Epic Journey through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands review [Book]  2019-11-18 19:51

    You think politics create strange bedfellows? Test anything having to do with animals and nature. In Florida, animal rights activists bedded down with the gambling establishment to squash greyhound racing tracks. Nature conservation organizations are typically heavily funded by people who wish to hold nature pristine so they can go out and hunt and fish. So here I sit as a vegetarian, wanting to hold nature natural for nature's sake, not so hunters and anglers can go forth and kill. What’s a girl to do? Our goals are the same; our reasons are most assuredly Tag Kenyon is described as a “hunter, angler and outdoor enthusiast” in the book’s description. Endorsements are by, among others, the author of “The MeatEater Fish and Android game Cookbook” and the president of “Backcountry Hunters & Anglers”. What’s a girl to do? I swallow hard and press roximately 28% of the United States consists of Public Lands; that’s equivalent to Germany 7 times over. “[T]his ‘public land’ … is available for all to use—to observe wildlife, camp, hunt, hike, fish, or bike on. “Public lands … are each managed with slightly various goals and priorities—some are primarily for recreation (ATV riding, climbing, biking, hunting, and hiking) and wildlife conservation, and some are for use by ranchers and miners. The key factor linking them together is that they are all available for public use now, while also being managed for the long term so they can be experienced by unborn generations.” There are more visits to national parks every year than there are people in this country. Of course, the same can likely be said of trips to McDonald’s, but those are less om businessmen to politicians to the radical fringe (think Clive Bundy), there are those who have felt public lands should be sold off and become personal property. These land-transfer ideas have become sadly quite common. That said, in Utah over 60% of the state’s landmass is federal public lands; you could see how that might annoy the is from opposition to these ideas that this book was born: “I decided I required to do something. I couldn’t single-handedly stop a politician from writing a bill, or convince a president to stand up for our parks and forests, but I could at least test to create sense of how we got here and share what I’d learned. … I wasn’t sure I was the most apt mouthpiece. … My new eyes and outsider perspective might support bring the problem to the larger globe in a relatable way. … [M]y stance on public lands was clear. I was satisfied to stand side by side with anyone fighting on behalf of our public lands, no matter what other differences we might have.”And we definitely have differences! Democrats wish to see public lands conserved for nature’s sake, for animals' sake, for humanity’s sake. The Republican Party is the party of hunters, who wish to see nature preserved for the sake of their so-called rt memoir, part history of public lands, at all times a cry to preserve the wilderness. Plenty of fun animal encounters. A consistently interesting smart read. For obvious reasons, Theodore Roosevelt features prominently. Well written and at times very funny, like when the author plans his outdoor winter excursion with his wife to UTAH instead of to KEY WEST. A few images sprinkled ltiple scenes from the Star Trek ‘verse of the future take put in future public lands that were preserved in the past - our present. Let’s create it so!BOTTOM LINE: The author's love affair with the amazing outdoors is evident throughout. Not only well written, but an exceptionally amazing book to search in First Reads. Highly TIP: If others on your Amazon acc also obtain a First Reads book, you can “share” through your family library and obtain access to multiple free books!SECOND HOT TIP: If you have kids, I very strongly recommend you consider this month’s First Reads children’s book, This Book is Gray. It’s the best First Reads book I’ve ever come IGGER WARNINGS:- There is an unpleasant ode to hunting around page 287.- He goes on an unsuccessful bear hunt.- Overall, nothing that terribly offended my vegetarian (nearly vegan) sensibilities - until he murdered a caribou, also on page 287.- A image near the back depicts the obligatory holding of the dead fish.

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    That Wild Country: An Epic Journey through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands review [Book]  2019-11-18 19:51

    In the "Friendly Persuasion", there's a touching stage where the ageing Quaker farmer looks around at his Indiana farm, his kids and grandchildren, and asks his wife in bewilderment, "How did it all happen, Eliza? How did we all obtain here?" It's a question every thoughtful person asks sooner or r this author - a Michigan native, a Google-employee-turned-outdoor-writer, and an active hiker, fisherman, and hunter all his life - it came when he thought of the vast undeveloped lands owned by the U.S. government and enjoyed by millions of people every year. An awesome 640 MILLION acres of land in the U.S. is publicly owned. That's 28% of our country's land and Americans flock to those public parks and forests. Every year, 588 MILLION Americans visit national parks, national forests, BLM lands, and national wildlife refuges. Almost one TRILLION dollars is spent every year on outdoor recreation, which creates millions of jobs. But where did it all come from?This fascinating book traces the movement to preserve wild lands and wildlife from its beginnings in the 19th century to the present-day stormy political scene. After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the only issue seemed to be disposing of all that land west of the Mississippi. The Homestead Act gave land to anyone who'd settle on it. Large tracts were given to railroad, mining, and timber companies. Civil Battle soldiers were given land instead of paychecks. One billion acres quickly passed from public to personal ownership.Even then, some voices were raised to protect the wild lands in the American West. In 1864, President Lincoln signed the bill creating the Yosemite Grant, the first land set aside by the federal government for preservation and public use. Surprisingly, the railroad companies promoted the bill and even donated land in the interests of creating tourist attractions along their lines, thus gaining paying customers. Conservationists and business interests pulled together on that one, but it was never as easy e American West found a energetic promoter in the person of Theodore Roosevelt. An Eastern Establishment type and a Republican, he fell in love with the West and fought to preserve the undeveloped land and its wildlife. Backed by his strong mates in the Boone & Crockett Club, he fought for stricter android game laws and laws slowing deforestation. They achieved the Forest Reserve Act of 1891, still considered one of the most necessary pieces of conservation President, Roosevelt turned the U.S. Forest Service into a force for forest protection and used his executive power to make the Grand Canyon National Park over the shrill opposition of the governor of Arizona. Western business interests called him a "Judas" and accused him of socialism, launching a huge, expensive smear campaign versus him. Teddy stood firm, but in the end, he was forced out of the Republican party.WWI, the lawlessness of the Roaring Twenties, and the begin of the Amazing Depression meant environmental protections eroded during what the author calls "an era ruled by greed and fear." Then another Roosevelt (Franklin D.) combined his plans to combat the Depression by creating employment with a fresh wave of conservation. The Amazing Smoky Mountains National Park (the country's most visited park) was made and the Civilian Conservation Corps provided jobs for thousands of unemployed men and improved both fresh and existing parks. Like his cousin, he faced smear campaigns by business interests and charges of being a land-grabbing socialist. And like Teddy Roosevelt, he went right on doing what he believed was right.WWII and the post-war economic boom brought fresh challenges for conservationists. Public lands were given away to developers. Pollution increased as fresh chemicals became available and America's national symbol - the Golden Eagle - almost became extinct. Finally, there was a backlash and the 1960's and 1970's were a golden period for conservationism. What's interesting is how often the movement was bi-partisan. President Richard Nixon has received small credit (and none from this author!), but the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act were passed during his administration, along with a number of other necessary conservation t only was conservation a bi-partisan effort then, but conservationists, business interests, and land users cooperated. The Pittman-Robertson Act taxed guns and ammunition (and even bows and arrows) to fund wildlife preserves. In 1950, the related Dingell-Johnson Act taxed sport fishing equipment and boats. Both bills were passed with the full cooperation of hunters and fishermen and have generated billions of dollars in revenue. Today, they provide 80% of the funding for state wildlife preserves.When did it change? When Ronald Reagan ran for president and declared himself a "Sagebrush Rebel." The Sagebrush Rebellion is a movement of Westerners who resent laws made by the federal government. It started with people like the Clive Bundy family who illegally grazed cattle on public land for decades. When the BLM tried to stop them, they called for an armed rebellion versus the federal 's a complicated problem and I think the author tries to be fair to both sides. The then-governor of Colorado Richard Lamm, summed up the difficulty of characterizing the movement and its adherents, "Only one certainty exists - that the Sagebrush is a revolt versus federal authority, and at the taproot grows deep in the country's history. Beyond that, it is incoherent. Part hypocrisy, part demagoguery, partly the honest anger of honest people, it is a movement of confusion and hysteria and terrifyingly destructive potential." When the Bundy family took over a federal facility and held it by armed force, resulting in one death, the nation learned just HOW destructive the movement could "conservation" (like "climate change") is a dirty word for the Republican Party and the party's platform states firmly that the party supports the "land-transfer movement" which sells public lands to developers, timber companies, and mining interests. Leaving conservative-leaning conservationists like the author of this book out in the cold. Every Republican administration since Reagan's has followed the "death by a thousand cuts" policy of selling lands and cutting funding for conservation programs. Then Democratic administrations do what they can to reverse the damage. Is this the best we can do?To some extent, this is an "Easterner versus Westerner" conflict, since the amazing majority of public land lies west of the Mississippi River. But we Easterners are bleeding, too. FDR made the Tennessee Valley Authority to dam rivers, control flooding, produce electricity, and make recreational lakes. The land was taken from personal owners and the promise was created that it would always be public land. Now politicians are finding loop-holes to sell that land to developers. "Let's obtain it back on the tax rolls" is their cry, politely ignoring the "sweetheart" tax breaks given to huge ing together for conservation requires compromise and that's something Americans aren't amazing at. Can tree-hugging vegans partner with tree-hugging hunters and fishermen? Can purists who wish NO "improvements" in parks search common ground with those who wish to build streets and pave paths so that the disabled or elderly can have fun them, too? Can people in the rural West be brought into the process and created to feel that they have a voice? Or will we continue our current practice of see-sawing back-and-forth?Don't be discouraged from reading this book because it has a political message. That's less than 20% of the total narrative. The bulk of the book is unbelievable descriptions of the author's experiences in wild places. Childhood trips to the Adirondack Mountains. Hikes in the Michigan woods with boyhood friends. Travels out west with college friends, exploring location so wild and rugged it took their breath away in more ways than one! Camping trips with his wife, a VERY amazing sport. Buffalo are majestic monsters and we all wish to preserve them, but a 2,000 lb behemoth scratching his back on your tent poles is another matter. Preserving habitat for grizzly bears is something most of us can agree on, but those suckers WILL slay and eat you under the right of all was the wilderness hiking trip he and his sister took with their vision-impaired father. There are a lot of ways that a family can have fun each other, but a hike in the woods will teach you things about your loved ones that you never imagined. This is a amazing book.

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    That Wild Country: An Epic Journey through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands review [Book]  2019-11-18 19:51

    I suspect that when Tag Kenyon began writing his ode to the amazing outdoors, “That Wild Country,” he expected to arouse controversy. He did. Those who abhor hunting and fishing or the effort needed to have fun rugged outdoors activity, and dedicated, sometimes pompous, vegans, pooled their self-serving mini-minds to excoriate him for being a meat eater and a hunter. They claim he “hypocritically” writes praise for both the attractive country and the animals he loves. Can there not be a passion that goes both ways?When I read his book and basked in the glorious accounts of his outdoors adventures, some of which involve hunting, fishing, back packing, or simply enjoying nature’s glorious countenance, I saw neither lecherous nor unbridled passion as he shoots an animal for sustenance or hooks a glorious fish that, in most cases, he releases.Having been a hunter and fisherman all my life, I have reached the point of being slightly uncomfortable with the idea of killing something that lives and breathes in the wilderness, of eliminating a attractive creature. But I understand thepassion behind the process and, as long as it isn’t wanton and wasteful, I can live with it. And I sense the same reservations in Kenyon’s devotion, making me a believer and respecter of his , let’s talk about the book. It’s a marvelous examination of our protected wild spaces, both their existence and their formation. His examination of the lands that are threatened by personal interests is thorough, interesting, and revelatory. Much of the positive political activity he talks about has gone unnoticed. He is fast to point out both violations and help for the protections place in put by past activists, including those of some Presidents of the United States. He talks about past and show dissenters to the safeguarding of property, pointing out their ragged excuses for objection, most of which are centered on self-interest.He also takes the opportunity to discuss his own rambles into the wilderness as he enjoys the quiet, the suspense, the beauty, the discomfort and the climate extremes. When recalled by old, crippled up outdoor enthusiasts such as myself, they provoke a shiver of past excitement and well-being. I’ve seldom enjoyed such glorious descriptions of private experiences. His melding of experiential and historical happenings removes the dust from the historical aspects and gives them revitalization. You must read this book for the history and descriptive accounts of venturing into, delighting in, and protecting the wild. Thank you, Tag Kenyon, for the glorious opportunity to stay comfortably settled in my recliner as I relive my past. I appreciate the preservation huyler T WallaceAuthor of TIN LIZARD TALES

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    That Wild Country: An Epic Journey through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands review [Book]  2019-11-18 19:51

    Absolutely magnificent book that this author presents in a manner which will hold the interest of the reader throughout the pages. He intermingles the history of our public lands with private recollections of his 18 month journeys into different locations. There are also some attractive pictures that are within the pages. They all have the Zoom in result so the reader will be able to have fun the breathtaking scenery.Each one of his 'expeditions' also is filled with vivid descriptions of the zone he is in. And, some humor to create the reader chuckle along the way. I loved the backpacking trek that his visually impaired father and his sister accompanied him on. His description of the shore of Lake Superior Twelve Mile Beach will take your breath away. Pristine, and just beautiful.And, being a trout fisherman....albeit for those wily native brook trouts that never exceed 9 or 10 inches, it was exciting to read several chapters which spoke about fly fishing for rainbow trout. Most necessary to select the right 'fly' even if it means making a spectacle of oneself attempting to catch the bug they are jumping into the air to catch... In this instance, it was a green drake. After solving that dilemma, the author caught a 16 inch trout. Later on another adventure when fishing with his friend, they caught 12 total and all were 'caught and released' which is always the manner in which this author ar the conclusion of this book, the author does go on hunting trip with his friend. And, the success of his hunt signifies that the animal he killed will provide meal for his family. A self-described carnivore has completed one mission...The reader will learn about Bob Marshall and other conservationists and also the Presidents that had a huge impact (either positive or negative) on the public lands in the United States....starting with Pres. Lincoln and continuing to Pres. Trump. These portions have separate chapters followed by one of the author's excursions into the ere was one more portion of a chapter which I thoroughly enjoyed. And, that was the one which mentioned 'shed hunt'. His mate Josh went with him on this one and they had another truly successful hunt. Fascinating trip through more of our l in all, a unbelievable read for me and one which provides historical info as well as the author's private reflections/perspectives on his journeys throughout some pristine lands. Peace and quiet prevail in these areas and preservation is a must ....Most highly recommended and for multiple reasons.

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    That Wild Country: An Epic Journey through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands review [Book]  2019-11-18 19:51

    There is a lot to love about this nonfiction work, “That Wild Country” by Tag Kenyon. The writing is private and makes for a more engrossing read than a lot of historical works or travel books. The tie-in with other books, such as A River Runs Through It, when discussing his observations in my favorite national park, Yellowstone, was a nice touch.What was a bit of a letdown, though, was that there were so few parks included, and more disappointing: too few photographs. The pics provided at the page preceding the park or wilderness zone are of perfect quality, but are far too few for my desires.Of course, because exploring each zone as he did makes it impossible to write so intensively about each put as he has, so it is wrong to penalize such a thorough book as he has written.BLUSH FACTOR: No problems here, unless the few times in which the word rhyming with ‘whit’ is an problem for you. Also note, the author is an outdoorsman, so a hunting incident is addressed. Unlike traditional hunters, I do mine with cameras. But I love fishing and readily consume the rewards of mates resulting from their excursions. In my opinion hunting and fishing are great, honest life TOM LINEThe locations explored are too few for me, but the major reason for only four stars is, too few photographs. Illustrated maps also should be ur stars out of five.

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    That Wild Country: An Epic Journey through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands review [Book]  2019-11-18 19:51

    That Wild Country is a memoir of Tag Kenyon's different trips in the backcountry, hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting, along with a minor history of the wilderness in the USA. It's a short and simple read, which is about all the virtues of the nyon was a marketing person at Google. You can tell, because there are all sorts of locations in the book where he exaggerates for effect. For instance, he'll take up how tough a hike is, or how "he'd never been camping before", and then later on in the book he'll mention in an aside that his parents had taken him to Rainier National Park and the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park as a kid, and then you realized that some guy who's been hunting all his life cannot possibly be incompetent enough for an simple hike on a marked trail in a US National Park to be challenged!The history, some of which I've heard before, is less obscure, but again, it's very shallow, with small detail about how the Wilderness Act got enacted, and even less detail about how the Koch Brothers hold trying to obtain the public lands as a gimme. He talks a lot about how the Hunters and Fishing enthusiasts were the ones backing the #KeepItPublic movement, but again, no statistics, no history, and no evidence. I might believe him, but again, why am I reading your book if you're not going to give me evidence and reason to believe me, especially after your attempt at "incompetence literature" destroyed your credibility? There's no mention of how (for instance), the MTB community had to obtain a seat at the table by threatening to join the "Wise Use" movement after continuously being marginalized by the Sierra Club, something I still don't forgive the Sierra Club for.I do believe that public lands are a virtue, and obviously I'm raising my children to have fun and use that heritage. But the book's shallow approach and exaggeration isn't doing the cause any favors.

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    That Wild Country: An Epic Journey through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands review [Book]  2019-11-18 19:51

    I am so very glad to have crossed paths with you and your book. You have turned a spark in me into a bonfire! I now have a mission!!! My wife and I started on a journey latest year to visit all the National Parks. Been to Alaska. U.S. Virgin Islands. Going West next summer. R.V. Trip!!!! Thank You! Amazing luck Mark.

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    At first I was skeptical about reading this book based on some of the reviews. I throughly enjoyed it from the start. The author always tried to present both sides of everything. It is always hard to accomplish that when you are very passionate about something. Some of the issues and solutions seem so obvious it makes it hard to understand how someone can think differently. But we are all various with various views and we are all living in a unbelievable country together where we can express them. It is not always simple to look at all sides. I did love all the info about Teddy Roosevelt as he is one of my favorite presidents. A truly exceptional person and I did learn a number of things that I have to dive into. I hope you will read this book and come away with as much as I did!

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    I have been a casual outdoor individual for most of my 77 year life first as a cub then boy and then explorer scout. I have pursued a camping vacation lifestyle with my wife and give kids and greatly enjoyed our a lot of National parks. I have taken them for granted. Mark's book tells me I must become more proactive and I will do so by engaging more with my elected officials.

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    That Wild Country: An Epic Journey through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands review [Book]  2019-11-18 19:51

    Wow! This is a unbelievable book extolling the beauty of our public lands, and advocating passionately for all of us to protect our wonderful heritage, so carefully preserved over more than a century. It is filled with detail about the evolution of the Public Lands preservation movement, and the current horrific assault by some rapacious corporations and politicians to privatize, exploit, and to sell to developers our wonderful natural legacy. The author is an avid outdoorsman, a hunter of meat to feed his family, and also a hiker and backwoods camper who loves the serenity and beauty of wild habitat. Admittedly, I am uncomfortable with the occasional brief description of a hunt (I am a vegetarian, leaning toward vegan) yet I unquestionably have an admiration for this man who writes so beautifully about his forays into the wilderness, and advocates so eloquently for everyone to join together to protect our public lands. The author presents a clear case for people of all backgrounds and beliefs to join together to preserve our common heritage of public lands for future generations. Highly recommended!

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    That Wild Country: An Epic Journey Through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands review []  2020-1-18 21:15

    You think politics create strange bedfellows? Test anything having to do with animals and nature. In Florida, animal rights activists bedded down with the gambling establishment to squash greyhound racing tracks. Nature conservation organizations are typically heavily funded by people who wish to hold nature pristine so they can go out and hunt and fish. So here I sit as a vegetarian, wanting to hold nature natural for nature's sake, not so hunters and anglers can go forth and kill. What’s a girl to do? Our goals are the same; our reasons are most assuredly Tag Kenyon is described as a “hunter, angler and outdoor enthusiast” in the book’s description. Endorsements are by, among others, the author of “The MeatEater Fish and Android game Cookbook” and the president of “Backcountry Hunters & Anglers”. What’s a girl to do? I swallow hard and press roximately 28% of the United States consists of Public Lands; that’s equivalent to Germany 7 times over. “[T]his ‘public land’ … is available for all to use—to observe wildlife, camp, hunt, hike, fish, or bike on. “Public lands … are each managed with slightly various goals and priorities—some are primarily for recreation (ATV riding, climbing, biking, hunting, and hiking) and wildlife conservation, and some are for use by ranchers and miners. The key factor linking them together is that they are all available for public use now, while also being managed for the long term so they can be experienced by unborn generations.” There are more visits to national parks every year than there are people in this country. Of course, the same can likely be said of trips to McDonald’s, but those are less om businessmen to politicians to the radical fringe (think Clive Bundy), there are those who have felt public lands should be sold off and become personal property. These land-transfer ideas have become sadly quite common. That said, in Utah over 60% of the state’s landmass is federal public lands; you could see how that might annoy the is from opposition to these ideas that this book was born: “I decided I required to do something. I couldn’t single-handedly stop a politician from writing a bill, or convince a president to stand up for our parks and forests, but I could at least test to create sense of how we got here and share what I’d learned. … I wasn’t sure I was the most apt mouthpiece. … My new eyes and outsider perspective might support bring the problem to the larger globe in a relatable way. … [M]y stance on public lands was clear. I was satisfied to stand side by side with anyone fighting on behalf of our public lands, no matter what other differences we might have.”And we definitely have differences! Democrats wish to see public lands conserved for nature’s sake, for animals' sake, for humanity’s sake. The Republican Party is the party of hunters, who wish to see nature preserved for the sake of their so-called rt memoir, part history of public lands, at all times a cry to preserve the wilderness. Plenty of fun animal encounters. A consistently interesting smart read. For obvious reasons, Theodore Roosevelt features prominently. Well written and at times very funny, like when the author plans his outdoor winter excursion with his wife to UTAH instead of to KEY WEST. A few images sprinkled ltiple scenes from the Star Trek ‘verse of the future take put in future public lands that were preserved in the past - our present. Let’s create it so!BOTTOM LINE: The author's love affair with the amazing outdoors is evident throughout. Not only well written, but an exceptionally amazing book to search in First Reads. Highly TIP: If others on your Amazon acc also obtain a First Reads book, you can “share” through your family library and obtain access to multiple free books!SECOND HOT TIP: If you have kids, I very strongly recommend you consider this month’s First Reads children’s book, This Book is Gray. It’s the best First Reads book I’ve ever come IGGER WARNINGS:- There is an unpleasant ode to hunting around page 287.- He goes on an unsuccessful bear hunt.- Overall, nothing that terribly offended my vegetarian (nearly vegan) sensibilities - until he murdered a caribou, also on page 287.- A image near the back depicts the obligatory holding of the dead fish.

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    That Wild Country: An Epic Journey Through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands review []  2020-1-18 21:15

    In the "Friendly Persuasion", there's a touching stage where the ageing Quaker farmer looks around at his Indiana farm, his kids and grandchildren, and asks his wife in bewilderment, "How did it all happen, Eliza? How did we all obtain here?" It's a question every thoughtful person asks sooner or r this author - a Michigan native, a Google-employee-turned-outdoor-writer, and an active hiker, fisherman, and hunter all his life - it came when he thought of the vast undeveloped lands owned by the U.S. government and enjoyed by millions of people every year. An awesome 640 MILLION acres of land in the U.S. is publicly owned. That's 28% of our country's land and Americans flock to those public parks and forests. Every year, 588 MILLION Americans visit national parks, national forests, BLM lands, and national wildlife refuges. Almost one TRILLION dollars is spent every year on outdoor recreation, which creates millions of jobs. But where did it all come from?This fascinating book traces the movement to preserve wild lands and wildlife from its beginnings in the 19th century to the present-day stormy political scene. After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the only issue seemed to be disposing of all that land west of the Mississippi. The Homestead Act gave land to anyone who'd settle on it. Large tracts were given to railroad, mining, and timber companies. Civil Battle soldiers were given land instead of paychecks. One billion acres quickly passed from public to personal ownership.Even then, some voices were raised to protect the wild lands in the American West. In 1864, President Lincoln signed the bill creating the Yosemite Grant, the first land set aside by the federal government for preservation and public use. Surprisingly, the railroad companies promoted the bill and even donated land in the interests of creating tourist attractions along their lines, thus gaining paying customers. Conservationists and business interests pulled together on that one, but it was never as easy e American West found a energetic promoter in the person of Theodore Roosevelt. An Eastern Establishment type and a Republican, he fell in love with the West and fought to preserve the undeveloped land and its wildlife. Backed by his strong mates in the Boone & Crockett Club, he fought for stricter android game laws and laws slowing deforestation. They achieved the Forest Reserve Act of 1891, still considered one of the most necessary pieces of conservation President, Roosevelt turned the U.S. Forest Service into a force for forest protection and used his executive power to make the Grand Canyon National Park over the shrill opposition of the governor of Arizona. Western business interests called him a "Judas" and accused him of socialism, launching a huge, expensive smear campaign versus him. Teddy stood firm, but in the end, he was forced out of the Republican party.WWI, the lawlessness of the Roaring Twenties, and the begin of the Amazing Depression meant environmental protections eroded during what the author calls "an era ruled by greed and fear." Then another Roosevelt (Franklin D.) combined his plans to combat the Depression by creating employment with a fresh wave of conservation. The Amazing Smoky Mountains National Park (the country's most visited park) was made and the Civilian Conservation Corps provided jobs for thousands of unemployed men and improved both fresh and existing parks. Like his cousin, he faced smear campaigns by business interests and charges of being a land-grabbing socialist. And like Teddy Roosevelt, he went right on doing what he believed was right.WWII and the post-war economic boom brought fresh challenges for conservationists. Public lands were given away to developers. Pollution increased as fresh chemicals became available and America's national symbol - the Golden Eagle - almost became extinct. Finally, there was a backlash and the 1960's and 1970's were a golden period for conservationism. What's interesting is how often the movement was bi-partisan. President Richard Nixon has received small credit (and none from this author!), but the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act were passed during his administration, along with a number of other necessary conservation t only was conservation a bi-partisan effort then, but conservationists, business interests, and land users cooperated. The Pittman-Robertson Act taxed guns and ammunition (and even bows and arrows) to fund wildlife preserves. In 1950, the related Dingell-Johnson Act taxed sport fishing equipment and boats. Both bills were passed with the full cooperation of hunters and fishermen and have generated billions of dollars in revenue. Today, they provide 80% of the funding for state wildlife preserves.When did it change? When Ronald Reagan ran for president and declared himself a "Sagebrush Rebel." The Sagebrush Rebellion is a movement of Westerners who resent laws made by the federal government. It started with people like the Clive Bundy family who illegally grazed cattle on public land for decades. When the BLM tried to stop them, they called for an armed rebellion versus the federal 's a complicated problem and I think the author tries to be fair to both sides. The then-governor of Colorado Richard Lamm, summed up the difficulty of characterizing the movement and its adherents, "Only one certainty exists - that the Sagebrush is a revolt versus federal authority, and at the taproot grows deep in the country's history. Beyond that, it is incoherent. Part hypocrisy, part demagoguery, partly the honest anger of honest people, it is a movement of confusion and hysteria and terrifyingly destructive potential." When the Bundy family took over a federal facility and held it by armed force, resulting in one death, the nation learned just HOW destructive the movement could "conservation" (like "climate change") is a dirty word for the Republican Party and the party's platform states firmly that the party supports the "land-transfer movement" which sells public lands to developers, timber companies, and mining interests. Leaving conservative-leaning conservationists like the author of this book out in the cold. Every Republican administration since Reagan's has followed the "death by a thousand cuts" policy of selling lands and cutting funding for conservation programs. Then Democratic administrations do what they can to reverse the damage. Is this the best we can do?To some extent, this is an "Easterner versus Westerner" conflict, since the amazing majority of public land lies west of the Mississippi River. But we Easterners are bleeding, too. FDR made the Tennessee Valley Authority to dam rivers, control flooding, produce electricity, and make recreational lakes. The land was taken from personal owners and the promise was created that it would always be public land. Now politicians are finding loop-holes to sell that land to developers. "Let's obtain it back on the tax rolls" is their cry, politely ignoring the "sweetheart" tax breaks given to huge ing together for conservation requires compromise and that's something Americans aren't amazing at. Can tree-hugging vegans partner with tree-hugging hunters and fishermen? Can purists who wish NO "improvements" in parks search common ground with those who wish to build streets and pave paths so that the disabled or elderly can have fun them, too? Can people in the rural West be brought into the process and created to feel that they have a voice? Or will we continue our current practice of see-sawing back-and-forth?Don't be discouraged from reading this book because it has a political message. That's less than 20% of the total narrative. The bulk of the book is unbelievable descriptions of the author's experiences in wild places. Childhood trips to the Adirondack Mountains. Hikes in the Michigan woods with boyhood friends. Travels out west with college friends, exploring location so wild and rugged it took their breath away in more ways than one! Camping trips with his wife, a VERY amazing sport. Buffalo are majestic monsters and we all wish to preserve them, but a 2,000 lb behemoth scratching his back on your tent poles is another matter. Preserving habitat for grizzly bears is something most of us can agree on, but those suckers WILL slay and eat you under the right of all was the wilderness hiking trip he and his sister took with their vision-impaired father. There are a lot of ways that a family can have fun each other, but a hike in the woods will teach you things about your loved ones that you never imagined. This is a amazing book.

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    That Wild Country is a memoir of Tag Kenyon's different trips in the backcountry, hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting, along with a minor history of the wilderness in the USA. It's a short and simple read, which is about all the virtues of the nyon was a marketing person at Google. You can tell, because there are all sorts of locations in the book where he exaggerates for effect. For instance, he'll take up how tough a hike is, or how "he'd never been camping before", and then later on in the book he'll mention in an aside that his parents had taken him to Rainier National Park and the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park as a kid, and then you realized that some guy who's been hunting all his life cannot possibly be incompetent enough for an simple hike on a marked trail in a US National Park to be challenged!The history, some of which I've heard before, is less obscure, but again, it's very shallow, with small detail about how the Wilderness Act got enacted, and even less detail about how the Koch Brothers hold trying to obtain the public lands as a gimme. He talks a lot about how the Hunters and Fishing enthusiasts were the ones backing the #KeepItPublic movement, but again, no statistics, no history, and no evidence. I might believe him, but again, why am I reading your book if you're not going to give me evidence and reason to believe me, especially after your attempt at "incompetence literature" destroyed your credibility? There's no mention of how (for instance), the MTB community had to obtain a seat at the table by threatening to join the "Wise Use" movement after continuously being marginalized by the Sierra Club, something I still don't forgive the Sierra Club for.I do believe that public lands are a virtue, and obviously I'm raising my children to have fun and use that heritage. But the book's shallow approach and exaggeration isn't doing the cause any favors.

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    That Wild Country: An Epic Journey Through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands review []  2020-1-18 21:15

    I suspect that when Tag Kenyon began writing his ode to the amazing outdoors, “That Wild Country,” he expected to arouse controversy. He did. Those who abhor hunting and fishing or the effort needed to have fun rugged outdoors activity, and dedicated, sometimes pompous, vegans, pooled their self-serving mini-minds to excoriate him for being a meat eater and a hunter. They claim he “hypocritically” writes praise for both the attractive country and the animals he loves. Can there not be a passion that goes both ways?When I read his book and basked in the glorious accounts of his outdoors adventures, some of which involve hunting, fishing, back packing, or simply enjoying nature’s glorious countenance, I saw neither lecherous nor unbridled passion as he shoots an animal for sustenance or hooks a glorious fish that, in most cases, he releases.Having been a hunter and fisherman all my life, I have reached the point of being slightly uncomfortable with the idea of killing something that lives and breathes in the wilderness, of eliminating a attractive creature. But I understand thepassion behind the process and, as long as it isn’t wanton and wasteful, I can live with it. And I sense the same reservations in Kenyon’s devotion, making me a believer and respecter of his , let’s talk about the book. It’s a marvelous examination of our protected wild spaces, both their existence and their formation. His examination of the lands that are threatened by personal interests is thorough, interesting, and revelatory. Much of the positive political activity he talks about has gone unnoticed. He is fast to point out both violations and help for the protections place in put by past activists, including those of some Presidents of the United States. He talks about past and show dissenters to the safeguarding of property, pointing out their ragged excuses for objection, most of which are centered on self-interest.He also takes the opportunity to discuss his own rambles into the wilderness as he enjoys the quiet, the suspense, the beauty, the discomfort and the climate extremes. When recalled by old, crippled up outdoor enthusiasts such as myself, they provoke a shiver of past excitement and well-being. I’ve seldom enjoyed such glorious descriptions of private experiences. His melding of experiential and historical happenings removes the dust from the historical aspects and gives them revitalization. You must read this book for the history and descriptive accounts of venturing into, delighting in, and protecting the wild. Thank you, Tag Kenyon, for the glorious opportunity to stay comfortably settled in my recliner as I relive my past. I appreciate the preservation huyler T WallaceAuthor of TIN LIZARD TALES

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    That Wild Country: An Epic Journey Through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands review []  2020-1-18 21:15

    There is a lot to love about this nonfiction work, “That Wild Country” by Tag Kenyon. The writing is private and makes for a more engrossing read than a lot of historical works or travel books. The tie-in with other books, such as A River Runs Through It, when discussing his observations in my favorite national park, Yellowstone, was a nice touch.What was a bit of a letdown, though, was that there were so few parks included, and more disappointing: too few photographs. The pics provided at the page preceding the park or wilderness zone are of perfect quality, but are far too few for my desires.Of course, because exploring each zone as he did makes it impossible to write so intensively about each put as he has, so it is wrong to penalize such a thorough book as he has written.BLUSH FACTOR: No problems here, unless the few times in which the word rhyming with ‘whit’ is an problem for you. Also note, the author is an outdoorsman, so a hunting incident is addressed. Unlike traditional hunters, I do mine with cameras. But I love fishing and readily consume the rewards of mates resulting from their excursions. In my opinion hunting and fishing are great, honest life TOM LINEThe locations explored are too few for me, but the major reason for only four stars is, too few photographs. Illustrated maps also should be ur stars out of five.

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    That Wild Country: An Epic Journey Through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands review []  2020-1-18 21:15

    Absolutely magnificent book that this author presents in a manner which will hold the interest of the reader throughout the pages. He intermingles the history of our public lands with private recollections of his 18 month journeys into different locations. There are also some attractive pictures that are within the pages. They all have the Zoom in result so the reader will be able to have fun the breathtaking scenery.Each one of his 'expeditions' also is filled with vivid descriptions of the zone he is in. And, some humor to create the reader chuckle along the way. I loved the backpacking trek that his visually impaired father and his sister accompanied him on. His description of the shore of Lake Superior Twelve Mile Beach will take your breath away. Pristine, and just beautiful.And, being a trout fisherman....albeit for those wily native brook trouts that never exceed 9 or 10 inches, it was exciting to read several chapters which spoke about fly fishing for rainbow trout. Most necessary to select the right 'fly' even if it means making a spectacle of oneself attempting to catch the bug they are jumping into the air to catch... In this instance, it was a green drake. After solving that dilemma, the author caught a 16 inch trout. Later on another adventure when fishing with his friend, they caught 12 total and all were 'caught and released' which is always the manner in which this author ar the conclusion of this book, the author does go on hunting trip with his friend. And, the success of his hunt signifies that the animal he killed will provide meal for his family. A self-described carnivore has completed one mission...The reader will learn about Bob Marshall and other conservationists and also the Presidents that had a huge impact (either positive or negative) on the public lands in the United States....starting with Pres. Lincoln and continuing to Pres. Trump. These portions have separate chapters followed by one of the author's excursions into the ere was one more portion of a chapter which I thoroughly enjoyed. And, that was the one which mentioned 'shed hunt'. His mate Josh went with him on this one and they had another truly successful hunt. Fascinating trip through more of our l in all, a unbelievable read for me and one which provides historical info as well as the author's private reflections/perspectives on his journeys throughout some pristine lands. Peace and quiet prevail in these areas and preservation is a must ....Most highly recommended and for multiple reasons.

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    That Wild Country: An Epic Journey Through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands review []  2020-1-18 21:15

    At first I was skeptical about reading this book based on some of the reviews. I throughly enjoyed it from the start. The author always tried to present both sides of everything. It is always hard to accomplish that when you are very passionate about something. Some of the issues and solutions seem so obvious it makes it hard to understand how someone can think differently. But we are all various with various views and we are all living in a unbelievable country together where we can express them. It is not always simple to look at all sides. I did love all the info about Teddy Roosevelt as he is one of my favorite presidents. A truly exceptional person and I did learn a number of things that I have to dive into. I hope you will read this book and come away with as much as I did!

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    That Wild Country: An Epic Journey Through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands review []  2020-1-18 21:15

    I have been a casual outdoor individual for most of my 77 year life first as a cub then boy and then explorer scout. I have pursued a camping vacation lifestyle with my wife and give kids and greatly enjoyed our a lot of National parks. I have taken them for granted. Mark's book tells me I must become more proactive and I will do so by engaging more with my elected officials.

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    That Wild Country: An Epic Journey Through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands review []  2020-1-18 21:15

    I thoroughly enjoyed the first six chapters, but the sudden use of foul language in chapter VII was so unnecessary that it completely killed my desire to finish the book.

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    That Wild Country: An Epic Journey Through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands review []  2020-1-18 21:15

    Wow! This is a unbelievable book extolling the beauty of our public lands, and advocating passionately for all of us to protect our wonderful heritage, so carefully preserved over more than a century. It is filled with detail about the evolution of the Public Lands preservation movement, and the current horrific assault by some rapacious corporations and politicians to privatize, exploit, and to sell to developers our wonderful natural legacy. The author is an avid outdoorsman, a hunter of meat to feed his family, and also a hiker and backwoods camper who loves the serenity and beauty of wild habitat. Admittedly, I am uncomfortable with the occasional brief description of a hunt (I am a vegetarian, leaning toward vegan) yet I unquestionably have an admiration for this man who writes so beautifully about his forays into the wilderness, and advocates so eloquently for everyone to join together to protect our public lands. The author presents a clear case for people of all backgrounds and beliefs to join together to preserve our common heritage of public lands for future generations. Highly recommended!

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    Wilde in Love: The Wildes of Lindow Castle review [Book]  2017-11-1 18:0

    I loved this book and I loved reading it! I read it when it came out at midnight and I've been excited for it of some time! I think it might be one of my favorite Eloisa James to date. ( Maybe tied with the When Beauty Tamed the Beast)One thing that I really enjoyed about this book was the fresh timeline that Eloisa James writes in. It's only a small various from her other books, but because it's a various time the dialogue and interactions can be a small more modern (comparatively) and I really enjoyed that. There aren't as a lot of restrictions on what women could say and I think that allowed the witty banter and clever dialogue to really shine. Reading it felt like driving the fresh ver of an old vehicle that you've always had. It was sleek and a small more modern but everything you liked about the old vehicle was still there. It's fun when an author you've always liked continues to have amazing (if not better!) books. *spoilers*Be prepared, it's definitely a slow burn romance. It takes a while for them to figure things out but the build up is nice nice nice if you ask me. The writing is so amazing at times I have to stop and think "wow." This particular line, "Her eyes widened, as if she shared his feeling that the unlocking of her body was a still moment in a turning world" really got me. SO GOOD.I LOVED the nickname he makes for her. Its such a sweet method to say to someone that you know them, you see the parts of them that other people don't see and you wish to hold learning. Willa is VERY into Alaric and I love how the heroine is not shy or missish, she really is into him and she wants to obtain down n' dirty wid him. You can tangibly feel that when you're reading and its various and fun. - Probably my favorite aspect of their relationship was how they save a part of themselves for each other, their personal lives. Willa has a personal person and Alaric sees that and brings that part of her out, not to share it with other people but to obtain to know that person e book could have gone the route of "he only wants me because he's into a challenge" #angst but I think there was a really amazing balance of Will not liking him because she preferred a less absurd person than she thought he was and she preferred privacy. Once they got over that they didn't stay apart for some dumb reason or poor communication. There's very small angst, so if you're looking for a book with angst read something else! If you're looking for a fun sweet read obtain started! Lavinia was really likable and I CANT WAIT for her story. And Diana was intereresting but something was off, so I'm waiting to see what is going down with that story l in all, it was so much fun to read. It was worth staying up late to read it!

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    Wilde in Love: The Wildes of Lindow Castle review [Book]  2017-11-1 18:0

    What a unbelievable begin to a fresh series!Lord Alaric Wilde aka Lord Wilde, author, adventurer and son of the Duke of Lindow is back in England after years of traveling. He was expecting a hot bath, a cup of tea and a quiet reunion with his family to mourn the death of his eldest brother but what he got was a mob of ladies clamoring to meet the infamous Lord Wilde. Unbeknownst to Alaric, someone has adapted and embellished his books into a play titled "Wilde in Love"" and the women of England can't wait to meet him and console him after the tragic death of his beloved. His fame or infamy comes as a shock to Alaric and he has to disguise himself to escape.Miss Wilhelmina Ffynche aka Willa and her mate Lavinia are attending a house party at Lindow Castle, in honor of the betrothal of their mate Diana and the duke's heir and Alaric's older brother Lord Roland Northbridge Wilde (aka North). Lavinia is overjoyed that Lord Wilde will be there, she has read all his books and has purchased several prints of his adventures, Willa is not as enthused, she has not read any of his books and has spent the latest three years listening to Lavinia gush over the man. So it comes as a bit of shock to her when she first meets him and finds herself reluctantly attracted to aric is fascinated by Willa, not only is she lovely and smart - but she has absolutely no interest in fawning over him like the rest of the women attending the party.Willa has no interest whatsoever in Alaric, she is a very personal person and the thought of having a husband who is adored and pursued by countless women is abhorrent to her. She is sure that his books are created up and the man himself is unreliable. She tries to avoid him as much as she can without being rude, but the more she tries to avoid him, the more determined he becomes.Willa grudgingly accepts Alaric's presence and even begins to like the true Lord Alaric, but she still has no desire to form any attachment to a man that is most likely going to leave again and is stalked by hordes of women. So when a crazed woman appears at the party and announces that she is Alaric's deceased beloved, Willa pretends to be his betrothed to discourage the aric see this as an opportunity to woo Willa, he has decided that she is the woman for him and he will victory her!This book is delightful, it a well written, engaging and witty read. The introduction of secondary characters (who will presumably have books of their own) was done perfectly, they enhanced the story of Willa and Alaric instead of distracting the reader, there are mischievous siblings, a pet skunk, a crazy stalker, a character who doesn't mince words with other women, a bog and finally a wonderfully done HEA - with an epilogue!!I loved this book, I am satisfied to recommend it and I am looking forward to Roland's book (Ms. James set his book up with a bit of a cliffhanger in this story).*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that was provided to me by Edelweiss and the publisher*

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    Wilde in Love: The Wildes of Lindow Castle review [Book]  2017-11-1 18:0

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads3 StarsI need to be honest, and I don't know whether it was my mood or not, but I struggled throughout the entire novel. Eloisa James was an author I found when I first began reading historical romances, and I adored those novels, spurring me into a love of the genre. However, Wilde in Love was close to being did-not-finish by me a lot of times over, and it was only because I am a fan of the author that I forced myself to the start, I talked myself out of giving up multiple times. Why, you may ask. Silly. That is the only word that came to mind for the first 20% of the novel. Silly. Every bit of dialogue had to be a zinger, whether it was witty banter, dry humor, or over-the-top vapid silliness. I couldn't take the characters or the story seriously enough to fall into it and have fun myself.I was intrigued by Alaric, but equally annoyed at the attention paid to him. It felt unrealistic. Now, I realize this may have been written to be 'humorous'. But there is humor, and then there is this feeling of forcing unbelievably on the reader and calling it humor. If Alaric's horde of fans were any indication on society, it's unimaginable that the downfall of civilization didn't happen in the Georgian period. I realize this is to mirror today's society with young girls fangirling hot celebrity actors. But, bear in mind, these were GROWN women, not kids collecting lockets and portraits of the object of their affections as young girls did with posters when I was a child, or girls do today with saving pics to their phones.I know I sound overly critical, and I realize every book isn't written for me. I'm writing this portion of the review for those who are more of a serious nature, who would have a related reaction as I did. We have fun humor as much as the next person, but it has to create sense. Those who know they obtain a chuckle from this sort of thing, on the flip side, they obviously know this is promoting it toward purchasing it.If Alaric had unwanted fans, he had just as a lot of family members. As the second son of a duke, with the oldest gone, Alaric fled responsibility and grief. His father, the duke, is on his third wife and his third set of children, leaving Alaric with the luxury of doing his own thing, no matter his birth order. Alaric wrote a series of books featuring his adventures all over the world, only to arrive back home to realize a play had been created in his false image, with a horde of admirers meeting him at the docks.Willa is not an Alaric fan- she doesn't read fiction, seeing Alaric's books as an exaggeration on happenings rather than nonfiction. Willa is an academic, not prescribing to the silly notions of romance and falling all over a man because everyone else is. Yet, every time she looks at Alaric, the reader is subjected to a rundown of his attributes. I felt this contradicted Willa's personality traits, anticipated it every time she caught sight of him in the beginning portion of the story, but felt it fed into the love-hate tension Willa was tossing out at Alaric at every turn. Willa didn't like what Alaric stood for, but she enjoyed the beautiful trappings.Willa and Alaric's personalities and lives simultaneously balance yet contradict one another. Willa doesn't wish to be a member of his fan club, wishing for a personal life. Alaric begrudgingly enjoys the attention, yet only has eyes for Willa because she doesn't wish him due to his celebrity status. My problems aside, the romance between them does unfold organically, creating a believable balance of a public persona vs a personal life.With such a huge cast of characters, often at times, it felt as if the setup for subsequent books overshadowed the narrators and their evolving is was a rough begin to a fresh series for me personally, but I'm curious to see where it goes next. Perhaps it was just my mood, the 'humor' rubbing me the wrong method most of the time, and I patiently wait to search out during the next installment.

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    Wilde in Love: The Wildes of Lindow Castle review [Book]  2017-11-1 18:0

    "Frankly, she might as well have waved a red cloth in front of a bull. The uncivilized male inside him, the one who hated wearing a wig, had got wind of a hunt."FINAL DECISION: This was a lovely story that was incredibly funny and romantic. The characters were amazing. I generally prefer my books with more private angst, but readers looking for a fun romantic historical romp will love this E STORY: In Georgian England, Lord Alaric Wilde, the "spare", has returned to London after traveling the globe to explore that he has become a sensation in his absence. He has become a real celebrity to his distress as he is chased by women all over the country who wish a glimpse or a souvenir from the rakish explorer. Escaping to his father, the duke's, castle, Alaric finds himself enamored of Miss Willa Ffynche who doesn't wish anything to do with the notorious Lord Alaric. Willa is a personal person who keeps herself well disguised among society and has created herself a social success and wants nothing more than a quiet man to spend her life with. Definitely not Alaric -- but his pursuit of her tempts her in ways she never expected.OPINION: I had to think a lot about this book after I read it. I was not certain where to rate it and how to explain my feelings about it. I wavered between giving it 4 stars or 4 and a half stars because while the book wasn't as dramatic as I tend to like them and the romance builds very slowly, I came away from the book still thinking about it. As I reviewed parts of it to write this review, I loved the characters and the humor so much that I think this book will grow on me as the series develops further.And that is where I wish to begin this review -- with the series. As the first book in the series, this book serves as an introduction to the Wilde Family. And I loved them. The characters are so huge and bright and romantic that I immediately wanted to know all their stories. These are likable people and have such a family spirit together that endeared them to aric is such a sweet, sexy and romantic character.  He falls for Willa so quickly and spends much of the book trying to victory her. (I have to admit that I have fun the books where the character falls for the heroine early). His willingness to begin himself up wide to Willa is so sweet. And he truly wants to know Willa which is so sexy. He is interested in her -- her thoughts, those parts of herself that she hides from others, and he wants her to be herself with him.Willa is a heroine who is discovering how to be herself. Her background has led her to show a social face and to hold her real self hidden. So much so, that she doesn't really expect to be herself in life. Alaric desperately wants the imperfect Willa. The true person hiding behind all the Georgian finery and social is book is not only romantic but also laugh out loud funny. A bawdy farce of a play about Alaric's life (including cannibals!), a pet skunk and mangy cat, naughty etchings of Alaric's life, a character that won't be deterred from the woman he wants and a heroine determined to avoid him at all costs.  But this book not only has humor but has a deep heart to e story is a slow build and you have to commit to it. The story isn't slow, but the drama is smaller than in a lot of books (Willa's determination not to fall for the huge public notorious Alaric) and therefore the book is more private to these characters. While I prefer more dramatic stories generally, I really loved the humor and huge romantic gestures of this final word on this book is that the cliffhanger as a prelude for the next book was so shocking that I don't know how I'm going to latest until the next book comes out.WORTH MENTIONING: While the main romance is complete at the end of this book, there is a cliffhanger which sets up the story for the next book about a various NNECTED BOOKS: WILDE IN LOVE is the first book in the Wildes of Lindlow Castle RATING: I give this book 4.5 TE: I received an ARC of this book via Edelweiss in order to provide a review. I was not needed to write a review or to write a positive review. All opinions contained herein are my own.

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    Wilde in Love: The Wildes of Lindow Castle review [Book]  2017-11-1 18:0

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    Wilde in Love: The Wildes of Lindow Castle review [Book]  2017-11-1 18:0

    This is the first book in the fresh "Wilde Series" by Eloisa James. I discovered Eloisa's writing years ago when I was at my local library and found a book in the fiction section titled "Potent Pleasures". I was hooked and have read all of her books. She has always had a special style that makes her characters extraordinarily memorable. The affectations, flaws, and quirks create her heroes irresistible and her heroines aric Wilde is a gentleman that doesn't realize his appeal to the opposite sex and has never felt the need to limit himself to one woman. He has traveled the globe and written books about his adventures. He has no idea of the popularity of his writing nor the leagues of women who adore his photo of an adventurer who they love and will do truly ridiculous things to capture his heart.Willa Everett Ffynche is a young lady who enjoys learning. She is a voracious reader, not fiction of course. She prefers hard facts instead of hyperbole and doesn't understand why young ladies love reading sensational novels. She is a lovely lady who is honestly warm and compassionate, which has resulted in 14 marriage proposals in her first season. She has not been moved sufficiently to accept any of them. Willa has very private reasons for not throwing caution to the winds and become impulsive and reckless and would never be attracted to someone like Lord Wilde, or so she thinks.A attractive love story with witty banter between two characters that look at the globe in various ways with distinct values that could separate or bring them together. Willa wars the attraction because she does not wish to be married to a man who is in the spotlight and Alaric is frustrated that the situation he finds himself in is out of his control. Can they search a method to be together and still have the life they deserve?This is the first book in the fresh series by Eloisa and now we have to wait impatiently for the next one. I recommend this book to all who love Historical Romance.

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    Wilde in Love: The Wildes of Lindow Castle review [Book]  2017-11-1 18:0

    Wilde in Love by Eloisa James is the First book in the Fresh Series called "The Wildes of Lindow Castle". This is the story of Lord Alaric Wilde and Miss Willa Ffynche. Alaric has been away for a long time leaving one adventure after another while writing down his adventures. Alaric adventures along with the books is wrote about them have created him very popular for his time. So much so that women flock to him at every turn. But Alaric doesn't wish this type of fame nor the attention but that doesn't seem to stop anyone. Alaric didn't know of himself being popular until he returned home. Alaric thought the only true thing he would have to deal with is the thoughts of his older brother past death. Alaric family has 8 brother and sister along with as step sibling or two. So they are a huge family.Willa loves her books and the quietness of life although her mate Lavina is a huge fan of Alaric, Willa has not been. But now her and Lavina are head to a house party at the Wilde estate not knowing that Alaric is in residence. Willa is fast to set judgement on Alaric but he slowly starts to present her another side of himself than what she thinks. Alaric finds Willa beautiful, intelligent and not all impressed with his fame as the other ladies are. I did have fun Willa and Alaric story and look forward to more in this series!

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    Wilde in Love: The Wildes of Lindow Castle review [Book]  2017-11-1 18:0

    4.5 stars. An absolutely delightful book from Eloisa James. I've read a lot of of her books and this one is one of my favorites. It's charming, cute and aric Wilde is a younger son of a duke. After the oldest son dies he takes off on worldwide adventures, writing books about his travels. He finally returns to England only to search that he is a celebrity for the wrong reasons. Then he meets the one young lady that is not impressed by him, Wilhelmina Ffynche. Willa hasn't even read his books! Can a very personal woman love a notorious guy?I love how Alaric clearly knew when he had found the right woman for him. He was charming and determined. He saw things in Willa that others missed. I suspect that Willa is a lot like Eloisa herself. This was a very amazing book.An ARC of the book was provided in return for an honest review.

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    Wilde in Love: The Wildes of Lindow Castle review [Book]  2017-11-1 18:0

    4.5 starsThis was a lot of fun!I loved Willa and Alaric. They’re both intelligent and sassy and don’t really wish to follow the rules of society. Together they push buttons and have delicious banter and the chemistry is out of control. There are several secondary characters that I hope obtain their own ot wise, it did take a bit to obtain started and I did almost give up. I’m so satisfied I didn’t because this could easily be a favorite. Super fluffy, a little bit of conflict, but it’s not between Willa and Alaric, and an epilogue than was perfect. There is a short chapter at the end that has me hoping North’s story is next.Overall, it was a fun read and I can’t wait to obtain my hands on the next story.**Huge thanks to Avon Books for providing the arc free of charge**

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    Wilde in Love: The Wildes of Lindow Castle review [Book]  2017-11-1 18:0

    Run Read Alert!!!! I couldn’t place this book down. I love how this book flips the script and makes it so that drama and the potential for scandal follows the character rather than like most H.R. books where it tends to search the heroine. I love watching the character convince the heroine that even though due to his fame he is not the husband she would choose for herself that he is in fact the husband she can not live with out. I love how this couple is faced with and overcomes life and death situations rather than the trivial scandals that we search in a lot of H.R. stories. This book was such a fun read and I can’t wait to read more from this author.I give this book a 5.5

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    Wilde Fire: A Forever Wilde Novel review [Book]  2018-3-20 18:0

    Fans of this author and the Created Marion series know what to expect and anticipation has been building for this third in the Wilde series.  As in the Marian series we have a huge family, lots of love, somewhat crazy experiences and some hot guys with the family led by grandfathers Doc and Grandpa (Weston) - channel Aunt Tilly!The prologue brings a taste of the wonderfully exciting trip ahead.  "That's a mighty fine cock you got there, boy."  "Round these parts, we call them roosters, @#$%head"... but best mates and much more since childhood Otto and Walker were not really talking about the Rooster and hidden clouds were rolling in.Walker's family moved away just before the senior year and neither boy could imagine the days ahead, a future without the other.  The plan was always to go to college together until a tragic happening and Walker's globe shifted on its axis again.  It wouldn't be fair to expect Otto to wait, with all of the responsibility on Walker's shoulders and Walker, with any explaination, told Otto that he required to move on.  There was no method Otto could stay there without Walker so he joined the NAVY.  These guys, each in their own way, still planning to be with the other, someday.  Maybe.  But a lot of tears would be shed,  interspersed with pockets of joy and, interludes of passion.  This was a strong story of first love and what they believed would be latest love.  Otto would do anything, absolutely anything for Walker and the time would come for one more test.  Does Walker feel the same?I love the Wilde family and their enviable relationships.  They are ever-present, really show for each other.  This is one of my top 5 authors of any genre and each fresh release brings sunshine, warmth the satisfying, enviable relationship we can anticipate, although it is never a sure thing.  

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    Wilde Fire: A Forever Wilde Novel review [Book]  2018-3-20 18:0

    Phenomenal Phenomenal Phenomenal. Another outstanding book in this series. This is Otto and Seth's love story. They have been apart for ten years. Seth breaks up with Otto without explaining why. Otto joins the Navy with his brother. He learns how to be a firefighter while serving in the Navy. When Otto is discharged from the Navy he goes home only to explore Seth is now the city sheriff. Otto and Seth go thru a lot of trials and tribulations as they become a couple. There is never a dull moment thru out the book. As always it was nice catching up with the other cast of characters. I highly recommend reading this book and the entire series.

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    Wilde Fire: A Forever Wilde Novel review [Book]  2018-3-20 18:0

    I loved Otto and Seth, as this series expands so does my heart fill up. I have always been a sucker for second possibility romances and Wilde Fire certainly scorches in the best way! The method this was constructed with each chapter starting with a letter to the other with most unsent, it told a story within the story that was dripping with emotions and undeniable determination in the belief in the love they shared even when it all seemed to have been lost along the way. Like the Marian family the Wilds are fiercely loyal and they all lean on each other. After being separated after high school Otto and Seth both believe in their heart they are destined to be together , until a cruel twist of fate sets both men now on various life courses.Till 10 years later have both returned to the city they grew up in and love. I found myself laughing hard and shedding tears as the story tells both the forward and past of what Seth and Otto share, and the hot fireman and police man certainly turn up the heat to some intense inferno levels.Utterly satisfying and misty eye inducing, Wilde Fire is a must read and for me one of my favorites of this series yet!

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    Wilde Fire: A Forever Wilde Novel review [Book]  2018-3-20 18:0

    Perfection!I have to admit while I read the first book in this series and really enjoyed Nico and West, I did not read the second book about Felix. I'm not into the whole "secret royal" blah blah story line so I was honestly worried when I saw what that book was about that I wasn't going to like the rest of this series, or rather where the series was headed. I hate when we have stories featuring a large family and then they slowly scatter. Having said ALL of that, I LOVED this book. This is exactly what I've come to know and love about Lucy Lennox and her writing. Otto and Seth were soulmates and no amount of time, distance, or lack of communication was going to tear them apart. I adored both of their personalities. I seriously couldn't obtain enough of them. What I loved the most about their story was there wasn't some large lovers to enemies, will we or won't we, etc. It was clear from the beginning that they loved each other and that had never changed. I'm a large believer that sometimes it really is that simple and it's okay to write a romance novel where the couple aren't so wishy washy. Outside forces were still at work, but that just doesn't matter when you are real soulmates. I can't wait for the next book in the series. Maybe in the future I'll be able to talk myself into Felix, until then I'm really looking forward to Hudson!

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    Wilde Fire: A Forever Wilde Novel review [Book]  2018-3-20 18:0

    Another champion from Lucy Lennox. She has such a bonus for creating characters that the reader will fall in love with and communities that you wish to become a part of.I love second possibility romances. Wilde Fire gives us that and so much more. The history between Otto and Seth is so rich and complex. When they are given a second possibility with each other they both know the bonus that is. Each chooses to move forward and start living the life together that they always dreamt cy has made a globe that is full of unbelievable secondary characters who add so a lot of layers to this story. I can't wait for more stories from the Forever Wilde series.

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    Wilde Fire: A Forever Wilde Novel review [Book]  2018-3-20 18:0

    Wilde Fire is an emotional, actionpacked, exciting and angsty love story with two young MCs who have been in love with each other their whole lives but life and family place up quite a few obstacles for them to overcome to finally live happily ever after as they both well e love between Otto and Walker is my favorite kind. Deep, passionate, and neverending. This was my favorite angle of the story. I am a real sucker for this special, special bond that can happen once in a lifetime once in a blue moon. These two guys share this unbreakable bond and nothing can stop their happiness.If you have fun lots of complications, heartache and excitement with your love stories, this is a amazing read for you. The writer brings her usual A android game in terms of writing, style and sizzling chemistry. I honestly hated some angsty parts of the plot which clearly shows how strong the writing is. My heart got a strenuous workout and I will have to rest it for a while. We obtain lots of sizzling hot sexytime, some truly moving, emotional scenes and plenty of glimpses of the awesome Wilde family.Wild Fire is a amazing addition to this series and I can't wait to read who gets a story next. Have fun.

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    Wilde Fire: A Forever Wilde Novel review [Book]  2018-3-20 18:0

    This book was absolutely amazing. I freakin loved everything about Otto and Seth's story. They have been mates since children and fell in love as teenagers. They were always together until Seth's parents moved away. Otto went into the Navy and Seth went to the police academy but the love they shared never faded. Now they are both back in the same hometown and when they see each other for the first time in a long time...the sparks fly. However Seth is keeping a large secret that could change everything for them. Nothing is quite what it seems but can Otto and Seth search their method back to each other? This story omg gave me all the feels. I am a large sucker for second possibility romance and this book delivers for sure. I laughed, cried, swooned, and cheered for them throughout their story. Their letters to each other both sent and unsent absolutely created the book for me...I cried a lot reading them. Their love story is truly attractive and it was so amazing to read about. I would highly recommend this book and the whole Forever Wilde series to everyone....its that good. I can't wait for Hudson's story next!! Another awesome story by this very talented author....well done!

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    Wilde Fire: A Forever Wilde Novel review [Book]  2018-3-20 18:0

    What a amazing th and Otto were mates since they were 8 and were inseparable that is until Seth’s parents decided to move out of town. Move forward 10 years and Seth has returned to Hobie with a secret. Otto and his brother Saint return to Hobie after spending their time in the th and Otto finally see each other after 10 years and sparks fly again.I loved the letters these 2 wrote to each other but never sent over the 10 years they were is is truly a attractive love story their love for each other is truly magical.

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    Wilde Fire: A Forever Wilde Novel review [Book]  2018-3-20 18:0

    I say it after reading each of her books, but I think this one is my favorite so far in the this series! Lucy keeps outdoing herself. The MC have chemistry out of this world. It's a sweet, 2nd possibility love story with action and conflict. It's so amazing to see returning characters. I love grandpa and Doc and baby Pippa is a doll. I could just feel the deep connection between the MC, both past and present. It was a delight to see their journey back to each other. I enjoyed the letters at the beginning of each chapter. Bravo

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    Wilde Fire: A Forever Wilde Novel review [Book]  2018-3-20 18:0

    This was yet another unbelievable addition to the Wilde series. This story is beautiful much told in two parts - Otto and Seth coming back together after a lot of years apart, and then the mystery and excitement of an arsonist in city and blame being laid on the wrong people. I couldn’t place it down! Seth and Otto were just unbelievable together, and as always, there were a lot of side characters that added interest and humor to the n’t wait for the next book. That latest line! Ha ha!

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    Gimme Country: Free Country Radio review [App]  2019-5-18 13:18

    Listened since begin and haven't heard a poor track yet!!! Xellent station, just my kinda Country ❤

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    The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot (1)) review []  2020-1-16 7:48

    I'm a 37 yr old guy. I picked this up because it sounded cool! And it definitely is cool. I had high expectations for it based on the reviews. It was a very UNIQUE and enjoyable story, written very well, with amazing ry minor spoilers to follow: I took one star away only because it sort of vilifies humans. And it gets quite violent towards the end, where some of our main characters as well as our favorite robot are suffering at the hands of humans. I understand that we humans encroach upon and destroy nature and it affects a lot of natural habitats, and we need to be more mindful of that. I had simply hoped that in the story humans would maybe learn a lesson, or there would be at least one amazing person. I guess the author could be trying to teach these principles to children by making the robot set the example, but I don't know if children are going to relate to a robot as much as they would a human, or human child. I think may be the robot could have used a young human friend. Maybe I'm wrong. The robot certainly is an adequate role model to follow. And there is a sequal coming out. Maybe in the sequal the robot will have a human friend, or teach humans how to be more mindful of conclusion, as a parent I would just be slightly concerned that my kid might come away from this story with bit of hatred or disdain for mankind. Some kids might, while others might not. You be the judge. Im just not sure if the idea of humans being muderous villians, with no redemption, is the kind of notice you wish to be sending to a kid at a very young age. In the end I would recommend this to people of all ages because it is a amazing tale and it's very original. Just maybe read it before you give it to your child.

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    The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot (1)) review []  2020-1-16 7:48

    Review from 10-year old boy: I loved the book. Robots are awesome. Same thing with the wilderness. If you combine them together, you obtain this book. This book is so amazing it's hard to place down. I read for two hours and 30 mins straight and could've kept going. That's a fresh record for me. With the books I used to read, I could only read for an hour. One of the other reasons I like this book is because none of the main characters die. Up until I finished the book, I knew it was a best seller. My dad really liked the book too.

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    The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot (1)) review []  2020-1-16 7:48

    Summary: When a ship carrying 500 robots sinks in a hurricane, only one of the robots survives. She is ROZZUM Unit 7134, better known as Roz, and she washes up on an island inhabited only by animals. As she explores the island to learn more about her fresh home, the animals fear they are being invaded by a monster. Gradually, they learn that she likes to support them, and they, in turn, support her. When she adopts an orphaned gosling and builds a nest for herself and her fresh son, she becomes a full-fledged member of the community. Her building and fire-making abilities save the animals during an unusually frigid winter. Roz’s satisfied globe is shattered, though, when her robot past catches up with her. Battle comes to the island as the animals seek to protect her. Can this robot really be “wild”, or must she be real to her automaton nature? 288 pages; grades s: Charlotte’s Web meets The Iron Giant in this debut novel from illustrator Peter Brown. The story is touching without being sappy or emotional, and thought-provoking without being preachy. Brown’s own illustrations are generously inserted throughout the text. If I were on the Newbery committee, this would be going to the top of my ns: The ending is a small dark. Until the latest few chapters, I thought this would be a excellent read-aloud for grades 2 and up. Now I would say grade 3 or even 4 would be the youngest. Read it first if you’re not sure.

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    The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot (1)) review []  2020-1-16 7:48

    For as long as I can remember, I--like the author--have been obsessed with robots, even more with robots interacting with the natural globe in some bizarre capacity. So when I saw this novel, I couldn't wait to read it. Luckily, my lovely wife gifted it to me for Christmas, so here we are, me having read general, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It definitely feels like an extended children's illustrated storybook, and that's not a poor thing. However, it might take a bit for some folks to really obtain into the groove of the novel--as, for a children book, the true "story" takes a bit to truly obtain ong those lines, this is definitely for younger readers. But some parents / guardians / those-reading-the-book-aloud-to-someone might be caught off guard by the surprising violence near the book's end. For such a fun and cute story--even with some little moments of natural darkness--the climactic chapters seemed a bit much and out of put for such a ill, it has solid writing and a fun story, and the artwork is truly gorgeous. Brown's work is fantastic, and I'm glad to see that his long-form storytelling is almost as solid as his short form. It might not have been the norm for him, but I'll be there to read his next middle-grade novel, too.

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    The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot (1)) review []  2020-1-16 7:48

    I introduced myself to the librarian at my public library and asked for some book suggestions. This was on her list and I know own a few copies for my 4th and 5th graders. It is very sweet, with a touch of sadness. It is realistic to our globe in a lot of ways. An older reader may pick up on more themes than a younger one. On the surface it has a terrific beginning and middle with a thought-provoking end. Dig deeper and it is about fear of differences and what a loving family can look like, and much, much more.

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    The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot (1)) review []  2020-1-16 7:48

    4.5 is book is so, so moving, and it's an incredibly quick read with 80ish, short chapters. I downloaded it on my Kindle and literally read it while I did chores around the e concept of this book...a machine (a robot) infiltrating the wilderness...spells trouble. But what happened was z and her story support teach the reader about respecting others, loving despite differences and fierce loyalty in times of crisis.I don't wish to give away too much, but this quote was a favorite..."Brightbill had been Roz’s son from the moment she picked up his egg. She had saved him from certain death, and then he had saved her. He was the reason Roz had lived so well for so long."The animals and Roz become one community and are there for each other in every way...and it's beautiful. I'm hopeful for a second book.

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