Call of the Wild by Guy GrieveCall of the Wild by Guy Grieve

Call of the Wild

byGuy Grieve

Paperback | March 8, 2007

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Guy Grieve's life was going nowhere - trapped in a job he hated, commuting 2,000 miles a month and up to his neck in debt. But he dreamed of escaping it all to live alone in one of the wildest, most remote places on earth - Alaska.

And just when he'd given up hope, the dream came true. Suddenly Guy was thrown into one of the harshest environments in the world, miles from the nearest human being and armed with only the most basic equipment. And he soon found - whether building a log cabin from scratch, hunting, ice fishing or of course dodging bears in the buff - that life in the wilderness was anything but easy...

Part Ray Mears, part Bill Bryson, CALL OF THE WILD is the gripping story of how a mild-mannered commuter struggled with the elements - and himself - and eventually learned the ways of the wild.
Guy Grieve gave up his job in sales and marketing to spend a year alone in the Alaskan wilderness. He has written for theScotsmanand he currently lives on the Isle of Mull with his wife and two sons.
Title:Call of the WildFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 2 inPublished:March 8, 2007Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0340898259

ISBN - 13:9780340898253

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent adventure read I nearly passed this book up just because of the title but glad I didn’t. The author does an amazing job of getting you into his mind and giving a taste of what he went though in his Alaskan quest. The short chapters and powerful story kept me up late at night telling myself just one more chapter several times before I’d put down the book and then would lay in bed wide awake thinking about his adventures. He didn’t make himself out to be some sort of expert like so many others do and explained the true hardships and reality of bush living.
Date published: 2009-03-10

Editorial Reviews

'Guy Grieve jacked in his desk job to spend a year alone in the Alaskan wilderness. With only moose, bears and wolves for company, he survived freezing temperatures, built a log cabin, learned to hunt and handle a dog team and had several brushes with death.'-Metro