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This review is from: Chucking It All - How Downshifting to a Windswept Scottish Island Did Absolutely Nothing to Improve My Quality of Life (Kindle Edition)
The Orkney that the author lived in for 6 or 7 years has little similarity to the Orkney that I lived in for 21 years. His account of his time there is almost totally devoid of insight into what it takes to survive in a small island with a none-too-cosy climate. He has chosen to describe the islanders in a sniggeringly cartoonish mode more suited to rhe pages of Viz: a poor recompense to people who clearly showed him kindness and hospitality.
The 1-star rating is (a) for the occasional faintly amusing episode, and (b)because there seems to be no way to give zero stars.
It is surprising that someone who claims to have grown up in Dundee and to have been to University seems never to have come across the very ordinary Scots "kye" (= "cattle") and represents it as "kai".
He grows disenchanted and thinks of moving on, to Mexico. I suspect that he would find Mexicans a lot less forgiving and peaceable than Orcadians; and that whatever his destination he would find that what he had to live with was himself.
Poison Pixie Publications says it all.