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Hot Silver - Riding the Indian Pacific by [Lewis, Steven]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 718 KB
  • Print Length: 90 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Taleist (6 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006J2VBCO
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #355,708 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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What a let-down. Not exactly a total disaster but a modest disappointment.

Not the book. That's fine. In fact Steven Lewis's book is more than fine for it made me laugh throughout at an author who had been rubbing his hands excitedly at the prospect of going on one of the great train journeys, a luxurious sortie across Australia. And who wouldn't be excited at such an opportunity, especially as it was a 'freebie'? Well, for a start not Mrs L who seemed to anticipate some drawbacks and arranged to accompany her husband only as far as Adelaide. Women have this uncanny sense of foreboding so they say.

So don't bother with this book if you don't love the thrilling adventure of train journeys and visiting remote hamlets which even the ghosts have left. Don't even pick it up if the notion of endless barren lands does not appeal. But read it most of all if you enjoy a laugh at the tongue-in-cheek discomfiture and disappointments of a really good travel writer. And I guess that he must have been able to comfort himself throughout the whole dismal business at the thought that he had a genuinely funny book just waiting to be written as soon as he escaped.
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Please do not waste your money on this over-priced piece of trivia. I have done this journey paying for my own ticket, unlike the author, and loved every bit of it. It is one of Australia's great rail trips for those who have the sense to make the most of it, unlike the pathetic author who kept wimping out. What a wasted opportunity . Hilary Way
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I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, i definitely wasn't expecting it to be so funny. I read it in one sitting and found myself transported onto the train with Steven. His descriptions are so vivid you feel you're experiencing the journey with him; not always a comfortable read as you'll discover!
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"Hot Silver" is a great title. The e-book cover is terrific and certainly influenced my decision to buy it. This is not really an e-book, however, being very short; it's an extended article written by an experienced journalist. Not surprisingly, it is well written. There is none of the careless editing that mars some e-books; the sentences flow well and carry the reader along. Top marks for delivery. My reservations are to do with the content.

An editor commissioning an article based on this journey would want a particular bias for the magazine or paper: a focus on Australian history, perhaps, or an account of the landscape and its flora and fauna. These elements are included in "Hot Silver" but don't predominate. The brief might be for a human interest story, with interviews of railway staff and people met at the different calling points. There is little indeed of that. Only if the writer was himself well-known would a highly personal focus seem appropriate. Launching an e-book independently allows the writer to decide on the approach.

Unfortunately Lewis has made the book an account of his personal discomfort and discomfiture. The trip does sound uncomfortable, particularly compared with his (and my) fantasies of Orient Express luxury. But the most striking feature is his recoil from his fellow-passengers on grounds of age. Is his own daily life confined to people around forty? If he believes generations are better kept apart, what future is there for him as his children become adult? He writes of the Hospitality Assistants working for passengers "old enough to be their grandparents". So? The picture that builds over the course of the journey across Australia is of a man who cannot interact with anyone who does not fit the profile of his own social set.
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A short but enjoyable description of the Indian Pacific. I was left wanting more, unlike the author, of the experience. If you are looking for an enjoyable voyage, again unlike the author's experience, then this book is for you. Unless you are Tony Braxton-Smith....
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