by Bear Grylls (Orion) ISBN: 9781409156826
Bear Grylls is a world-renowned adventurer and survival expert. He has capitalised on his lifelong passion by producing an array of television shows and publications focusing on the outdoors, survival and exploration.
I was therefore somewhat surprised to see a fictional novel by this well-known celebrity. But Grylls has not strayed far from what he knows.
His character, Will Jaeger is a typical “Born Survivor”. An ex-military type, he is imprisoned on a hostile island and tortured, but escapes against all odds with the help of a colleague and friend. A story of revenge, further rescue, and survival ensues.
Fans of Grylls will no doubt enjoy his foray into the thriller genre. This is certainly an action-packed story with obvious insight into the rugged outdoors. Personally, I was not taken by the plot or the premise and feel there is far better on offer in this competitive genre. At best, this is an enjoyable holiday read.
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