- Editie: Kindle-editie
- Bestandsgrootte: 404 KB
- Printlengte: 256 pagina's
- Gelijktijdig gebruik van apparaten: Onbeperkt
- Uitgever: Xerika Publishing (7 juni 2017)
- Verkocht door: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Taal: Engels
- ASIN: B071G87SKG
- Tekst-naar-spraak: Ingeschakeld
- Word Wise: Ingeschakeld
- Klantenrecensies: 46 klantbeoordelingen
- Plaats op Amazon-bestsellerlijst: #96.119 Betaald in Kindle Store (Top 100 betaald in Kindle Store bekijken)
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A Kilo of String (English Edition) Kindle-editie
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"A Kilo of String had me howling with laughter... I am so excited to have found this wonderful author." - Effrosyni Moschoudi (author of The Lady of the Pier series)
"The author's entertaining stories, interesting anecdotes, and humor make this book an excellent read for everyone." - Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
"A very funny and informative memoir about choosing to live and work in Greece." - Marjory McGinn (author of Things Can Only Get Feta and A Saint for the Summer)
"Witty and very funny. I really enjoyed this book. The author clearly has a love for the country and the people. I particularly love the way he portrays Greek life." - USA Today Bestselling author Kathryn Gauci
"Rob Johnson's witty dialogue engages all the senses. He has that rare talent for spinning a memorable yarn (in this case, a kilo of string) and leaving the audience clamoring for more." - Pamela Allegretto (Author of Bridge of Sighs and Dreams)
"I thoroughly enjoyed the book from beginning to end and the author's humour really tickled my funny bone... It's a great book and well worth reading for its insights into this nation of friendly people." - Val Poore (Author of the African Ways series)--Deze tekst verwijst naar de paperback editie.
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Several of the later chapters are a bit thin, and focus on minutiae that may not be of great interest to every reader. Still they add small pieces to the puzzle of a country that certainly has its quirks. For those who have an affection for Greece and Greeks, the book will be entertaining. The greater mystery of what the Johnsons are doing with 420 olive trees and less than an unswerving calling to harvest them may have to wait for a sequel. They certainly have staked a claim in a non-touristy area of Greece that merits reflection. I wish we were told more about their neighbors. But wanting to know more suggests there is more to be written by an entertaining author.
So join the Johnsons on their adventure. (As an added bonus, hear Penny’s mum pronounce the Greek word “thespinés”.) Highly recommended book. You won’t be disappointed!
I laughed my socks of at many of Rob Johnson's stories about his encounters. He is both self-deprecating and honest; he's also candid about aspects of Greek life and Greek bureaucracy that don't make sense to him, but his affection for his adopted country is clear throughout. There are numerous comparisons with the UK throughout the book, so it's handy to have some of that background knowledge too. Altogether, I thoroughly enjoyed the book from beginning to end and the author's humour really tickled my funny bone.
But was there anything lacking after all that? Well, I would have loved a bit more about the country and scenery around Rob and Penny's new home. It would have been lovely to 'see' a bit more of the landscape in my head, but that's just a personal wish. That apart, it's a great book and well worth reading for its insights into this nation of friendly people.
Parts of the book are laugh-out-loud funny to me, particularly when he was describing his misadventures trying to steal parts for his toy boat as a kid. This really had me cracking up. But there are many tales in the story that had me laughing.
I learned a lot about not only Greece in this book, but also about olive farming. Wow. What grueling and difficult work. It’s like a person would have to be half-crazy to choose a life like that! Or an author, perhaps.
This is the second book I’ve read by Rob Johnson. I enjoy his writing a lot. I hope he keeps it up! I will keep reading. Highly recommended!