The Outrun Best Download || [Amy Liptrot]


  • Title: The Outrun
  • Author: Amy Liptrot
  • ISBN: 1782115471
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Hardcover

  • When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up Approaching the land that was once home, memories of her childhood merge with the recent events that have set her on this journey.Amy was shaped by the cycle of the seasons, birth and death on the farm, and her father s mental illness, whicWhen Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up Approaching the land that was once home, memories of her childhood merge with the recent events that have set her on this journey.Amy was shaped by the cycle of the seasons, birth and death on the farm, and her father s mental illness, which were as much a part of her childhood as the wild, carefree existence on Orkney But as she grew up, she longed to leave this remote life She moved to London and found herself in a hedonistic cycle Unable to control her drinking, alcohol gradually took over Now thirty, she finds herself washed up back home on Orkney, standing unstable at the cliff edge, trying to come to terms with what happened to her in London.Spending early mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, the days tracking Orkney s wildlife puffins nesting on sea stacks, arctic terns swooping close enough to feel their wings and nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy slowly makes the journey towards recovery from addiction.The Outrun is a beautiful, inspiring book about living on the edge, about the pull between island and city, and about the ability of the sea, the land, the wind and the moon to restore life and renew hope.
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    Commentaires:

    Sarah Norquoy
    On a bleak January morning in 2013 my husband decided to surprise me with a trip to Papa Westray We would never set foot on the island but the flight from Westray to Papay is the shortest in the world, and we were doing it for the novelty bucket list factor It isn t very touristy to take this flight in January, even the pilot commented so, but we re not tourists and clearly my husband wanted to beat the rush While we waited at Kirkwall airport for our plane I was intrigued by a young woman also [...]

    Paul
    The day Amy was born on the island of Orkney her father was sectioned and taken to an institute in Aberdeen Not the most illustrious of starts Apart from her fathers mental heath she has an idyllic childhood, she spent hours on the Outrun, a huge field that went right to the edge of the cliffs Her mather and father were incomers to the island, and this field was part of the farm that they owned There is precious little for teenagers to do on these remote Scottish islands and when she got togethe [...]

    Paul Bryant
    It seems a little churlish, not to say dimwitted, to read a memoir and then complain that the writer is a bit self obsessed, but I did find that by around page 200 I wanted Amy Liptrot to give it a rest and stop bending my ear Please, no of the I was born to be an alcoholic but now I m recovering day by day in the gorgeous yet bleak Orkney islands They re on the edge of Britain I was born on the edge and I live on the edge all my life, geddit Amy contemplates herself so much that even she compl [...]

    Jenny (Reading Envy)
    This book was a must read for me because of the setting, the Orkney Islands, but I came away even impressed by it than I thought I would be Part recovery memoir, true, but Amy Liptrot writes beautifully about nature and her connection to it I could see the islands through her eyes, and felt the balm of the freezing water and isolated winds I had a review copy of this but will be purchasing it from the UK since it won t come out here for months.

    Dianne
    To be completely honest here, the sole reason I had for reading this was the setting of the book I have a weird fascination with remote and isolated places the Arctic circle, Antarctica, the Northwest Territories, and in this case, the Orkney Islands off Scotland s north coast between the Atlantic and the North Sea My husband s father s family is from the Orkney Islands so when I read a review of this book and saw the setting, I was all in.This is a memoir of a young woman, Amy Liptrot, who can [...]

    Fiona
    The Outrun is an extraordinary narrative, a warts and all cathartic autobiographical account of recovery from alcoholism twinned with the most beautiful writing about Orkney s natural world.Amy Liptrot s parents came to Orkney from England than 30 years ago but will always be incomers and Amy, although born on Mainland, Orkney, seems to identify with being English than Orcadian She left for escaped to university in London and that began her downward spiral into addiction, mainly to alcohol The [...]

    The Nerdwriter
    A clear eyed memoir of recovery from alcohol addiction Amy Liptrot s prose skips forward with assurance and clarity The book is relatively short so are the chapters, which makes this is a pretty quick read, but there is depth too Reading The Outrun is like drinking cold water.The story is simple Liptrot, who suffered from severe alcohol addiction in her twenties, moves back to her home in Orkney after completing a rehab program in London Orkney is a collection of islands to the north of Scotland [...]

    Bettie☯
    BOTWbbc programmes b06wclxnDescription Amy Liptrot s incisive memoir of overcoming alcoholism amid the luminous Orkney landscape.Liptrot grew up on a sheep farm on Orkney She was shaped by the wind swept islands, but longed for the excitement of the city A move to London led to a life that was hedonistic and fun but she was unable to control her drinking Her alcoholism exposed her to some terrifying situations and left her lost and lonely At thirty she finds herself washed up back home in Orkney [...]

    Olive (abookolive)
    See my review on booktube youtu 7A6jT35WEEQ

    Jason
    Well one thing this book failed to do is stop my craving for visiting the Orkney Islands So far I love everything about them, the remoteness, the history, the people, being able to experience the raw power of nature and the wildlife One thing that doesn t appeal to me is the swimming in the sea, too cold for me, Amy Liptrot joined the Orkney polar bear club, another author who was a member who I read recently was Victoria Whitworth I m curious to know if they ever met.The book was not what I was [...]

    Rebecca Foster
    Put simply, this is a memoir about Amy Liptrot s slide into alcoholism and her subsequent recovery she also mulls over her father s history of mental illness and the strain it put on her family And yet it is about so much that I m tempted to say alcoholism is only the backstory, not the main thrust Liptrot grew up on mainland Orkney, a tight knit Scottish community she was eager to leave as a teenager but found herself returning to a decade later, washed up after the dissolute living and heartb [...]

    Emma
    straight up 5 stars I loved every word of this Essential reading if you have taken part in hipster culture gentrification, if you have ever been in recovery, if you have ever felt like your true home is on the internet, if you have ever realised that who you are is not who you are.I have started reading this again, straight away.

    Viv JM
    The Outrun is the author s memoirs of how, returning to the remote Orkney Islands were she grew up, she manages to recover from her alcoholism It is a lovely testament to the healing power of nature, and I felt thoroughly immersed in the wildness and beauty of the islands, as described by Liptrot I listened to the audiobook version, narrated very ably by Tracy Wiles, and thought the book worked especially well in audio format.

    Alison
    OK, I ve had a month to mull this over and have decided to remain with 3.5 stars Pity I can t score that on the rating, so have rounded it down.This is a beautifully written memoir of a recovering alcoholic gone back home to Orkney after the London life proved to be harmful to her health and well being.Whilst I somewhat enjoyed it, I found it a bit self absorbed at times yes, I know it s a memoir see how hard I had to think about how to write this review I also found the obsession with describin [...]

    Laura
    From BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Amy Liptrot s incisive memoir of overcoming alcoholism amid the luminous Orkney landscape.Liptrot grew up on a sheep farm on Orkney She was shaped by the wind swept islands, but longed for the excitement of the city A move to London led to a life that was hedonistic and fun but she was unable to control her drinking Her alcoholism exposed her to some terrifying situations and left her lost and lonely At thirty she finds herself washed up back home in Orkney, and [...]

    Lindsey
    Brave, tender, unvarnished and beautifully written Has to be one of the best books I ve read in yonks Well up there amongst my favourites Brilliant.

    Michael Livingston
    This is a lovely book part recovery memoir, part nature writing, it tells the author s story as she sinks into alcoholism and chaos in London and slowly recovers herself exploring her childhood home, the Orkney Islands Liptrop s writing on nature is stunning the landscapes and animals are vivid, and you can feel the wind and rain slashing across the exposed islands The metaphors linking the landscape and islands to her alcoholism and recovery feel a bit laboured at times, but the story is brave, [...]

    Kelly Furniss
    I listened to this on Radio 4 as it was Book Of The Week This book is a very powerful, raw and honest account of alcoholism resulting in an uplifting tale of recovery aided by self discovery from returning to the authors roots on the wind swept Orkney Islands.I have seen very closely the devastating effects this disease can have so I approached this book cautiously and emotionally but I ultimately marvelled at the strength shown to pull through this disease to sobriety.Beautifully written and th [...]

    Abby Green
    This book was a beautifully lyrical and rawly honest account of one woman s descent into darkness and her subsequent rebirth Absolutely gorgeous I will admit that I semi skimmed the nature pieces, but only because I was enthralled when she spoke of her personal experience An inspiring and thought provoking read.

    Carol
    This was recommended to me after I expressed my enjoyment of Wild, by Cheryl Strayed Although from the outset it seems to be about similar things, it is a very different book It took me a while to get through, but it s beautifully written and has made me want to visit Orkney very much.

    Buchdoktor
    Amy Liptrots Mutter kann ihrem Mann noch ihre neugeborene Tochter zeigen, bevor er von der Hauptinsel der Orkneys aufs schottische Festland in eine psychiatrische Klinik ausgeflogen wird Der verst rende Prolog zu Liptrods biografischem Roman zeigt, zwischen welchen Extremen die Autorin aufgewachsen ist Ihre Eltern stammten nicht von den Orkneys und wagten dennoch eine Existenzgr ndung als Schafz chter in der N he des Steinzeitdorfs Skara Brae Amy und ihr j ngerer Bruder verlebten eine idyllische [...]

    Alice Mc
    This book appealed to me mainly for its setting in Orkney, a place I would love to visit someday The descriptions of the island were beautiful and captivating Having spent time on the remote islands of the Outer Hebrides I could relate to many of them However, the I read on, the I found myself getting quite bored Amy Liptrot writes beautifully, but it was a bit repetitive I think I might have found it engaging as a chronological memoir As it is, she jumps between the Orkney Islands to London [...]

    Paul
    Wonderful Brave and tender An honest account of recovery, but also stuffed full of beautiful depictions of nature and islands and solitude and the night sky A reassurance that, whether alone or with the support of others, all storms shall pass.

    Mind the Book
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    Nick Davies
    This was a pleasure Despite not necessarily having the most pleasant story at the centre of it a woman s struggles with alcoholism and then getting and staying clean this autobiographical tale was so beautifully written and so frankly put, it made for a thought provoking yet easy read.Amy Liptrot was born and raised on the west coast of Mainland Orkney, and describes her childhood there, her leaving for London and falling to drink in a serious way, and then her progress in recovery, including re [...]

    Daria
    Non sapevo cosa mi aspettasse una volta sobria, una volta proiettata in un futuro ignoto Non sapevo che sarei tornata alle Orcadi Non sapevo che il mio desiderio pi intenso sarebbe stato sentire il richiamo stridulo del re di quaglie Non sapevo che avrei cominciato a nuotare nel mare e a prendere pi sul serio la scrittura Non sapevo che mi sarei ritrovata a scalare da sola una collina ripida dell isola pi remota del paese durante una burrasca d inizio gennaio, flagellata dalla schiuma delle onde [...]

    Lalagè
    Het boek kent niet echt een spanningsboog Wel is het ontzettend goed geschreven Het grootste gedeelte gaat over het leven op afgelegen eilanden Amy observeert het weer, de sterren, de dieren en de mensen Tussendoor komen herinneringen aan haar Londense tijd boven De balans is precies goed lalageleest.wordpress 201

    Anna
    The Outrun proved to be that excellent thing a book recommendation from a friend that you d probably have never read otherwise, but that turns out to be extremely rewarding It is a memoir, recounting the Liptrot s childhood in Orkney, subsequent move to London, struggle with alcoholism, and return to the isolated Scottish islands from whence she came It is a written in vivid, lyrical style, bringing the wildness of Orkney to life Although I m not that keen on travelling in real life, I love it w [...]

    Paula Bardell-Hedley
    I m gradually learning to say things sober that other people wait to say drunk Without a doubt, this book has been my favourite read of 2017 It was a Christmas gift from my Mother, and I am ashamed to say that it remained on my TBR shelf for several months before I settled down to read it over a long weekend break in Barmouth Bay I mention my whereabouts because The Outrun has at its heart the wild seas of the Orkneys, so the plaintive call of oystercatchers passing overhead merely added to my o [...]

    Kim
    edit 21 01 2017 ik kwam onlangs een redelijk minachtende bespreking tegen in het NRC en begrijp daardoor beter waarom een boek als De uitweer zo belangrijk is er werd geklaagd over hoe dicht Liptrot bij de lezer komt, dat ze overdrijft bijvoorbeeld als ze haar lichaam vergelijkt met de natuur aarde , dat ze te veel wil kleinburgerlijk geklaag want wat is er mis met een schrijver die haar ervaringen zo groot laat als ze waren, zijn, haar ervaringen niet kleiner maakt omdat de mensen, de lezers, d [...]

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