I usually check my reviews on a daily basis. It’s great to see how people react to my books. I’m curious about each reader’s experience. I learn from them too, sometimes there’s a recurring theme, or observation. If several readers have commented on a poor aspect in one of my books, I know it may need addressing and occasionally, I’ll tweak a book to reflect this.
Here’s a few interesting reviews I’ve found recently.
Chad ‘Stick’ Poindexter lives near the Appalachian Trail, in fact it’s his playground. What a place to live, imagine being able to get out on the AT that quickly? He also writes a great outdoors blog and recently I sent him a copy of Travelled Far, just ’cause he’s a mate. He was good enough to post a review here:
Jennifer O. Bell was pretty excited to get her copy of Travelled Far. Not sure about the ‘literary master’ part, but I like the rest!
Jennifer O. Bell reviewed Travelled Far: A Collection Of Hiking Adventures
The best writing about hiking I’ve seen March 18, 2017
I’ve read all Keith Foskett’s books and have marvelled at his progression from clever journal writer to literary master. These essays are in the finest tradition of adventure writing and place Foskett among the pantheon of poetic English seekers. You will be inspired, whether to do an actual long-distance hike or to simply live your life more fully. Bravo, Fozzie!
Balancing on Blue
Carrie Drake reviewed Balancing on Blue – Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Good read! February 9, 2017
Very entertaining book, I love how the trail and surroundings are described. One of the better AT books I’ve read.
Kevin Findlater reviewed Balancing on Blue – Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Excellent record of a fantastic adventure 11 March 2017
Once again Keith Foskett proves he’s amongst the best at making you feel that you walked every step of the way with him on his adventures – this time the epic AT.
The Journey in Between
Reminiscent of Michener?
A Customer reviewed The Journey in Between: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on El Camino de Santiago
Excellent March 15, 2017
Well written, vivid descriptions. Excellent reading for those of us who cannot accomplish the pilgrimage ourselves but can experience it by reading Fozzie’s book. Not just the daily blow by blow but the how and why as well. Reminiscent of Michener!
The Last Englishman
Susan Jagannath thinks The Last Englishman is downright dangerous . . .
Susan Jagannath reviewed The Last Englishman: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail
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Downright dangerous and deliciously tempting – another thru-hiking winner from Keith Foskett. March 19, 2017
If books are dangerous, and travel is even more hazardous – and Mr Keith Foskett’s latest book is absolutely deadly – it will jerk you out of your complacent, comfortable life and hurl you out into unknown territory full of bears, body odour and beer. I am holding onto the arms of my chair, as the last time after I read one of his hiking books ( the one on the Camino), I suddenly found myself on the Camino Ingles, a trail I had just barely heard about and just started researching. I had never heard of the PCT, then I saw ‘Into the Wild’ on the plane out to Spain, and decided then and there, that I was happy to stick to the Camino, but then I read this book. I love that it’s a book just about walking, the countryside and the people you meet, with sound ideas about practical strategies to go about making it manageable and doable – like finding a town off the trail regularly to replenish and rest, and working out a way to beat the winter freeze. I can’t wait to read his next book and you should too . . nothing grows in the comfort zone . . get out there . . .