Out of the Wild: 7 years in the New Zealand Wilderness, Charlie Paterson

Memoir & Biography, NonFiction, Travel & Travel Guide

Not the standard romantic wilderness survival tale, but a very honest, warts and all account of one young man’s unique journey, striving to survive for seven years in a very remote rainforest location inside New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, three days walk away from the nearest road end. Away from all the modern conveniences and comforts most take for granted, his tale is one of adversity, building a dream with dogged determination. Battling against considerable and powerful opposition, bureaucracy, severe lack of money, unforgiving nature, loneliness and ultimately his own ill health; only to find the dream fulfilled will almost destroy him. A sometimes spiritual and critical tale of self-discovery where ultimately his growing faith in God literally saves him from a very sorry end in the mountainous wilderness of New Zealand. A story that exposes wilderness living as it truly is, not for the faint hearted. However, Out of the Wild is more than just a candid wilderness survival tale, but includes some very interesting snippets of New Zealand’s early pioneer history associated to the Fiordland National Park, the Hollyford Track, Martins Bay, the beautiful deserted ghost town of Jamestown Bay and even the fabled “lost ruby mine” in the inaccessible Red Hills. For the outdoor and “back to basics” enthusiasts Charlie details his accounts of hunting red deer in the thick Fiordland rainforest around his wilderness home to using the old traditional methods to store his kills, through to trapping introduced predators destroying the special rainforest ecosystems of Fiordland. “Out of the Wild” is a very unique New Zealand wilderness tale which will appeal to the outdoor conservative types.

Out of the Wild: 7 years in the New Zealand Wilderness is a travel memoir that will take its readers on a moving and memorable journey across the vast expanse of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park. The author’s story of his journey is incredible and unlike anything, I have read before. I have read a lot of travel memoirs as it is a genre I adore however Out of the Wild stands out amongst the genre and is now one of my favorite travel memoirs of all time thanks to the sensational story and compelling literature. Never before have I been so enchanted by a memoir but the author and narrator of his own story, Charlie Paterson managed to compel me from the very start thanks to his honest and captivating writing. If you are a reader who adores travel memoirs or memoirs, in general then Out of the Wild is for you as it is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

Memoirs with a travel theme are my favorite type of books to read. I adore memoirs because they give the reader insight into a person’s fascinating life. In particular, I love memoirs with travel themes because the reader is whisked away on a journey and if the author of such a biography is brilliantly descriptive about the places he and or she visits, the reader will feel as if they are right there experiencing every moment the author is. Out of the Wild written by the extraordinary Charlie Paterson is just this type of read; it is an incredibly powerful travel memoir that whisks the reader away to New Zealand. The reader thanks to the author’s impeccable descriptions will feel as if they are right there and this was a truly stunning feeling.

Out of the Wild will introduce the reader to the author and narrator of his own story, Charlie Paterson. Charlie in his book Out of the Wild will chronicle the journey he went on for seven years. Charlie for seven years survived in a remote rainforest located in the Fiordland National Park, and his journey was one full of many ups and downs. Charlie’s journey was not an easy one, in fact, it was incredibly hard at times as he had to survive with virtually no money, the unforgiving climate as well as his own health, both physical and mental health. However, Charlie did survive and in his book Out of the Wild he will express what helped him to do so along the way and one of the reasons was God and his faith in him. The journey is a beautiful, poignant and memorable one which will inspire an adventure in its readers all while informing them about the beautiful Fiordland National Park and its spectacular beauty.

Charlie Paterson is an incredible man who I admire so much, there is much I admire about Charlie but one of the core attributes I admire about him is the fact that he has told his story. Literature is an art form and it is there for stories to be told and shared, and stories like Charlie’s should definitely be shared thanks to the inspiring nature of it. Charlie set out on a journey which most people would have thought was not possible but Charlie, with his grit and determination, decided that he would at least try and he succeeded and this speaks volumes about his character. Charlie flawlessly narrates his story in a brazen, honest and inspiring way, the journey is tough at times, especially when the reader reads of Charlie’s loneliness but mostly the story is inspiring because it shows us, readers, that anything can happen as long as you have the will and determination.

The profoundness in Out of the Wild is sensational, and many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading this book. Charlie effortlessly inspires thoughts and feelings in his readers as well as compel them to read from beginning to end. I found myself reading Out of the Wild at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as engrossing; his incredible literature will have you turning the pages frantically, and I adored how he was able to do this. As well as Charlie writing his novel in an incredibly compelling way, he also is excellent at describing the settings and places in this book. His beautiful descriptive writing of the forest will make the reader feel as if you are right there, this is how I felt, and because I did, I felt as if I was with Charlie on his journey of discovery and that for me was incredibly wonderful.

As Out of the Wild is a remarkable, memorable and compelling piece of nonfiction I am going to award this book five stars! If you are a reader who adores travel memoirs then do read this book as the story between its pages will entertain you for many days and nights.

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Out of the Wild: 7 years in the New Zealand Wilderness. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

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