Walk and ncounters with Ulster folk of all stripes He uickly learns that a single continuous Ulster Way footpath is a fiction a fiction that has since been dispensed with in favor of several highlighted segments and also solves at least partly a mystery about the origins of his Ulster grandfather His writing is funny self deprecating and Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, even poetic while seemingffortless and conversational A great serendipitous find at the Halifax Public Library I thoroughly A Fairly Honourable Defeat enjoyed it Highly recommended for armchair travelers and actual travelers to Northern Ireland I have read than a few travel books and I have loved several They must all now move down a notch Beyond Belfast is the best and veryasy to rate five star It is funny original and I loved very page I started marking off interesting or amusing phrases but gave up as there were just too many Many times I stopped reading smiled shook my head and asked how did he come up with that description I am sure I could open it up at any page and find something that would please me to read over againIt took a long time to read because I could not finish two pages before there was something to Google and I would be off on a hunt for photos This is not for lack of description uite the opposite Places are so well described that it was like teasing me I could not be satisfied with just imagining I had to see for myself I actually tried to stay away from the internet for just one reading session got all comfy in bed with no connection anywhere near to hand and found myself ripping up my bookmark to keep the pages of things to look up the next day I am morally opposed to folding down page corners So I gave up trying and allowed myself the time I needed to really savor this beauty of a bookWill Ferguson has a wonderful way of viewing the word and then describing it to us More of this please. D heartfelt look at one of the most misunderstood corners of the world As the grandson of a Belfast orphan Will also peels back the myths and realities of his own family history a mysterious photograph rumours of a lost inheritance The truth when it comes is both surprising and funn.
I wanted to love this book but it s the first Will Ferguson book that I ve read and have not loved I think that its major weakness was the length and structure The material was interesting and the stories were interesting on their own but I would have preferred fewer anecdotes told in greater depth I didn t need to hear about very single day of his hike Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue every single village he passed through I really liked thending when he took time to The Man Without a Face explore his own family and his history and I wished that he d tied this theme to his travels throughout the book instead of mentioning it then forgetting about it for a hundred pages then mentioning it again Injoyed reading about the history of Northern Ireland but again I thought that these sections were disjointed a bit tough to follow and often lacking depth Some were wonderful though The section on Omagh has really stuck with meSince it won an award for humour and since I ve laughed heartily through his other books I also xpected a lot humour While his travels were amusing I don t think he told them as hilariously as he did in past books and I only laughed out loud once or twice In Beyond Belfast Will Ferguson recounts his trip around the Ulster Way a long distance hiking trail that roughly follows the perimeter of Northern Ireland It turns out that trail is a bit of a misnomer as the actual path cuts across plenty of private land through various impassable bogs and mpties into the middle of highways without much direction Such is the life I supposeThe journey of course is actually one of the The Troubles It s an xploration by foot of significant sites in the country all too often marred and made notable as being sites of violence or bombings It s an unstable peace that Ferguson finds a peace that offers little comfort or dependability and certainly no clear cut solutionsAs a tr. Offbeat charming and filled with humour and insight Beyond Belfast is the story of one man’s misguided attempt at walking the Ulster Way “the longest waymarked trail in the British Isles” It’s a journey that takes Will Ferguson through the small towns and half forgotten vill.
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Avelogue I found this volume uite njoyable It s asy reading and a story well told although don t come looking for action and adventure The pages are full of uneventful strolls strung together with some history trivia and typical hiker complaints And yet Ferguson tells it as a story that keeps you interested through the humanity of it all if not through the action It s pleasurable in the same way that a warm cup of tea on a cold winter s day is pleasurable it s not distinct or memorable or riveting but it s friendly and comforting all the sameOne note though When I logged on to do this review apparently I had read the book 6 years ago I have no memory of that read so maybe that says something about it This read was certainly njoyable All Seated on the Ground even if nothing really stood out Original Review May 2013 Annjoyable memoir of Will Ferguson s trip along the Ulster Way in Ireland While it s a fairly hefty read and sometimes plods at foot pace with him it also paints a nuanced picture of the Irish culture nostalgically taking me back to my own time in Belfast It s a land of contrasts clouds and some crazy cultural moments and it s a very human tale of the journey along the way If you re interested in Irish culture or have a thing for hiking meets history it s certainly worth taking a look at This was just what I was looking to read in anticipation of a trip to Northern Ireland though I have no intention whatsoever of walking than a few miles on the Ulster Way Canadian humorist Will Ferguson undertook to walk the whole thing in now I can t find a reference to the year but I get the sense it was the fall of around 2005 or 2006 not so many years after the 1998 Good Friday Agreement stablished a peace that was still rather fraught He works a pretty good political and cultural history of Ulster a bit at a time into the narrative of his long. Ages of Northern Ireland along rugged coastlines and across barren moorland heights past crumbling castles and patchwork farmsFrom IRA pubs to Protestant marches from bandits and bad weather to banshees and blood sausage he wades into the thick of things providing an affectionate an.
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Will Ferguson is an award winning travel writer and novelist His last work of fiction 419 won the Scotiabank Giller Prize He has won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour a record tying three times and has been nominated for both the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize His new novel The Shoe on the Roof will be released October 17 2017 Visit him at WillFergusonca