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“Guided tours, luxury hotels, technology that tethers us to society at all times of day. As people, we have become swaddled infants, overprotected and under-pushed, living inside a bureaucratic temple of paper forms. We are capable of climbing great mountains, of walking great distances, of surviving many days without takeaway food or a shiny kitchen, yet we praise ourselv “Guided tours, luxury hotels, technology that tethers us to society at all times of day. As people, we have become swaddled infants, overprotected and under-pushed, living inside a bureaucratic temple of paper forms. We are capable of climbing great mountains, of walking great distances, of surviving many days without takeaway food or a shiny kitchen, yet we praise ourselves for an hour in the gym or a short run. ‘Well done,’ we say smugly, before taking a hot shower and drying off with a clean towel. Then we sit inside, turn on the television, and wait for tomorrow’s sweat. We have forgotten what it feels like to enter nature, walk in the rain without an umbrella, and sleep beneath the stars. The world is the most beautiful of places and waits for us with open arms, breathing awe and joy into all those who dare to embrace it.” Faced with the question of what to do with his life, Jamie decided to break it down into something more manageable and instead, asked himself, ‘What do I want to do next with my life?’ The answer was to walk across Iceland. A journey of dreams and a comedy of errors, two unprepared brothers from a small village in rural England decide that for the first extended walk of their lives, they will attempt to cross a whole country on foot. Starting their journey simply by following a compass north, they soon encounter erupting volcanoes, glacial rivers, and a moonscape like no other. This is a story of wind, of walking, and of being a brother. Surviving is easy. It’s living that is the difficult bit.


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“Guided tours, luxury hotels, technology that tethers us to society at all times of day. As people, we have become swaddled infants, overprotected and under-pushed, living inside a bureaucratic temple of paper forms. We are capable of climbing great mountains, of walking great distances, of surviving many days without takeaway food or a shiny kitchen, yet we praise ourselv “Guided tours, luxury hotels, technology that tethers us to society at all times of day. As people, we have become swaddled infants, overprotected and under-pushed, living inside a bureaucratic temple of paper forms. We are capable of climbing great mountains, of walking great distances, of surviving many days without takeaway food or a shiny kitchen, yet we praise ourselves for an hour in the gym or a short run. ‘Well done,’ we say smugly, before taking a hot shower and drying off with a clean towel. Then we sit inside, turn on the television, and wait for tomorrow’s sweat. We have forgotten what it feels like to enter nature, walk in the rain without an umbrella, and sleep beneath the stars. The world is the most beautiful of places and waits for us with open arms, breathing awe and joy into all those who dare to embrace it.” Faced with the question of what to do with his life, Jamie decided to break it down into something more manageable and instead, asked himself, ‘What do I want to do next with my life?’ The answer was to walk across Iceland. A journey of dreams and a comedy of errors, two unprepared brothers from a small village in rural England decide that for the first extended walk of their lives, they will attempt to cross a whole country on foot. Starting their journey simply by following a compass north, they soon encounter erupting volcanoes, glacial rivers, and a moonscape like no other. This is a story of wind, of walking, and of being a brother. Surviving is easy. It’s living that is the difficult bit.

34 review for Across the Moon: Two Unprepared Brothers Traverse Iceland on Foot (Great Big Scary World Adventures Book 3)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chad Brady

    I enjoyed this book immensely! A story of an enduring spirit, a bond between brothers and the will to complete an epic adventure against all odds! This book has both given me pause as well as stoked a fire even more for my wanting to explore the Icelandic outback...

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lukáš Lacko

    I finally had a chance to read new Jamie's book and it was amazing! My expectations were really high after reading The Boy Who Was Afraid of the World and I was not disappointed. It is full of adventure, fighting different kind of fears and what I value the most - honesty. I really enjoyed reading it and I definitely recommend this to anyone who believes or at least want to believe that the strong mind can help you face any kind of challenges... I finally had a chance to read new Jamie's book and it was amazing! My expectations were really high after reading The Boy Who Was Afraid of the World and I was not disappointed. It is full of adventure, fighting different kind of fears and what I value the most - honesty. I really enjoyed reading it and I definitely recommend this to anyone who believes or at least want to believe that the strong mind can help you face any kind of challenges...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jaaz Catterall

    So two brothers decided to take a stroll across Iceland in their socks. Well, one of them went in his socks at least. This book is pretty good on its own, but it's much better after reading "The Boy Who Was Afraid of the World," "The Avant-Garde Life," or the Great Big Scary World Blog (all by the same author). The writing's a bit rough, but the story more than makes up for it. So two brothers decided to take a stroll across Iceland in their socks. Well, one of them went in his socks at least. This book is pretty good on its own, but it's much better after reading "The Boy Who Was Afraid of the World," "The Avant-Garde Life," or the Great Big Scary World Blog (all by the same author). The writing's a bit rough, but the story more than makes up for it.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Nicky

  5. 5 out of 5

    Radek Hornak

    I loved this book a lot. Preparing for a trip to Iceland myself, I came across this beautiful and captivating story of two brothers who decided to cross the whole Iceland without any detailed planning and proper equipment. It's a story of link between brothers and friends, endurance, leaving one's comfort zone and experiencing life in its purest form. Excellent reading! I loved this book a lot. Preparing for a trip to Iceland myself, I came across this beautiful and captivating story of two brothers who decided to cross the whole Iceland without any detailed planning and proper equipment. It's a story of link between brothers and friends, endurance, leaving one's comfort zone and experiencing life in its purest form. Excellent reading!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jacqui

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  10. 4 out of 5

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  17. 4 out of 5

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    Lee-anne Fox

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jaaz Catterall

  20. 5 out of 5

    Matty James

  21. 5 out of 5

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  22. 4 out of 5

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  23. 5 out of 5

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    Prem90

  32. 4 out of 5

    mary frances lyons

  33. 5 out of 5

    bokyeong

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    Buttercup

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