Anyone read my book Cold Wars?

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Andy KP

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 14, 2013 - 02:00pm PT
Hi Guys

The Mountaineers took a big risk printing an unkown Brit's books in the US (Psychovertical and Cold Wars), and although it's sold pretty well (for a book were no ropes are cut with knifes, or 8000 metre summits climbed). Anyway they really need some reviews posting - or even some likes - on Amazon.com (got 56 reviews on UK one). If anyone is willing to take the time to do this and then email me, then I'll email you a pdf of my hooking book http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hooks-ebook/dp/B008LZRO0A/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1360879094&sr=1-1 - and if you havn't read it, then buy, read it, comment (not if you think it's cr@p) and you can get them same deal : )

Off to try the Russian route on the Eiger on 2 weeks, so offer won't stand if I don't come back (so get writing thoes reviews!)

cheers

Andy
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Feb 14, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
I'll have to get a copy. Good luck on the Eiger Andy.

Cheers mate,

Larry
Alpamayo

Trad climber
Chapel Hill, NC
Feb 14, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
Andy, I loved Psychovertical...one of my favorite books. Cold Wars was pretty awesome too. I will go and give some good reviews!
Will_P

Trad climber
Melbourne, Victoria
Feb 14, 2013 - 07:45pm PT
Psychovertical surprised me with its honesty - you made climbing sound like what it often is (hard, dirty, sometimes scary, sometimes boring, and many of those we love can't relate to the need). I was planning to get Cold Wars on my last Amazon order but forgot. When I do I'll write a review for you. [And I'll hold you to a copy of your hooking book!]
Banquo

climber
Amerricka
Feb 15, 2013 - 04:08pm PT
Had the family give me copy for Xmas and although I haven't got to it yet, I am looking forward to reading it. It isn't a common book here and I haven't seen it in any bookstores.

http://www.mountaineersbooks.org/Cold-Wars-P1008.aspx

Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Feb 15, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
Hi Andy, Patrick here, I spoke (well, emailed) with you several years. Psychovertical is a great read and very informative.

Good luck on the Eiger. When in Dublin next, look me up.
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Feb 15, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
Not yet....


PschoVertical kept me up at night.

thanks for writing!
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Feb 16, 2013 - 01:14am PT
Just started chapter 15, Diamond. I'll stick a review/comment on for you. Good luck in Switzerland.
Nilepoc

Boulder climber
Tx
Feb 16, 2013 - 07:01am PT
Currently reading it. Unfortunately I already have your hooks PDF. I will endeavor to get a review up after I have finished reading Cold Wars though.

I am not letting my future spouse read it though. It's too honest.

Quote from the book....
"Climbing is like a lover, and your wife knows this. Whenever you are together, no matter how much you love your family, your thoughts are only of your lover, climbing."

She will often ask what I am thinking in quiet moments and quite often I am thinking only of getting back on El Capitan. Harsh mistress indeed. Thanks for your honest and engaging writings.
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Mar 10, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
I'll stick a review/comment on for you

I created an account but it seems I actually have to purchase something before I can comment!!

Any one else out there read Andy's book can give him a review?
Will_P

Trad climber
Melbourne, Victoria
Mar 12, 2013 - 10:15pm PT
I just ordered a copy, but I warn you Andy, you think that stuff you climb is tough? You haven't heard me mouth off about bad writing. If this book isn't good, reading the review will make you wish you're back on Reticent Wall. [big smiley face!]
Banquo

climber
Amerricka
Jul 30, 2013 - 11:55am PT
Andy-

I finally got around to reading your book. I actually bought your first book and read that before reading Cold Wars. Loved them both. The Boardman Tasker prize for Psycho Vertical was well deserved. I think yours are the best climbing books since Touching the Void. Perhaps you can get somebody to cut the rope and drop you into a crevasse before your next book comes out.

Keep writing so I can buy your next book.
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