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Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish…

Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other (utgåvan 2020)

av Sam Heughan (Författare)

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Titel:Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
Författare:Sam Heughan (Författare)
Info:Quercus (2020), 352 pages
Samlingar:2021 Books - Completed, Ditt bibliotek


Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other av Sam Heughan


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I read this book aloud to my partner while waiting to deploy. I attempted the accents, which at times may have been accurate, but likely spoiled a wee-bit of the effect.

A decent buddy-read, with some comedic elements intermixed with pop history. One can tell that McTavish and Heughan truly do love their homeland and the characters that it births. As a second-generation export from Scotland, I connected with the brusk repartee and laconic wit evinced by some of the people they meet.

I encourage it as a light read, with some scotch, skirl of the pipes, and longing for the waft of peat bog and sheep manure. ( )
  peanutgiver | Jun 17, 2021 |
Scotland is one of my favorite places on the planet. I was excited to explore the land through the voices of two native sons, Sam and Graham. This book is a companion to their Starz documentary show Men in Kilts, of which I have seen only one episode because I don't subscribe to that channel.

At this point, I would still gladly seize an opportunity to watch the show, because I think it would be much more enjoyable than the book, which is, quite frankly, a mess. There's a lot of good information in here, but the narrative flows stream-of-consciousness between both men, who also interrupt each other often. The content will therefore bound from discussing a visit to a place, to the place's role in history, to something that happened during Outlander filming, to something from their personal past, to more history, all of that packed with banter and interjections between the two men. Frankly, it is frustrating and dizzying. I can only regard their co-writer with awe, because I can only imagine how much more muddled it was before she revised everything.

In the end, I don't find it a bad book, but it was a frustrating one. I won't be keeping it. ( )
  ladycato | Jun 9, 2021 |
The pairing of unlikely friends is always good for comedy gold. Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish, who both appear on the wildly popular show Outlander, take to the roads of Scotland in a camper van (among other things) to explore Scottish history, drink lots of whisky, and of course make fun of each other at every turn.

This was a delightful book. Sam’s impulsive nature contrasts amusingly with Graham’s more developed sense of caution, and the two of them trade off commentary on each other’s digressions. Both share stories from their lives (personal and professional), anecdotes from Outlander, and talk about the impact of studying Scottish history and how it deepens their ties to the land of their birth.

Even if you have zero interest in Outlander, you might still like this if Scottish history and travelogues are your jam. ( )
  rabbitprincess | Mar 16, 2021 |
An excellent read with Sam and Graham's personalities shinning through. Well written and a fun read. ( )
  bettysunflower | Mar 15, 2021 |
Writing is variable.

Once readers get through the Outlander crew acting like drunken frat boys and past all the Whisky, Whisky, Whisky...
the writing picks up, alcoholism aside, with a couple more reservations.

The Scottish history rates 5 Full Stars.

The sexual innuendo, notably with the near-constant put-downs of Graham by Sam,
was tiresome and unwelcome:

Why all the derogatory anti-female "Lady" McTavish remarks equating being female with being weak
or priggish or slavishly entitled or prissy or fearful or ...

...would Sam have enjoyed being called "Randall's Queen" or "Girlie Jack" if the
verbal roles were reversed?

Likely, none of those "hard" or hardy Scotswomen would approve either way.

I've been wondering about the origin of Men In Kilts and just saw in SUMER: THE DAWN OF ART
that back around 3 millennia ago, the men were also wearing kilts.

Finally, why hire Murtaugh for this trip, then never make him visible?

This ranks right up with Diana Gabaldon reviving him from Culloden,
then killing him again...right after he had become many fans new favorite character.

It would also be great to see on "Men In Kilts" journeys tracing James Hutton's North Sea
and Mary Anning's discoveries.

Still, I miss these guys .

Erin go Bragh! Whoops... ( )
  m.belljackson | Mar 3, 2021 |
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