Introducing a new and very talented writer and his first brilliant book

Brilliant cover for a brilliant book

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Kathmandu. Capital of Nepal.

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The author Danny Breslin

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A very talented writer and a very entertaining book

You can tell somebody is a good writer when his/her’s books are easy to read. A good author should try to produce a work, which can be compared to a delicious dinner. It ought to be flavoursome, packed with interesting and exciting ingredients and leave the reader with the feeling that he/she has just enjoyed partaking of a treat that will not be soon forgotten. Up until a month ago, I had never heard of Danny Breslin. I didn't feel any diminution in the quality of my life, from not having made his acquaintance. There was no gaping hole in the heart of Christopher Antony Meade, caused by the aching loss of not having Danny Breslin in my life. Then I came across an ad on Amazon for his book “Me and Gus On The Roof Of The World”, downloaded it and then read it.

Now I do feel a void starting to grow in my arterial pumping machine, because that book was just so dammed enjoyable that I didn't want it to end. Danny Breslin is a very good writer. His book really does tick all the boxes and I can’t wait until his next literary venture comes out. The following is the review of his book, which I put on Amazon. It barely does justice to his work, but I hope it might encourage a few readers to explore the work of this very talented young man.

“I like a book that tells a story and tells it well. I've got no time for those authors who bamboozle the readers with reams of pseudo-philosophy and dissertations on their version of how the world can be put to rights. My guiding principle, with books, is that I want to be entertained. In "Me and Gus On The Roof Of The World", Danny Breslin does exactly that. From the very first page, this very interesting and enjoyable book, takes the reader so closely into the world of the author, that you feel almost as if you were an intimate observer of and participant in the adventures laid out before you like an ever unfolding carpet of incident and witty observation.

This is the account of an exotic adventure holiday in the Himalayas which goes drastically wrong. The main part of the book deals with the writer's experiences, in coping with and recovering from, the effects of altitude sickness. Normally, I would expect a book written by somebody remembering a traumatic and miserable experience, to be a dull and depressing read. The wit and the talent for character observation, which Mr Breslin brings to his account, left me with a feeling that I had just read a really enjoyable and engagingly charming volume. I have no hesitation in recommending it to all and every person, who enjoys reading a cracking great tale. Even people who hate books will love this one. Treat yourself to a copy. You won't regret it”.


Those are my thoughts on Danny's book. I would like to end on a more personal note though. The world of online publishing can be very cutthroat and vicious. There are many people out there, who just want to screw over their rivals. It is not unheard of for authors to deliberately post bad notices, in order to damage the prospects for success, of potential competitors. Danny Breslin is definitely not of that miserable breed. He behaves generously, and like a complete gentleman, towards all the rest of the writing family. When he can help, with good advice, he will offer it and he is not above showering praise, on other people's work, when occasion arises. Put simply, he is an all-round good guy, who has written an all-round great book. I wish him every success.

Some views of Lhasa on The Roof of The World

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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Thank you Anton. I will get to it soon.


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christopheranton 3 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

He is a really decent bloke Eric. He's from Birmingham (not Alabama) and his book is very funny.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Well -- I am excited to support it and read it. Your review was excellent. Out here in the desert it is 9:12 am and already 91 F . So I will commute to my office office -- air on the ride and there.


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christopheranton 3 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

I hope you are not anywhere those wildfires Eric.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

They are always somewhere close.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

Oh, Christopher! I can hardly wait to order and read this book! I've even a few credit points left over from my last Amazon order, which happens to be the DVD which was just now delivered, of the original 1937 movie, "Lost Horizon", also set in the Himalayas. Mother took me to it then, when I was 5; and it became her life-long favorite movie, as well as one of mine.

It's based on Frank Capra's book and is about the mystical place high in those mountains, Shangri-la. I believe it inspired me in several ways as a child, "moderation in all things" and balance in life, among them, though not necessarily my natural bents, - as well as seeing age generously.

You probably are familiar with it, but if not, perhaps should be! I've missed you, you know!

PS to Eric: I'm sorry about those horrible wildfires out there Our temperature here in Dallas is expected to reach 105 this afternoon and to be at and above the century mark for the next several days! Fall cannot come too soon for me, though it's usually October before there's much moderation of the temperatures. Still, I'm encouraged by lengthening shadows and that unmistakeable 'feel and scent of fall in the air"! Be safe!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

I'm disappointed that the book is unavailable as a hardback. I don't do Kindle or many other e-book reading projects. Boo hoo. Seems my first comment is not here. . . . ? Should I try reposting it or should I take a hint that it's not being received?


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christopheranton 3 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

Hi Nellieanna. Thanks for reading. It's great to be in contact with you again. If you really want to read Danny's book, you can download Kindle on your PC for free. They even give you a couple of free books if you do.

I deleted one of your comments, because it was a duplicate. It happens with mine sometimes as well.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Hi Christopher, I seem to be a bit behind reading your new ones, so sorry, this sounds like a great book, and your review was brilliant. it sounds fascinating, I am definitely going over to take a look, thanks!


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christopheranton 3 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

Cheers Nell. This is my first hub for a few months. Danny's book was so good, I just felt like telling the world, the bottom as well as "The Top".


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skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Thank you for a very informed account of Danny;s new book. I will take look at it indeed. What a wonderful accompisment Danny has put onto our hearts.


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christopheranton 3 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

Thanks skye2day.

I feel sure you will enjoy the book if you read it.


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

Good job and I like the delicious dinner comparison.


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christopheranton 3 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

Thanks for your kind words carol7777.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

You are most definitely a very sweet fellow, Christopher, to take the time and effort to praise the work of another Hubber. Upon your recommendation, I will get and read Danny Breslin's book. Promise!

How have you been?


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christopheranton 3 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

Thanks drbj. I reckon you would really enjoy the book, because his sense of humour pervades his writing, just as yours does yours.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

Thanks, Christopher. I might consider downloading the Kindle. But, as a rule, if anything is very lengthy to read on my computer screen, I usually print it out to read it. Of course, I can't print out an entire book, but I just don't do well reading on the screen. Still, I'd definitely like to read the book you recommend. I know it has to be good!

Thank you so much for deleting the duplicate comment. It happens sometimes, usually if I don't see my comment for awhile after I've posted it & try reposting it. Then it may show up in duplicate. I appreciate your taking one copy off!


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christopheranton 3 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

Hi Nellieanna. I'll have to find out if Danny intends bringing his book out in print. I'll let you know if he is.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Hi christopher, just popped by to see how you are? long time no see! lol!


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christopheranton 3 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

Hi Nell. I'm fine and hope you are as well. I'm more likely to be found on Facebook nowadays. You can find me here.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/catbooks/permalink.../christopher.meade2

https://www.facebook.com/TheZombieTheCatAndBarackO...

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