The RoarBy Lise Clayton
- 10th Dec, 2019 Dec 10, 2019, 12:00 AM
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In Alan Stevens’ debut book, The Roar: tales of hunting, helicopters and UFOs he shares many a tale of life in the bush and the back country, tales which are, in turn, hilarious, exhilarating, frightening and, in some cases, downright inexplicable.
When Alan Stevens was a boy in the 1960s, his brother would write him letters describing deer roaming the tops and river flats of Reefton. Without having ever lifted a rifle, Alan caught the hunting bug.
Since then, he has spent many happy (and quite a few unhappy) hours out exploring the bush, tops and back country of the South Island – both on foot and by helicopter – armed with a rifle and very often a camera.
“I started writing my book over 40 years ago and dreamed that eventually I might get it published. To have that about to happen is my dream come true. I hope people will enjoy it and also hope that it may inspire more young people to take to the outdoors that I love,”
Quick witted, candid and beautifully descriptive, Alan’s writing brings readers along on his adventures all around the South Island and across to Stewart Island.
With passages like: Sometimes, after you have climbed for hours to get to your vantage point, the early morning light reveals cloud swirling lower and lower to cover your favourite spots just as it gets light enough to see, this quirky book takes the reader deep into New Zealand’s back country as Alan shares his hunting experiences.
“I started writing my book over 40 years ago and dreamed that eventually I might get it published. To have that about to happen is my dream come true. I hope people will enjoy it and also hope that it may inspire more young people to take to the outdoors that I love,” says Alan.
About the Author
Alan lives in Kaikoura and spends many a long day in the backblocks of the Clarence River with his hunting mates.
RRP incl. GST $39.99
Published by Imagination Press.
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