Where the Wild Winds Are is full to the brim with learning, entertainment, description, scientific fact and conjectural fiction. It is travel writing in excelsis.
A thrilling and gorgeous tale, packed with meteorological wonder.
A quest both quixotic and entertainingly escapist.
There are poignant moments of calm amid the tumult, insights that capture the joy of walking alone.
An exuberant, invigorating blast of a book.
A wonderful book; reading it is like being introduced to a gang of complex characters by an entertaining and erudite host. It has been a joy getting to know them better and in all their moods.
Where the Wild Winds Are blew me away.
An ingenious idea that [Hunt] carries off with panache and aplomb. An extremely gifted writer . . . his writing here has agreeable echoes of Leigh Fermor's evocative prose.
A pleasure from start to finish.
Nick Hunt's writing is powerful, playful, searching and often strikingly original. As he walks through the world, his journeys always reveal more than they set out to find.
An irresistable book that combines travel adventure with cultural history, meteorology and storytelling.