‘Skiing With Demons’ is a blog by Chris Tomlinson – electrician, existential philosopher, labrador owner, geriatric ski bum and author. This blog and its associated Skiing With Demons books (SWD-I & SWD-II), should amuse anyone who has either been on a skiing holiday, is thinking of living their dream in the mountains, or is planning any kind of midlife crisis – it’s not just about skiing.
His first book (SWD-I) saw him tagged with a lot of ‘ists’: narcissist, fascist, jingoist, ageist, fantasist, hedonist, anthropomorphist, alienist and sexist! ‘All the things needed to make a writer engaging, witty and insightful’ – says Chris. Given the many five-star reviews his books have on Amazon, he might be right.
SWD-I was published in 2015 and covered the first four years of the Chalet Project – as Chris called his plan to escape the rat-race. He flees the UK to become a ski-bum in the French Alpine town of Morzine.
Then came SWD-II, which covers the aftermath. However, either of these books can be read independently.
SWD-I became an Amazon Best Seller in 2015 and has had many rave reviews since and the odd not so good one – but you can’t please everyone.
In 2017, SWD-II also became a Best Seller in Amazon’s Winter Sports category.
So why not read some sample chapters and see what you think?
For those who have foolishly abandoned dead-tree technology, Kindle versions of both books now exist too.
OR drop into the Skiing With Demons blog here