Back Story Alaska: The Reviews

See what others are saying about author Lance Brewer and the fascinating world of Back Story Alaska.

“Engaging adventure story that comes with beautiful pictures and heart tugging poems.”

“Lance Brewer’s Back Story Alaska: Reflections on the Wild Beauty and Characters of the Alaskan Bush is an engaging adventure story that comes with beautiful pictures and heart tugging poems … Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, Lance Brewer shares his Alaskan interaction not only with its awe inspiring landscape, but also with its adventurous people and its varied animals … And as we go through the pages and gasp at man’s encounters with nature, we cannot help but reflect on our own personal struggles with hope, survival, love and life itself.”

– Maria Beltran for Reader’s Favorite

hope, survival, love and life.

stunning photography.

“I am determined to go and experience this incredible place for myself someday.”

“After reading Back Story Alaska, I am determined to go and experience this incredible place for myself someday. Lance is an engaging storyteller, but he adds so much more to this book than I would have imagined. The stunning photography is National Geographic quality, just amazing. An absolutely wonderful experience in so many ways.” 

-Gregory Smith

fun, engaging, entertaining read.

“In today’s world, places like Alaska are the last few truly remote places left away from the grip of human technology and civilization.”

“…In today’s world, places like Alaska are the last few truly remote places left away from the grip of human technology and civilization. I enjoyed reading about Lance’s adventures in the wild and more about the history of Alaska, and his dry, humorous writing style makes this book entertaining … the book was a fun, engaging, and entertaining read.”

– Gisela Dixon for Reader’s Favorite

“This is a man who has found a place in the world that feeds his soul and allows him to live the kind of life in nature that he values.”

“I don’t know what it is about Alaska that stirs yet calms me.”

As Brewer narrates his Alaskan memories, a cast of characters emerges as companions full of wisdom, humor, questions, and discoveries. His recollections of people and places are moving tributes to a shared journey in a wild land, and his descriptions of the terrain and the wildlife are detailed and awe-inspiring. The photographs that accompany the text are beautiful images full of vivid colors, animals in action, and wondrous scenery. Brewer’s conversational prose is accompanied by delightful poems that echo the themes of each reflective chapter and Alaskan anecdote.

The author’s tone is that of a favorite friend regaling everyone at the dinner table with adventurous tales of Alaska with its wayward bears and moose, the bounty of salmon, and all-weather vistas.”

Michelle Jacobs US Review 

Alaska, stirs yet calms me.

fall in love with Alaska,

 the wildlife and the people that thrive in The Great Land

“Back Story Alaska is a collection of exhilarating and humorous first hand-account of one man’s passion for introducing travelers to the beautiful and largely unspoiled wilderness of the 49th state. Filled with memorable encounters and integrated poetry from seasoned outdoorsman Lance Brewer and brilliant color photos from the renowned photographer, Bob Dreeszen.” Chanticleer Reviews