If you are thinking of coming to live in Turkey, throw away the Rough Guide and buy this. Amazon Review
He has an acid tongue and a way with words. As an expat myself, I found his observations cringeingly amusing sometimes. For a light read to leave you smiling, I would thoroughly recommend it. Kindleusersforum
The cast of characters--the expats, the locals, the families back home--are beautifully unique and eminently loveable. The country itself comes to life under Scott's care; one could almost feel the chill of winter in Yalikavak and the raging heat of summer in Bodrum. More...
Perking the Pansies is a wonderful tale of humanity written from the heart. In it, Jack portrays the very best and the very worst of human nature as and where he finds it as he and Liam attempt to settle down to a new life here in Turkey. In between it all, he weaves a love story that will leave only the hardest of hearts untouched. This book is a gift from the gifted. If I were you, I'd gift it to someone who loves a good read, no matter what their preferred genre.
On the Ege Magazine
Jane Akatay is an experienced journalist of depth, intelligence and passion. Jane and I first met when she approached me to participate in an article she was writing about English Language bloggers in southwest Turkey for the Turkish Daily News. Jane’s article, The Tales that Wag the Blogs, cleverly inter-weaved the views of five different quality bloggers, each with their own unique perspective on expat life. When I neared completion of the book, Jane was the first person I turned to for a review. Despite her busy schedule, Jane was pleased to oblige. What she wrote was more than I could have hoped for. It’s not a brief throwaway review. It’s an in-depth, forensic critique set within the context of modern Turkey mores. It blew me away. Thank you, Jane.
You can read the review here.