After reading this personal account I no longer refer to the author as Mark Ormrod, but i feel i know him well enough to call him "Rammers". The highs and lows of the book are told in a very 'matter of fact' way and with brutal honesty. When he was feeling down, i felt down. I was taken through a whirlwind of emotions- love, pain, denial, uselessness, determination, commitment and so many more
Rammers is a typical bootneck, evident from incorporating the ethos of the Marines into his book- Cheerfulness in adversity, unselfishness, determination and courage. I admit i went teary eyed at a few points, yet it is one of the funniest books i have read. He spins some good dits and laughs range from his cheeky "warning shot" to the tricks he plays with prosthetic limbs
I am planning to join the Marines in 2010 and i know that no matter how hard the beastings are or how long the runs are, it is nothing compared to overcoming a gigantic feat like this.
I have nothing but admiration for Rammers.
A true Legend