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Top Customer Reviews
For those who are interested in headline-like reviews, here it is: Very quickly I got hooked to its excellently executed prose, distinctively humorous vocabulary, and the plethora of peculiar, odd, and fantastic trials and tribulations of a police officer on his first year on the job.
I started reading this and from the first few pages it got my attention full on. I loved the writer's unique perspective of events and his internalised interpretation, putting you on the front sit of his thoughts as events unfolded. It genuinely had been a very long time since I read a book that it does not take itself too seriously and instead it welcomes you to take a ride along the endless events and incidents that our protagonist responded to. Thoroughly enjoyable and thoroughly funny. Reading and laughing so much is very refreshing indeed. I had no idea how good this book will be, and I can tell you that it delivered! I recommended it to so many people, and if Amazon was doing kindle book gifts, I would have already given quite a few to some friends.
Cannot wait to get started on the next instalment and see what happens next in the life of the police officer.
If you need a giggle, then this will provide many.
This book was even funnier after reading it for the second time after finding the little bits I missed the first time.
Before I knew it, the housework became a quick flick around with the duster while spraying the polish into the air (don't judge, you've all done it).. followed by hoovering up the worst bits.. putting jacket spuds into the oven and falling back onto the sofa to carry on reading... Christmas shopping was put on hold.. I'm a Celebrity took a backseat and even facebook and twitter became neglected while I continued to read on..
Do I really need to emphasize further how much I enjoyed this book? no, I think you get the point..
I do however, highly recommend "Police, Crime & 999" by John Donoghue, to anyone blessed with a lively sense of humour..
Each chapter is ideally self-contained with a subject of it's own, making it ideal to pick up and put down at whim.
Who knew a career in the police force was so entertaining, almost made me think of switching jobs until I came to a chapter that turned my stomach to say the least. I wouldn't like to be the one to clean those cells!
A truly funny and fascinating insight into the ups and downs of a policeman's day.
I now have the utmost respect for the difficult job that our police force has to do, especially under difficult staffing circumstances and having to deal with the most difficult elements of society imaginable. Well done!
I can't wait for the sequel.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I came across this through a Twitter contact. Stuck at home, off work and thoroughly fed up, this brilliant book made me laugh and think - and stay up until 2am so I could finish... Read morePublished 1 day ago by LittleCook
Books by ex Coppers are always a great read and this one is no exception.Published 4 days ago by mojo
This book is absolutely hilarious and a fantastic read. I can't read it on the tube anymore though, people were looking at me when I was sniggering!
Highly recommended read. Read more
I bought this book and the others John has written off the back of the comments I regularly see on Twitter. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Sarah Maddaford
I bought this download on a recommendation from a friend and I was not disappointed. The author succeeds in showing what day to day policing is like and keeps the readers interest... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Claire B
Rarely does a book make me laugh out loud as this one has done! What a humorous look into the world of modern policing within the UK. Would highly recommend this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eleri J
A very entertaining read. Laughed from start to finish and loved the true to life personal account. I'm already through the next in the series. Well done PC DonoghuePublished 1 month ago by TheSpudMan