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5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely brilliant, 5 April 2011
To say this book is brilliant is a criminal understatement. From the reviews posted below those who don't seem to have enjoyed it either
A) Are American
B) Thought it was going to be fry and laurie/house
C) Thought it was going to be either deeply intellectual or 'grown up'/house
It is an action book which pulls with the best of them, mixed in with some laugh out loud comedy, but without it taking away from the great story. It truly is a guys book, in the truest sense of the word-lots of sex, violence, guns and sarcasm. Some may say its very un-pc and a bit shallow, but its a hell of a lot deeper than most in the genre and beats the 'SAS TRUE LIFE STORY' parade in terms of action.
As others say, it was written in 1998 so expect it to be a tad dated (although not very much), and some of the jokes may be lost on younger/non-british audiences, but it really doesn't get in the way of a fantastic story with great comedy and a refreshing honesty about it all.
Buy this now. Right now.