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Every Day Is a Holiday by George Mahood
Every Day Is a Holiday by George Mahood
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear oh dear!!!!, 20 Mar 2014
I don't review very often at all, but this book has annoyed me. Having read Free Country, which I thoroughly enjoyed, I was looking forward to cracking on with this. Unfortunately I only managed to read upto January 11th (the book is a 6 month diary starting on Jan 1st), due to the fact that it is absolute drivel (is drivel still a word). Most of us read as a means of escapism for a little while, but when I found myself reading about George's quite boring life, it made my own seem rather rock and roll in comparison. I was disappointed. This is a book for the sake of writing a book, a case of nothing really to say but saying it anyway. I might do the same one day. Got up, brushed my teeth,… Read more
How Hard Can It Be?: The World According to Clarks&hellip by Jeremy Clarkson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK toilet book, 21 Jun 2011
I'm a Clarkson fan. However, this series of books is becoming a bit long in the tooth. They've always been books to keep by the bog, as the chapters are two pages long. Just enough reading for me to finish my business. However, JC should consider writing some new material, rather than simply publishing his articles that many of us have already read in the Sunday Times. That said, these books will always sell well - and unfortunately that's all the publishers (and probably Jezza himself) want.
Trampships, Tankers and Polite Conversation: Exper&hellip by John Lee
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dull, 21 Jun 2011
OK... If you were in the Merchant Navy during this era, it's possibly going to be a reminder of days gone by. However, I found this an extremely light read and to be honest not particularly insightful. The book is split into extremely short sections and for me, it didn't flow and it didn't entertain. Sorry Mr Lee.