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Fetch you coat, we're leaving!
on 19 April 2011
I did my shed bashing in diesel days of the seventies and was looking forward to this. However at risk of being the fly in the soup I found `Forget the Anorak' rather err.. forgettable. Though I can understand that for gentleman of a certain age it wreaks of nostalgia, especially those who haven't been near a steam loco in 50 years.
The writing style is so monotonous and unimaginative, and the tales so repetitive with hardly a simile or metaphor to be found. Each chapter becomes an all too familiar tale of `we went here, saw these and came home'. Even their jolly japes are rendered humdrum by the writing. And you don't need an exclamation mark at the end of every other sentence!!