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5.0 out of 5 stars Two books for the price of one?
When I was given this book I was sceptical as to how the author’s experiences setting up and running a small-town diner could have provided enough material for a 400-page book actually worth reading to the end. Then (as I read it pretty much straight through) I worked out Chris Nye’s trick: he’s actually combined two books in one. The first is a very...
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3.0 out of 5 stars you don't have to come from Uckfield to enjoy this...
Well it's not *that* funny, but it is amusing and kept me entertained over several sittings, without ever quite explaining why you would swap the fleshpots of Brighton for 7 years serving burgers to the good burghers of Uckfield. Chris Nye gets plenty of fun out of the deeply ordinary and is particularly good on the drink-fuelled undercurrent of malevolent violence which...
Published on 5 Jan 2005 by Robert Machin


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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 19 July 2014
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Really funny - made me laugh out loud.I'm considering opening a cafe in the near future and saw this book recommended on a random forum. I loved it and can only hope Christopher Nye continued a career in writing! Highly recommended
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read, fun, honest and real, 2 Mar 2009
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Christopher Nye pulls no punchs in revealing what it is really like to start your own restaurant - and the impact of major chains. It is also very enjoyable in it's own right.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun read for the drinking fastfood eating masses, 7 Jan 2005
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chris clarke "chris" (Alton, Hampshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This book is a great account of small town England and will be instantly recognisable to anyone who has either worked in a restaurant/diner or has seeked out fastfood whilst fuelled with alcohol. A "real-world", witty account of everyday life flipping burgers in East Sussex - covering the relaionships with both staff and the general public (mainly called Gary - "How did you stick it for 7-years Chris?"
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5.0 out of 5 stars JUST READ IT, 30 Aug 2010
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Cherry Radford (Brighton, England) - See all my reviews
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Yes, it's very funny. But it's so much more than that: he puts his heart on the page, you will be desperately rooting for him. It doesn't matter if having a diner or burgers (I'm vegetarian) aren't your thing; anyone who has ever considered pursuing their dream will love this book. Just READ IT.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite maximum marks, 21 Sep 2004
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This was very engaging and funny, maybe a 4.5, but it did all get a little predictable and drag towards the end. I guess we all knew what was coming, but it seemed that there was a little padding in there. Still, a lively, fast read and ideal for a plane or train journey.
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