3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
You have to read these books!,
This review is from: Just the Job, Lad (Paperback)I only discovered Mike Pannett by chance when I called into a Tesco store earlier this year....there he was promoting his 3 books (Just the Job Lad had not yet been released). I had a little look and was informed by a lady, that was clearly a fan of Mike's already, that his books were brilliant. After speaking to Mike himself about the books and the recommendation from the lady I indeed bought book number 1 - Now Then Lad... I have not looked back! I have just completed reading Just The Job Lad - what a brilliant book. The way that the characters come alive in the stories is amazing - I actually feel like I now know everyone in the books! So much so I would absolutely love to meet the people that the characters are based on - what a variety (Walt, Algy, Soapy, Ann to name but a few).
Just The Job Lad is a complete mixture of stories - I particularly like the humour throughout but one part that really grabbed me was the incident of a collision Mike had to deal with whilst acting as Sergeant. It is so interesting reading about the procedures and techniques but these are always combined with real emotion from Mike - he really has been through it.
I can't recommend Mike's books highly enough - and particularly this one.
Just like I listened to the lady in Tesco - take it from me - you really need to buy these books! And after all-word of mouth is the best form of advertising!