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This review is from: No Doubting Thomas (Kindle Edition)
I do not normally read fiction but always willing to support local authors I thought that I would make 'No Doubting Thomas' by Paul Dargan, my 'holiday read' as I do enjoy football and would class myself as a supporter.
The way the story has been written actually gives the impression of fact rather than fiction and I was therefore somewhat pleasantly surprised. I was also impressed with the way the author has created two stories to run in tandem.
His early days and experiences with Southport FC and his high profile as a professional in the Bundesliga. Reading alternately between the two storylines maintained a genuine interest in how and when things had developed in the lower leagues through to playing at the very highest level in the Champions League Final. There is obviously a comprehensive knowledge of the game and the facts and statistics suggest that there has been a lot of research into or a close association with the real life of a professional footballer.
This is a very enjoyable read and the occasional introduction of rather intriguing little 'off at a tangent' stories and developments do prompt the need to know more as does the very clever abrupt ending.
I would not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone whether they are interested in football or not, it is that good.
I do believe that this is the first instalment of a trilogy and I am already looking forward to the continuation and the conclusion with bated breath.