- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1003 KB
- Print Length: 284 pages
- Publisher: Monday Books (16 Jan. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004JHZ4GU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 112 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #95,244 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Yes, I'm ex Army and served in The Royal Signals - that's my bias out of the way, but the joy of this book is whatever they are talking about - from the most mundane barrack routines to arse-scratching boring exercises in Germany, the hilarity of life in The 'cold war' Army, the esprit de corps and 'brotherhood' that only soldiers can enjoy is bought so vividly to life, it's as if it was yesterday (not 1990 in my case.) Army/Forces humour is unique and not for the faint hearted either but on reading this you'll wish you were part of it - or at least back there doing it.
Not only is this book essential reading for anyone in or who has served in The Forces, it's wider audience appeal is palpable. Anyone who appreciates well crafted, page turning prose that is at time side-splittingly funny needs to buy it - now!
My wife's just finished it too and (without a military bone in her body) says it's one of the funniest books she's read this year.
Hope there's another gents.
Eddy has in fact has " pushed his pulheems" in writing this. He should get a VC for this, as it is above and beyond the call of duty of pulling up a sandbag and swinging the lantern in the legion.
Not bad for scaleyback
Because very little happened to the character while he was posted here, the vast majority of the book was anecdotes about the character and his colleagues. I like bum and knob jokes as much as just about anyone but this is pretty much all that the latter two-thirds of the book contained, with the cast's antics getting more and more depraved with every chapter. By the end of the book, it was starting to get a little old.
The book ends with Eddy about to go to Bosnia, so it looks as if there is at least a third Eddy Nugent book coming in future. I think it would have been better if they added the Bosnia material to this book and removed a lot of the repetitive anecdotes.
Still, I don't want to be too harsh on the book as it's still a fun read and a great book for the price. If you're not into toilet humour though at all, it might not be for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The great sequel to the funniest and most honest military book i have read!Published 26 days ago by J
Do NOT drink through the BAOR bit.... unless you love nasal beer enemas.Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
Superb read. Bloody hilarious. Found myself being transported back to my time at Catterick and Sennybridge. And i was born in Osnabruck. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
Civvies will think it's fiction. Soldiers will recognise it as fact. Brilliant.Published 3 months ago by Kev Scrivener
Bought this twice and both recipients love it!. I have listened to lots of laughing whilst it is being read.Published 3 months ago by MrsL
It out as well written and cover to cover full of believable stories. Great chapters and can't AIT to read Eddy next adventure's.Published 7 months ago by Alan & Claire Celino
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