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Map of Africa by [Nugent, Eddy]
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  • 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
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 112 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #95,244 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The follow up to the hugely entertaining "Picking Up The Brass" made a very welcome flop through my letterbox this week. Not as long as 'Brass' and completed within 24 hours this is however one of the best 'sequel' books I've ever read and the authors continue to write hugely entertaining prose with some of the best 'funnies' ever committed to a novel.
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!
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Brilliant. So funny, 'kin filthy and also deeply affectionate. Without a doubt the funniest book yet written on the Britsh Army. Even funnier than the first (in my humble op.) and also totally authentic. Rivals McAuslan.

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.
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Another good read by these two ex squaddies, which a lot of other ex forces will have similar memories. Remembering that this is a fictitious soldier and the antics that he got up to is what has or may have happened to numerous squaddies at different times of their military careers. I found only one chapter that was a bit too much...But that's my opinion. Otherwise a good book to read. But don't take it seriously.
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Eddy's experience brought back vivid memories of being a sapper in the eighties with piss ups, Chatam ladies, and escape and evasion from local taxies at the camp gates and above all good mates. Not the gutless spineless civvies my training NCOS described who wouldn't even take a bullet for you!!

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
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I have never read a more accurate representation, with such side-splitting, rip-roaring consequences. Quite frankly, fantastic.
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Just spent 3 days lying by the pool in Majorca pissing my self laughing and loads of nearly deads wondering what the hell was happening, i was at the magical 7 a couple of years before Eddy and by the sounds of it nothing had changed in the mad house, hopefully another installment to come thanks for a bit of nostalgia
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I thoroughly enjoyed 'Picking Up The Brass' and so immediately downloaded the follow up. It started off very well with Eddy being posted to Belize but then started to drag a little while the rest of the book was set in Germany and back in the UK.

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.
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Having been greatly impressed with the first book i was expecting more of the same when i purchased this sequel. It started off well retelling many a story and anecdote of the authors time serving in Belize. As others have stated though it just seemed to get a tad monotonous after a while. I nearly gave up during the second third of this book but stuck with it in the end. Don't get me wrong its hilarious in parts but I would have perhaps liked to have seen a little more substance to the book as well. There are also occasions in which the author arguably goes into far too much detail on the intricacies of signalling which went way over my head on a number of occasions. That said though, overall it is a good read and refreshing to see an ex squaddie not using his book as an outlet to belittle members of other services.
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