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on 17 December 2010
and what a saga it is! After seemingly saving the world from an apocalyptic monster in "The Great Right Hope" the first of the trilogy Sid continues where he left off making hay with haymarkers!

However the political balance of the world is in turmoil and the wheels slowly fall off for many of the characters as chaos ensues across the nation.

The humour from the first book is maintained and takes the edge of the increasingly dark turn of events leading to another exciting action packed show-down.

Jackman has once again delivered a page-turner that will keep you hooked, but that is not for the faint of heart. If you've read the first one I can't see how you wont want to read the second, after which you, like me, will be left eagerly anticipating the third and final installment. If you haven't read "The Great Right Hope Yet" definitely do that first, you wont regret it!
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on 28 December 2010
The second installment of the Sid Tillsley Chronicles picks up where The Great Right Hope left off. It's even darker and dirtier than the first, with the plot developing down ever more smutty, gory and ridiculous paths. This book is seriously funny - as when reading The Great Right Hope I got some strange looks when roaring with laughter on the 6.45 to Liverpool St.

The same cast of Nothern boozers, blood-crazed vampires and tooled-up vampire hunters is backed up by the alotmenteers, life-size dolls and no shortage of 'them lot.'

If you haven't read The Great Right Hope make sure you do first. If you have, I'm sure you'll have ordered A Fistful Of Rubbers already.

Mark Jackman, you're a sick, sick man - I also hope your mother never reads this book.
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on 11 January 2011
Jackman's warped imagination continues to get the better of him in A Fistful of Rubbers, the follow-up to the hugely funny and entertaining A Great Right Hope.

Brilliant laugh-out-loud read with some new twists along the way leaving me desperate for the final book. Everything about Sid and his friends should make you cringe, but you can't help willing them to beat those blood suckers.

Not for the faint-hearted, but this modern take on the hugely overdone vampire genre is a breath of fresh air by a hugely talented author.
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