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Thank God for Harry Pearson.,
This review is from: Achtung Schweinehund!: A Boy's Own Story of Imaginary Combat (Paperback)
Before we start this review,I will confess I am a wargamer,no I am not a warmonger,neither do I sit in some dark bedroom watching re-runs of Sky tv's latest offering of the blitzkrieg.
I first came across Harry Pearson's work when I was given a copy of the Far Corner,which was a far superior book than that b*****s about being an Arsenal fan.
That book summed up what football used to be about,crap beer and violent football tackles,and a damn good laugh at ourselves.
But I digress,Harrys latest offering is probably only meaningful to a small percentage of the British population,ie. males,but the book is a gem,encapsulating a lot of what makes the British so interesting.
In the' precious' protected world that we now have to inhabit,it is refreshing to read,and laugh at ourselves,as a not so small group of grown men wax lyrical over badly cast lead figures,and poorly painted scenery,meant to resemble some far flung battlefield.
Whenever the news becomes depressing,I reach for this book and re-live some memory that this book always seems to trigger.
well done,Hary Pearson.