A Review Worth Mentioning.


IMG_0001IMG_0002I do not often blow my own horn, especially not when it comes to my books. However, this morning I received such a generous review on line I just felt the need to share it. What convinced me to share was the way this fellow author signed off “Well done Rock”. If you don’t understand his reference see it on page 66 of “The Royal Navy & Me”.

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 Once I started reading I could not stop, the ultimate sign of a good book!

It is a fascinating journal of life in the post war Navy with lots of personal anecdotes that lifts it above a simple journal to a human interest story. The author holds up a clear mirror to himself and at times what he records is savagely honest. I would like to have read the same kind of technical detail given on submarine service to the surface ships the author served on in his earlier career, but that is where my personal interests lie.

I often found myself sympathizing with events and mishaps, and laughing over some of the characters as they evoked strong images, I particularly loved the Three Badge Old Dog “Red” who drip fed himself cider on the train!

I thought the post script into civilian life a really nice touch, and again a painful subject for any ex serviceman, and the inevitable “What ifs…”

The incident of the dive held me riveted, I wonder if that was actually in the infamous triangle where so many have come to mysterious grief.

A book I would absolutely add to my large library on Naval History.

Purely to feed back the formatting often falls apart which makes reading disjointed in places, nothing worse than being immersed in a book only to find the lines breaking up and paragraphs jumping to another page. But that is just a presentation issue.

Well done, “Rock”

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If anyone is interested, my book is available as an EBook at smashwords.com and in paper back at Amazon etc. It is always nice to receive such pleasing comments about ones work.

God Bless and keep reading

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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1 Response to A Review Worth Mentioning.

  1. Budger says:

    Very well done, Rock! Congrats!!

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