RED ALERT - Violent Disorder, the sequel to Green Wizard's best seller, Ultra Violence, launches August 1, 2013. If you haven't already read Ultra Violence, now's your chance. Kindle edition 99p, 99c
This book had me in stitches in parts it is very well written and really reminded me of alot of places that are not there anymore. I think alot more men will relate to the author than will care to admit as his discription of the modern work place and the actions of his female boss are both very real. I look forward to reading more from the author keep up the good work.
This review is from: Ultra Violence (Kindle Edition)Author Mark Barry delivers quality again!
I am an American reading about football known to us as soccer; but there is so much more to this story. The relationship aspect which is described from the main character to his wife, his son, his boss, and his peers are well developed and easy to visualize.
In true form Author Mark Barry produced a novel that told a unique story with many hard truths in it. I could visualize the sights, smell the smells, cringed at the bullying that occurred, the urine references and the blood bath violence that occurred but this is what the story was about.
Adding in the failing marriage, the circumstance at the job, the pub, the fear, the attitudes - all of it was so real, so tangible.
When the description of the fighting occurs and even the scant hint of it I remember the snippets on the television that shows the crowds in an uproar and think this just isn't a book - it is based off of real events that have occurred. Passion for a sport, not unheard of here in America either.
I found the use of language at times to be a bit difficult to understand because of the cliche's and insults that those across the pond use in contrast to what we over here use but it is not offsetting to the story at all.
This book, as with his others, draws you in and takes you into events you have never experienced before. Get it. Read it. You won't be disappointed.
This review is from: Ultra Violence (Kindle Edition)Ace, didn't stop smiling from start to finish, great book with references to a bigone era in Nottingham with some great references to the old football pubs which are sadly no more. Great football related references as well, not on a scale to compete with the usual football books from down south, but believable and strangely funny in parts. Great read!!
J Dyer -
This review is from: Ultra Violence (Kindle Edition)This book was about my era and brought back alot of memories of how Nottingham was nearly thirty years ago.I really enjoyed it.
j buckley "avaicasual" (u.k.)