Release date - 29th June 2017 (Paperback)
Book length - 304 pages
Publisher - www.orionbooks.co.uk
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
CALLING MAJOR TOM is a heart-warming and ultimately life-affirming story of a man who has given up on the world... but discovers in the most unlikely way that it might not have given up on him.
We all know someone like Thomas.
The grumpy next-door-neighbour who complains to the Residents' Committee about the state of your front lawn. The man who tuts when you don't have the correct change at the checkout. The colleague who sends an all-company email when you accidentally use the last drop of milk.
Thomas is very happy to be on his own, far away from other people and their problems.
But beneath his cranky exterior lies a story and a sadness that is familiar to us all. And he's about to encounter a family who will change his view of the world.
This will be a relatively short review as I don't want to give too much away about this unique and endearing story, other than the fact that everyone should read it!
CALLING MAJOR TOM by David M. Barnett is an emotional tale of love, loss, friendship, and ultimately the message that you should never give up on life and the people surrounding us. Thomas is your typical curmudgeon but as the story develops and the remaining cast of wonderful characters emerge, the reader begins to learn about Thomas and why he is the way he is, and how easily it could be anyone of us if the circumstances were the same.
By the end of this story, everyone in this book felt like family and I didn't want to leave. Moments of pure hilarity are balanced perfectly with sombre and reflective scenes, and this warm and enveloping novel really took my breath away.
So if you are undecided about what to read next, buy CALLING MAJOR TOM by David M. Barnett and escape the real world for a while. Delve into this book that will jump straight into your heart.
David Barnett is an author and journalist based in West Yorkshire. After a career working for regional newspapers he embarked upon a freelance career writing features for most of the UK national press. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed Gideon Smith series of Victorian fantasies, published by Tor Books, and teaches journalism part-time at Leeds Trinity University. David was born in Wigan, Lancashire, in 1970 and is married to Claire, also a journalist. They have two children, Charlie and Alice. For more information:
Website - davidbarnett.wordpress.com
Twitter - twitter.com/davidmbarnett
*I voluntarily reviewed this book from Netgalley.com
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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