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Small Town People

Bob Rogers

Average Review Rating Average Rating 9/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Cathdu Books

Published : 2010

Copyright : Bob Rogers 2010

ISBN-10 : PB 0-9565840-0-4
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-9565840-0-7

Publisher's Write-Up

Welcome to Newvale - where the Member of Parliament likes to dress up as a rabbit, the editor of the Newvale Chronicle will do anything (to anyone) for a good story and the mayor has a use for frozen vegetables that causes his wife to regard any meal as a game of Russian roulette! ...and it's not only the great and good you have to watch out for...

Police Constable Boniface 'Slim' Lillywhite dreamed of becoming a detective until he was sidetracked by Country music and the 'Code of the Cowboy'. Deborah Waghorn has had an experience that's truly out of this world - but who will believe her? And the owner of Newvale Animal Sanctuary can't understand the outcry over the fare on offer at the 'Grand Charity Hog Roast.

Small Town People gives us a wickedly funny, ribald and outrageous peek at a small town and its disparate - and sometimes desperate - inhabitants. We might just recognise one or two of them as their stories unfold, mingle and intertwine. We might even breathe a sigh of relief that WE don't live in a town like that. We might be wrong!

'Outrageous and dangerously funny.'

Radio Times

'Bob Rogers is a genuinely funny writer.'

Gareth Gwenlan

'Laugh out loud funny with a cast of wonderful eccentrics.'

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Review by Will Marsh (050910) Rating (9/10)

Review by Will Marsh
Rating 9/10
I must confess I was lent this book by a friend who insisted I should read it. I had heard it recommended on the radio and so thought I'd give it a go to see what all the fuss was about. After two chapters I went out and bought my own.

'Laugh out loud' is a much over-used phrase nowadays but that is precisely what I did - several times. The characters are exceptionally well rounded and lovably bizarre. My favourite is the owner of the animal sanctuary whose attempt at goat breeding was, for me, the funniest part of a very, very funny book.

The writing reminded me a bit of Tom Sharpe and it is clear having read it why it is getting such a rave reception. If you like a laugh and a good yarn this is definitely for you. The best cure for the blues I have discovered this year. The fact that I am bothering to write this (I don't normally bother) tells you what an effect this book had on me.
Will Marsh (5th September 2010)

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