My Thanks must go to @orionbooks @NetGalley and of course @davidmbarnett for giving me the opportunity to #review this absolutely brilliant book.
I cannot get the late great David Bowie song out of my head, but that’s not a bad thing at all.This was a beautifully written and a little bit on the quirky side kind of book with lovely characters. The story was heartwarming with some sadness too but all in all I finished the book feeling that kind of fuzziness I like in a book.
I rate this book 5/5
Expected Publication Date 26th January 2017
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.
An irresistible and heart-warming tale of a very unexpected friendship, perfect for fans of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and A Man Called Ove. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you will cheer on all the curmudgeons in your life.