Like a Shag on a Rock

Tom is having second thoughts about his relationship with Janice She d been so carefree and eccentric when they d fallen in love Now he feels trapped in a poisoned relationship She s taken all the fun out of life with her militant vegetarianism, organic whines err, organic wines and homemade aphrodisiacs Now she s just crazy and her kooky friends are no better.But thTom is having second thoughts about his relationship with Janice She d been so carefree and eccentric when they d fallen in love Now he feels trapped in a poisoned relationship She s taken all the fun out of life with her militant vegetarianism, organic whines err, organic wines and homemade aphrodisiacs Now she s just crazy and her kooky friends are no better.But the craziness in Tom s life only truly begins when she kicks him out and he hastily answers a room advertisement for what appears at first to be the perfect escape a bachelor pad in the heart of Oxford When the door is opened by his mysterious acquaintance, John, it seems as though fate has stepped in, and Tom quickly settles back into a life of blissful carnivorous freedom Although Tom is no longer under Janice s control, he unwittingly remains the victim of manipulation this time from John who wields far influence over Tom s personal life than he is aware of.Between their girlfriends, the weird smell in the front of the house, John s secret agenda and police escapades at the neighbourhood grocer s, eccentricity and crazy take on an entirely new meaning This wonderfully hilarious coming of age story is just what the doctor ordered with a pint and fish and chips, of course Get your copy today and laugh your troubles away
Like a Shag on a Rock Tom is having second thoughts about his relationship with Janice She d been so carefree and eccentric when they d fallen in love Now he feels trapped in a poisoned relationship She s taken all the fun

  • Title: Like a Shag on a Rock
  • Author: Vaughan Humphries
  • ISBN: 9781909958999
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Like a Shag on a Rock”

    1. This truly is a very amusing book, I was giggling to my self most of the time. I delved into this novel little realising I would soon be avidly following the somewhat random life of Tom and his misfit friends as he bumbles through life in Oxford. Along with the humour there is also pathos and a touch of sadness that makes the characters come alive. Humphries has created a loveable and believable protagonist whose search for love made me want to help him, indeed sometimes feeling quite frustrated [...]

    2. I always put respect for writers who can write comedy. And based on what I read in "In Like a Shag on a Rock", the author definitely has great sense of humor combine with excellent writing skills. It is hilariously funny and make you lost track of time. I have to warn the readers to finish their daily activities before reading this book because once you start reading it then you will get suck you in until the last page. The story may start slow but becoming page turner, which will keep you wonde [...]

    3. This book has a few problems, but lots going for it. The man can write and his characters are very realistic. Some of them are God-awful people, but you'll recognize them. And his humor is delightful.The "hero" is Tom - a likable, but aimless New Zealander living in Oxford and working for OxFam (Brit equivalent of our GoodWill.) Tom is bright and decent, but not very confident and life seems to happen to him as he's pushed this way and that by strong-willed friends and lovers. When the story ope [...]

    4. The main character, Tom, was easy to like from the start and although at times came across as very naïve that did not stop me rooting for him. The things and people he comes across is very true to real life and the author doesn’t hold back with some of his descriptions, and I think that is what makes this a great read. I think I was laughing, sighing, cringing and shouting with and at Tom. Janice got on my nerves from the beginning which I am guessing is how the author wishes us to feel about [...]

    5. A very British novel full of laugh out loud moments and well-crafted characters, superb stuff from Vaughan Humphries!I enjoyed this! It was such a comfortable easy read that I found myself just slipping into it. Humphries has created some very well-crafted characters that you can immediately identify with, the over-bearing, vegetarian Janice and her awful social circle and Tom the secret carnivore when she is not watching… brilliant!The novel is a light hearted view of what happens when a rela [...]

    6. The central character, Tom is well rounded, not too deep, a little insecure and slightly awkward, making him likable and realistic. The story meanders through a period of change in Tom's life, with some curious characters, maybe not quite as curious as Tom's imagination would like them to be, but as Tom gets to know them a little more of their personality and character is revealed to the reader. This gives the reader the feeling of getting to know them as Tom gets to know them and keeps up engag [...]

    7. A lot of books that I have read have focused mainly on female characters and their views on relationships and breakups. It's really great to have finally stumbled across a book that shows this aspect of life from a males perspective!The book is really well written, with a thorough understanding and knowledge of each characters background. Having such a deep understanding of the characters helps you to truly feel involved with them and their lives. It helps you to sympathise with each character t [...]

    8. I got this for the Christmas break and I have to say I am impressed. The book is thoroughly amusing and am regretting not seeing this before my Christmas shop as I know a good few friends who would enjoy this.Overall this is a very grounded novel with realistic anti-hero characters which is a good contrast to the extra-ordinary Harry potters and James Bonds of today's literature. The wry humour shines through the author's writing style well and I hope he brings out another book soon!

    9. Reading the book's synopsis, I was a little apprehensive that it was going to be a "sinister tale". However, it turned out to be nothing of the sort, but a funny, enjoyable read right ubtil the last sentance.

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