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School for Scumbags - Danny King

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Genre: Fiction / Author: Danny King / Paperback / 288 Pages / Book is published 2007-07-19 by Serpent's Tail

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      07.09.2010 10:55
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      A Book For Misdirected Readers And A School For Misdirected Boys!

      After reading this book I thought it was my duty to request it be added to the DooYoo catalogue.

      I want to start by saying what a fantastic read, since reading this I have bought a few more of Danny Kings masterpieces and have not been let down yet.

      This book is perfect for anyone who really struggles to get into books. If your the same as me, if the story doesnt grip you within the first couple of pages then its put down and never picked back up.

      However, with this book I was the total opposite and struggled to put it down. Downside, until this book was finished I became very anti social :P
      School For Scumbags had me hooked right from the very beginning and held my attention through to the end. I was really impressed with this story and once finished found myself re-reading the blurb on the back hoping that the story would continue.

      The book is also perfect for people who like things a little more gritty and down-to-earth. Danny Kings witty remarks and sarcasm are unbeatable in this story. The story keeps you laughing and you can really relate to the characters. It reminded me of all the tales my Dad told me fom when he was young and what kind of scrapes him and the lads used to get into.

      School For Scumbags tells the tale of Wayne Banstead, a young rough nut who gets expelled from yet another school for raiding the tuck shop. He finds himself being whisked away from home, friends and family to Gafin School For Misdirected Boys, this is described as a 'special school' for 'special boys'. At the school Wayne is amongst the cream of the crop, thrown into the mix with teenage arsonists, thieves and flashers. However, you soon come to realise the school is a little unorthadox as the boys are taught more about how to get away with things and how to make the most of there 'skills'. Filled with f-bombs and schemes this tale is definatley not a story for kids.

      "Wayne Banstead and his classmates are about to take a step up into the big leagues. But in the big leagues the big boys play for keeps. With scores of dead arms, a playgrounds worth of 'f'words and a slam-bam robbery at its heart, this tale is definatley not for kids." - http://www.dannykingbooks.com/book_scumbags.html

      I will leave the storyline line there as I was so impressed with the twist in this story that I feel I could no possibly ruin it for future readers. A recommended read, well worth spending your money, I guarantee there will be no regrets.

      As i mentioned before I found it very difficult to get myself lost in stories and struggled to finish a whole book. However, since discovering Danny King there is no going back.

      On Amazon 'School For Scoundrels' is priced at £5.99 andis available at a reduced price for used books. £5.99 is a perfect cost for this book, and well worth the pennies. Also available on Amazon is the 'look inside' feature. So, you can even have a sneak peak before purchasing.

      Other works of art from the pen of Danny King include :
      The Burglar Diaries
      The Bank Robber Diaries
      The Hitman Diaries
      The Pornographer Diaries
      Milo's Marauders (followed by)
      Milo's Run
      Blue Collar

      What are your thoughts on this book? Please comment.....


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