Stretch 29 - Damian Lanigan Reviews
Description:ISBN 0006514286 / Author: Damian Lanigan / Genre: Fiction / Frank Stretch rates everyones life - his best friend scores 75, Frank himself just 29. A humorous tale of a modern-day loser.
Newest Review: ... based on ten different criteria, sex life, health, employment, money, friends, status and so on, has been used quite a lot, ... more
Customer Stretch 29 - Damian Lanigan Reviews (3)
by - written on 28/01/10, updated on 29/01/10 (Very useful, 30 readings)
This review is for the paperback book Stretch 29 by Damian Lanigan. The book was published ten years ago, although I have just discovered it! The author has written two books, this one and The Chancers, and is also the writer of the BBC television programme Massive which stars Ralf Little (best known for his role as Antony in The Royle Family). The basic plot of the book is that twenty nine year old Frank Stretch has a dull life, and has taken to rating everyone's life out of 100. He scores 29 himself, with his best friend Tom reaching 73 and his flat-mate scoring 59. Of all the people he knows, his score is the lowest of all, so he wants to change ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/06/01, updated on 29/06/01 (Very useful, 44 readings)
As Harry Hill says "You've gotta have a system!". Well, Frank Stretch has a system. A system designed to determine exactly how successful the people that he meets are. Specifically, a system designed to show how much of a loser Frank is compared to his friends and colleagues! This book is about a self confessed loser on his way down to the bottom and his eventual recovery and rise. Its about Francis Dean Stretch (The eponymous 'Stretch') and his relationships with friends and at work. A large part of the story is taken up by his scoring system (Also known as 'The Maths') which rates people according to 10 different criteria, ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/10/00, updated on 17/10/00 (12 readings)
Frank Stretch has reached a rock bottom of 29 points..... This massively enjoyable book follows the fortunes of Frank Stretch, a graduate under-achiever. His unique scoring system where he scores his life out of 100 through ten different catergories, shows that with his meagre score of 29 that he needs to work on some areas in his life. I found this very enjoyable and finished it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down, its not an epic but it definitely some light hearted "read on the train on a morning monday" stuff that will make you laugh and it might even lead you to you scoring your own life....... just be prepared for your ... Read the complete review
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