THE HILARIOUS STORY OF A YOUNG BOY'S GROWING UP YEARS Meet Dennis Bisskit, short; ginger-haired; kind-hearted; game for anything. Born in 1945 on the day the war ended; it should have been a good omen. Instead it's been one disaster after another. Luckily fate normally steps in to save the day. Gasp at the great holiday camp knobbly-knees scandal of 1955! Be amazed as Dennis attempts to win back the world mile record for queen and country! Discover Fosdyke's department store and the all-powerful Mrs Ricketts! Shed a tear as Dennis visits the battlefields of France with his granddad. And meet the memorable Colour Sergeant Plunkett who teaches Dennis everything he needs to know about the army and finally makes a young man of him.
Stephen Ainley was born in Birmingham U.K. in 1952. He served in the British Airborne in the 1970s before emigrating to Australia. He has written short stories and articles for many years but this is his first novel. He resides in Western Australia with wife Jane and Irish terrier O'Malley.
That Cumbrian wannabe-Shakespeare bloke (who was so incredibly pretentious that he changed his surname to reflect what he believed to be the value of his literary scribblings) once churned out a frankly bizarre line or two about wandering lonely as a cloud.
Well, you'll never ever be lonely, or indeed feel the need to wander about aimlessly if you've got a copy of the incredibly incredible book 'The Dennis Bisskit Adventures' in front of your nose. From the very second you open this hilariously funny book you'll be well and truly engrossed as you follow the mishaps and adventures of an accident-prone awkward young drip of a lad from the Midlands on an amazing journey through to adulthood. Along the way you'll visit such varied places as Skegness, Calais and Kampala and meet some unbelievably believably colourful characters like Mrs Cruskett, Stinky Blackshaw and Gladys Ricketts......before crash-landing with a bump onto Planet Plunkett.
Steven Ainley's 'The Dennis Bisskit Adventures' is a fantastic and amusing read that leaves you with a feel good factor and wanting more. Bring on the sequel.....and a prequel please.
Before you even open this book the cover and the name get you completely hooked and compelled to read the novel. It was obviously going to be full of fun and adventures.
Most books have a hook in the first few lines of the actual story to grab the audiences attention so they will keep reading, this novel not only hooked you in the first few lines but also by the cover.
The novel was written so the reader could visualise what the author was trying to convey. Straight away I went into the world of Dennis Biscuit, his family friends and adventures.
The sign of a good book to me is when I get to the end and I am disappointed and this is exactly what happened when I got to the last page.
I could relate to all Dennis's adventures due to Mr Ainleys unique style of writing, the humour and the realism conveyed.
I enjoyed The Dennis Bisskitt Adventures and am hoping that there is a sequel on the drawing board. I am interested to find out how Dennis's life pans out.
Well worth a read.
A delightful romp through a boy's adventures in the 1950's and 60's evoking many memories of boyhood, Scouting and Military encounters that had me laughing out loud. Can't wait to read more of Dennis Bisskit's adventures.