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Please... Call Me Derek

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Derek travels from child to confused adult, from reporter for the local paper to any job available, doing everything he thinks he should, but doing it his way. Pursuing life and employment leads Derek to fling himself into the sort of sticky situations he won't want to have to explain to his friends or his family. With determination, gritting his teeth, doing everything fo ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published February 29th 2012 by U P Publications Ltd
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Rosie Amber
Jan 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Please Call me Derek is a grown up comedy following the events in Derek's life. It begins with a little introduction to Derek as a child and explains some of the history behind the large Supermarket called Bisko's which was built on an old piece of derelict ground which young Derek and his friends used to play on.

We next meet Derek aged 29 years old and leaving his current job with the wild idea of becoming an author. Circumstances and unfortunate events find Derek struggling to write and in ne
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Ionia
Mar 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
At first, this book seemed like it wasn't making much sense to me for the initial chapter, but after the story gets going it is full of laughs and you just don't want to put it down and go back to reality. Derek is the ultimate bumbling fool of a hero and you can't help but love him for all of his quirks. I liked the plot behind this story. It is highly original and one of those things that makes you wonder how the author managed to come up with it.

The secondary characters are fun and add a lot
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Bodicia
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Mac Black’s character Derek is reminiscent of Mr Bean as he lands himself in various predicaments by being in the wrong place in this Tom Sharpe style adult comedy.

We meet Derek (or the aromatically named Sweaty to his friends) as a young lad who has a cunning plan to stop a local supermarket from building on his local playground. Then, as an adult, he spies the adorable and fragrant Sally and stumbles into her affections. Meanwhile the local constabulary are convinced they have their man when D
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Cheryl M-M
Apr 14, 2013 rated it liked it
This is an odd little box of mixed toffees.
I can see where the author wants it to go, but personally I think it isn't there yet.
The author hasn't quite got the satirical edge or gritty repertoire of a Tom Sharpe. I found it a little jumbled and disorganised for my taste. However that is possibly what will appeal to other readers.
The intent is a flowing portrayal of meandering thoughts taking place in the main characters head, whilst events that are comparable to a Carry On film take place around
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