Saturday, May 14, 2016

A Minger`s Tale: Beginnings by R.B.N. Bookmark

A Minger’s Tale Beginnings
by R.B.N. Bookmark

My rating: 5 stars MUST READ

Publication Date: March 27, 2016
Publisher: R.B. N. Bookmark
Genre: Humor | Memoirs
Print Length: 245 pages
Available from: Amazon

"Do greener pastures exist for the colour blind, and how would they ever know?"

Ribbans story begins in the city of Manchester in Northern England. The book is a humorous and at times gritty account of his wayward path through those formative early years.

Ribban Bookmark is one of life`s misfits. Born in Manchester, in the UK during the late 1950`s to Irish immigrants. He realised early on in life that his ladder to success was missing some rungs - in fact most of them.
His search for life`s greener pastures hampered by his colour-blindness.

After 56 years of circling the literary worlds perimeter fence, like a dog looking for somewhere to urinate. He stopped one night in August 2014. "A Minger`s Tale-Beginnings" was the result of that nights urination.

This is his story, part one.

A Minger`s Tale: Beginnings by R.B.N. Bookmark

A Minger’s Tale Beginnings By R.B.N. BookmarkHave you ever had a “bad” day, I mean a day where the world seems to be lining up to give you a swift kick, or maybe toss a pie in your face? Welcome to Ribban’s life. R.B.N. Bookmark’s tongue-in-cheek, witty and sometimes painful, A Minger’s Tale-Beginnings is the author’s tale of his life growing up as a misfit in a time when the economy of his world was bleak and he struggled with the mundane life of whichever neighborhood he was living in, always seeking a little lively action, a few laughs and even the acceptance he rarely felt.

Journey through Ribban’s life with him, see it from the honest and charming perception of the man who lived it and survived, his sense of humor intact. From a young boy to a young adult, times were tough, jobs were either not the correct fit or just were not his cup of tea and he readily admits it a she takes matters into his own hands with not so well thought out decisions with not so wonderful results.

Everything in Ribban’s life is NOT one big joke or one-liner, far from it, but it is in the manner in which this author uses his light-hearted hindsight that we find humor in the painful moments of self-doubt, self-recrimination and even the sense of knowing he does not fit in. Feel the frustration, and be amazed at the resiliency of one boy who keeps trying to move forward through the maze that is life.

Be prepared to identify with Ribban, or maybe an event in his life and think back, maybe it’s all a matter of perspective, maybe life’s potholes aren’t going to bend the rims of your life and just maybe, you’ll find something intriguing about the cadence of a flat tire flopping on the road. Maybe you’ll learn to stop and smell the roses that grew out of that pile of dung you just stepped in.
One of the most purely entertaining books I have read, because everyone has a story to tell, some are just quirkier than others.

I received this copy from R.B.N. Bookmark in exchange for my honest review.

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