Like one of the previous reviewers, Stags is not my genre of choice, but this book was an entertaining read. For many blokes in their 30s, 40s and 50s, there will be more than one story that you can relate to your own or your friends' experiences. You will find yourself laughing out loud and cringing - often at the same time. Well worth a read. *****
Being a fan of thrillers and crime fiction this is not the sort of genre of book I tend to normally read. However I took a chance on the free Kindle sample and was hooked enough to pay full price to download the whole novel. It really is a page turner. You wouldn't think a story about planning the perfect stag night would be quite so gripping! I recommend that anyone who fancies trying a book that is different to most other books out there to give this a go. I don't think you will be disappointed! ****
A hilarious peep into the antics of boys on tour, this happens to be a stag doo and ladies if you ever wondered what they get up to now is your chance to see for yourself that your intuitions were correct.
Full of lol moments that sees probably for the first time the reds and blues of Manchester enjoying what they do best lies, deceit, sexist innuendo- all in good fun.
Girls make sure you keep the tarantulas tucked away and watch out for grandma
An author with great imagination or true life experience !!!!! You decide xx *****
I loved it! It took me back to the days of pub vault culture where your
local was the centre of your universe and drinking, football, women and the
craic went hand in hand. If you look deeper you can picture your own pals
as characters in this book and the author has managed to put in to word the
trials and turbulent times of lads weekends away without it becoming too
predictable. It's a good read with plenty of banter and quality one liners. *****
Stumbled across this book by chance, thought I'd give it a go to prepare me for a mate's Stag Do later on in the year! The story moves at a decent pace and unfolds into a genius plot to get the groom to be to Amsterdam despite his over zealous fianceé having confiscated his passport in advance.
The banter between the characters in the book is hilarious and spot on, and brought many a snigger to me. The scrapes and situations that the lads get into are, at times outrageous, but always believeable.
Overall it's an entertaining read and has given me plenty of ideas for future do's - just don't let the Mrs read if you ever intend to get a pass out for a weekend away with the lads again! ****
I enjoyed this book from the off, it started well and just got better! The author has managed to describe the banter that every bloke loves to have with his mates perfectly. It had a real 'been there, seen that, done that' feel about it and in many parts had me in stitches. I hope there are more books to come as Stags! was a great read. (also, I hope I never meet Bird on any stag do I go on, what a character). *****
Stags by Michael Madden was a great read! It brought back memories of a few messy trips I have made to the Dam and to a misspent youth vacating smoky back street pubs and bookies. The sad thing is that the next generation of drinkers won't have the benefit of this type of apprenticeship. I read this book in two days as it was full of laughter and top banter. I found myself in a few similar situations over the years and could laugh out loud at some of the pub dialogue. I loved it. *****
Not came across similar books previously, great to see this market is catered for and a great book! Lot's of banter and takes me back to stag do's I have been on previously, great read, very funny - recommend to anyone! *****