Major B.S. by John Martin

Major B.S.

byJohn Martin

Kobo ebook | August 23, 2016

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We all know someone like Major Billycock-Smythe. He's a know-all, a social climber, he's supremely confident but he's totally inept. In this satire, he's accidentally rescued the wrong people from an overseas jail and brought 12 illegal aliens back into the country.
His inclination is to put it down to experience and get cracking with his next money-making scheme. But the government doesn't let you forget, do they!
Major BS Comes to the End of his Rope is the second in the Mad Bill series. It's a funny mystery novel full of quirky characters, and with a jagged satirical edge.
See the major get his comeuppance while the man he bullies and belittles emerges as the real hero of the novel.


  • I LIKED THIS book. it's funny and kept my interest. How can one man be so full of B.S. and yet get away with it?!
  • A MAIN character you want to vote off the island, or punch in the nose, or both! Clever characters and crazy plot.
  • EXPECT BOTH DARK and light humor, in addition to fun, quippy dialogue from this novel. I found myself laughing through Major Billycock-Smythe’s series of misadventures where, due to his hardheadedness, grumpiness, and simplemindedness, I didn’t feel too sorry for my joy at his expense. I’d recommend picking up this book for some quick laughs and some easy reading. John Martin has a delightful sense of humor, and his writing style makes this a quick read.
  • CHAPTER 1 begins with [Major Billycock-Smythe] arriving home wet and bloody. After some time with him you'll wonder why he doesn't come home like that, or worse, every day! But the story of how it happened and what follows is interesting and "does what it says on the tin": there's some humor and some pathos. And people who feel real, in a setting that feels real.
  • IF YOU LIKE quirky humor, I'm guessing that you'll enjoy reading this.
  • AN AMUSING romp from down under. Full of misunderstandings, mainly by the protagonist, Major BS. A selfish, self-centred man with extreme attitudes and not a great deal of intelligence. His constant schemes and underhand capers to make money get him deeper and deeper into trouble. The kind of man you would move away from at a party or cross the road to avoid.
  • MAJOR B.S. (a very fitting name) is ridiculously annoying, and I admire the writer for managing to keep that level of ridiculousness throughout the whole novel. Major BS is so bad he makes everyone look good. He is very much the cartoon villain, but in this story it works. Paradoxically, it is Major BS who adds a humane touch to this story. He is like the glue that holds everything together.
  • MAJOR B.S.'s arrogance, ignorance and almost pride at being a jerk was quite repulsive. But the other characters in the storyline made me warm up to the book.
Title:Major B.S.Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 23, 2016Publisher:John MartinLanguage:English

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