Watch My Back
Jail peril for Joey. As Maceo searches for the truth, he must also watch his back , especially since he has just met Sonny Boston, "an eight-cylinder chick with bodies in her past. The love has changed and we're both getting on with our lives, but I will watch his back until the day I die. Rachel watches Rod's back; Westgate. They tell him to watch his back if he picks up the MBE because he is offending his religion.
References in periodicals archive? Watch My Back wouldn't be as classy as Three Mirrors, but the two share similarities, including their appreciation of a sound surface, and as long as there's no significant change from the predicted good ground, the eight-year-old is entitled to make it three wins from four starts. Oldjoesaid can stage repeat Newbury win. Geoff Thompson left , aged 40, who lives in Coventry, published his memoirs Watch My Back earlier this month. Aug 30, Gareth rated it really liked it.
I couldn't put it down. Jun 27, Will G rated it it was ok. The adventures of Mr. I don't buy it. I thought Watch My Back was a very interesting read as it more about the authors personal journey than simply rehashing a few old war stories.
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That said, the style is very informal and more like story telling than high literature, which was no issue for me as I really enjoyed it anyway. As many other reviews point out the descriptions of the violence are pretty brutal, but then violence always is, right? Even so there is no glorification, the violence is shocking not cool. GT is honest in his app I thought Watch My Back was a very interesting read as it more about the authors personal journey than simply rehashing a few old war stories.
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GT is honest in his appraisal on its negative effects even on the victor. The only chance he had of being a successful doorman was to build a frightening reputation to let all the young bucks know that if you took him on their would be a cost, and not just small cost but a very big one. If you want to stop someone attacking you incapacitate them by cleaning their clock. Jul 23, Kev Bickerdike rated it really liked it. Really enjoyed reading this book, partly as a martial arts enthusiast but probably more so because of the fact that Geoff constantly held on to his desire to write and escape the routine of factory life.
The violence is hard to stomach at times but certainly not glorified. The world in which these incidents occurred is one that required Geoff and his fellow doormen to be more brutal than those who would seek to prey on the peaceful club goers. A must read for anyone interested in how traditional Really enjoyed reading this book, partly as a martial arts enthusiast but probably more so because of the fact that Geoff constantly held on to his desire to write and escape the routine of factory life.
Watch My Back: The Geoff Thompson Story
A must read for anyone interested in how traditional fighting styles have been pressure tested in real situations, and adapted for maximum efficiency, and how Geoff's studies led to the kind of cross training styles that are now so commonly recognised as mixed martial arts.
Sep 26, Ian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Geoff Thompson's biography, chronicling his life from being a bullied child, in which he seeks salvation in the martial arts, and finally works on the door in a bid to confront his fears. The violence is brutal, but he never glorifies it.
He also has an honest look at the fighting arts, and gives his views on whether they would work in a 'live' situation, and takes a philosophical look at violence in society, which sets this apart from other books of this ilk. Geoff also adds a lot of wit throug Geoff Thompson's biography, chronicling his life from being a bullied child, in which he seeks salvation in the martial arts, and finally works on the door in a bid to confront his fears. Geoff also adds a lot of wit throughout, with some humourous stories.
Probably my favourite ever book, which I have read on loads of occassions. May 21, Andy rated it really liked it. Read this some years ago and liked it a lot. As someone from a similar working class background with little in the way of prospects I was inspired by the author to try and achieve my own long-standing ambition of writing books.
This book is the very opposite of the 'celebrity' gangster nonsense that was popular for a while in that it does not glorify violence in any way and instead charts the authors journey away from that world. Nov 13, Tom rated it really liked it.
A truly gritty and shocking exposure of the bouncer lifestyle that holds nothing back and keeps you right, I couldn't resist hooked until the very end. Although it's far more than the typical bullish violence you expect from such things, whilst the violence is heavy it isn't glamourised or put in a pleasant light. In short a fantastic and surprising read. Aug 25, Vaughan rated it it was amazing.
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Brutally honest, covers a whole gamut of emotions from depression, lust, tears, bullying, and fear, to overcoming them with the direct method of confronting all his human fears, this book is captivating, enthralling, and laugh out loud funny in many places. Nov 03, Dan A rated it it was amazing. I bought this as ex library stock and then left it on my bookshelf for over a year.
Picked it up and couldnt put it down , passed to other family members who also enjoyed it Written with honesty and feeling and one guy you could rely on to watch your back. Dec 03, Steve rated it it was amazing. I enjoyed reading this book. It was difficult to put down at times. It had humor, but also offered insight into one man's journey that is not so unlike our own. The places, names and careers may be different, but it is a representation of rising above it all to be who you want to be.
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