Calling Major Tom by David Barnett

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Read Calling Major Tom Online Free - CALLING MAJOR TOM is a heart-warming and ultimately life-affirming story of a man who has given up on the world... but discovers in the most unlikely way that it might not have given up on him.

We all know someone like Thomas.

The grumpy next-door-neighbour who complains to the Residents' Committee about the state of your front lawn. The man who tuts when you don't have the correct change at the checkout. The colleague who sends an all-company email when you accidentally use the last drop of milk.

Thomas is very happy to be on his own, far away from other people and their problems.

But beneath his cranky exterior lies a story and a sadness that is familiar to us all. And he's about to encounter a family who will change his view of the world.

Title : Calling Major Tom
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ISBN : 1409168131
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Mark rated it ★★★★☆

February 06, 2017

I received this book as an ARC in return for the following clear and fair review. WOW!! This is not my usual pick up and read type of book but I loved it. It is hilarious to say the least, nonsensical and even ridiculous but so so much fun. Not hard to tell that the book sows its roots in the music...

Jules rated it ★★★★★

May 16, 2017

Oh my goodness, I loved this book so much. It made me laugh and cry, then laugh and cry even more. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful, and by the end of the book I loved them as if they were my own family. Gladys made me laugh so much. She’s such a funny and quirky ol...

Karen rated it ★★★☆☆

February 07, 2017

Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and David M Barnett for the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review. If you like your stories warm and heartfelt, that will make you laugh and cry then this book is most defiantly for you. Every time I saw this book and picked it up to read...

Maggie rated it ★★★★★

January 26, 2017

What a delightfully quirky book! Thomas Major has not had a happy life so when an unforeseen event occurs to put him in the position of being on a one-way trip alone to Mars it seems a perfect fit for him. Although a David Bowie fan he could have done without constantly being referred to as Major...

Fiona rated it ★★★★★

January 19, 2017

Another little gem of a book, on a par with A Man Called Ove. It is sweet, gentle, heartbreaking at times and has you on the edge of your seat willing the characters onto success. Yes, you have to suspend belief, the plot is crazy and I have no idea how much is scientifically correct but I really...

Dale rated it ★★★★☆

November 06, 2017

What do a dysfunctional family and a grumpy scientist on his way to Mars have in common? Nothing you would think. But this quirky novel manages to tie them together. Tom Major ends up on the craft to Mars by default, when the astronaut who was to take the flight dies. Having had a miserable life...

Susan rated it ★★★★★

January 20, 2017

Calling Major Tom By David M Barnett is a heartwarming read. We all know someone like Thomas. Thomas is very happy to be on his own, far away from other people and their problems. But beneath his cranky exterior lies a story and a sadness that is familiar to us all. And he's about to encounter a fa...

Tony rated it ★★★★★

January 15, 2018

Reading this is like taking a vacation. The story flows like water through a meadow in summer, collecting in a serene and sunlit lake with gentle ripples at the edges. It will make you smile and feel good all over, from the surface of your skin to the marrow in your bones. There’s a character in h...

Figgy rated it ★★★★★

March 18, 2017

Actual Rating 4.5 This book is science-lite, and it is important to make sure your suspension of disbelief is properly functional before embarking on this journey. But if you can manage that, you’re in for an incredibly fun and engrossing ride. Thomas is a chemist working for BriSPA (the British Sp...

Natasha rated it ★★★★★

September 15, 2016

I loved this book. All the characters were lovable , charming and for some my heart broke into pieces. My heart went out to Gladys, Ellie and James, all the heartbreak and struggles that they have to cope with and Thomas, what can I say... This book is about forgiving others and yourself for wrong...

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