HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Flying with cuckoos by Michael Patrick Clark
Loading...

Flying with cuckoos (edition 2012)

by Michael Patrick Clark

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
312,001,085 (5)None
Member:mirrani
Title:Flying with cuckoos
Authors:Michael Patrick Clark
Info:MDB Publishing (2012), Kindle Edition, 370 pages
Collections:Your library, Kindle, Book info needs work
Rating:*****
Tags:non-fiction, biography, Vietnam War, F

Work details

Flying with cuckoos by Michael Patrick Clark

Recently added bymirrani, MichaelPatrickClark
None

None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

At first I was a little unsure about this book. The main character is adopted by a family that then emotionally pummels him. They don't want him, don't like him and it is all very clear to everyone except the child in question. When the boy finally figures it out I found myself so deeply frowning upon exactly how long it took that I worried I would completely ignore the more important war-time issues within the story. It turned out I didn't need to be worried.

This is a wonderful story, told with wit and humor, but also with a serious tone. It is the life of one young man, determined to do something with his life when it seems like nothing can be done. Each step of the way he finds struggles and surges on into the next phase of what is. It is a wonderful story of finding yourself, finding your strength and finding what lies beyond, in a future that you never saw coming at the start of your journey. ( )
1 vote mirrani | Jan 13, 2013 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0957248911, Paperback)

Flying with Cuckoos tells the true story of a journey of discovery, as a young and naïve Michael Clark leaves a desperately-unhappy adopted home, to join the armed forces, as a ‘boy apprentice’ before transferring into one of the most ill-disciplined and disreputable units in the British armed forces. As the story unfolds, we follow his progress, from one-sided battles with school bullies in suburban England, to even-more one-sided battles with the S.A.S. in some of the world’s most dangerous and exotic places. From the jungles of South-East Asia, and the bullet-scarred shacks of Gaddafi’s ‘new’ Libya, through the tragedy of the war in Vietnam, and the hedonistic excess of swinging-sixties Bangkok and Singapore. Funny, poignant, and at times outrageous, Flying with Cuckoos is a heart-warming story of hope and achievement, and the remarkable journal of a young man’s battle to survive and overcome.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:03:33 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

LibraryThing Author

Michael Patrick Clark is a LibraryThing Author, an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing.

profile page | author page

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (5)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4
4.5
5 1

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 91,693,830 books! | Top bar: Always visible