Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I've just finished reading Harry Pearson's hilarious memoir of a life in wargaming Achtung Shweinehund!. (Thanks Iain for the recommendation!) I particularly enjoyed the chapters about his childhood - Airfix kits, Waddingtons games, spud guns, Commando comics, war films, Airfix OO/HO figures - my own childhood obsessions are all there. The chapter about Action Man had me gasping for air - I can't remember when I last laughed so much.

C.S. Lewis wrote "We read to know we are not alone." This book is a funny and touching reflection on what it means to live with our compelling, fascinating, but socially rather embarrassing hobby.


Anonymous said...

Quality read. Having read Harrys sports columns in the Friday Guardian I almost fell off my chair when I found out he was a games fan as well. Sport and gaming - heaven
Keith Shapley

Marty said...

I bought this on your recommendation & am about half way through. A fantastic read - has brought back loads of memories.