Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay.
I was super excited when i found out that Adam Kay was bringing out a second book as i absolutely loved his first one. His first book deserved all the hype it got, it was filled with just the right level of humour, gross details, interesting facts and emotional situations. The first book had me laughing out loud, gasping and wanting to read sections to my hubby as i felt they were so good. I also lent by copy to two friends who loved it just as much.
So a second book, what could be better right? Well i’m afraid to say that this second book did not hit the mark. Now i knew when i ordered the book that it was a small book as many people who had received advance copies had mentioned this but i still ordered it but i was not expecting 142 pages.
Being so short i assumed the content would be the absolute top notch and would have the same effect as the first book but i was very disappointed. I read this in the few days after i had had surgery so was tired and this is why it took me four days to read it.
Yes, there were a few amusing stories but there was nothing like the extremes of the first book and overall i felt like this was just a book which gave Adam Kay the opportunity to moan about the fact that he worked on Christmas Day for so many years. Most people in the UK understand how crap rotas are for anyone working in the health or emergency services so we don’t really need reminding of this every few pages.
For me the funniest story was the one in the pub with the free pint of beer but even that didn’t have me laughing out loud, it produced just a mild inward chuckle.
If you can borrow this from the library or a friend, maybe give it a go but i certainly would recommend anyone parts with any money for this book.
Star Rating: 3 out of 10