I must admit to bursting out laughing when reading it on a train – a bit embarrassing, but hell, who cares? There's not much to laugh about these days. There are so many laughs throughout the book that it's hard to pick the best out. I love the Big Debates, in fact I have learned so much I didn't know about before. Ian, a reader in London
Bloody hell, I haven't laughed so much for ages. Are these guys for real? Tom Sharp the Second, we demand more! Well done, Carl. Jim
Do they really get up to those tricks on the waterways? Get me a job there, right away! I need a bit of fun in my life after working for these miseries for twenty years. Carol, a reader from Scotland
I enjoyed your first book, Carl, but you have excelled yourself with this one. I always knew you were mad! I recall those union meetings with pleasure. Book me and my old lady on that pensioners' cruise, will you! Is the Viagra, booze and pot really free? Good one mate... Alan, a local reader
"Carl, I'm just in the middle of your book. Great stuff – love the chickens on the bus! Congratulations. Time to think about a sequel or prequel (as they say in Star Wars) perhaps. Regards, Stephen. This message was on "Tug Talk", a worldwide website for tug boat enthusiasts.