Bikes, Cars and Thoughts From Mars II

05-Jul-2019


By Michael W J Wilgar

ISBN: 978 1 703020 88 8

£4.99

(Self-published)

Belfast-based author, Michael Wilgar, promised me that he would write a second volume of his immensely amusing observations of a life less ordinary and he has come up trumps with BC&TFM2! 

From the first moment that you crack open this 154pp paperback, the smile will spread across your visage, as you read Michael’s often disconnected jottings that are written with wry wit and a keen eye for the absurd. 

He namechecks his pals and contacts, many of whom possess those charming nicknames that are issued during childhood and never lost, even though the reasons for their invention may be tenuous at best. In this volume, Michael recalls his favourite TV shows from the 1970s and 1980s, peppered with experiences of life through Belfast’s most troubled past. 

His unfettered writing style is refreshing and immensely entertaining to all manner of readers. If you just want to chuckle aloud, it imparts a feelgood factor like few other books I have ever read. 

He has stated that a third volume is due, which will delve more fondly into his love of motorcycling and even more familial tales of derring-do. 

Great fun and fast-paced.