The Book That THEY Do Not Want You To Read (Part 3) by Andrew Ritchie: A Book Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Blurb: The fate of mankind hangs in the balance…and Jethro Postlethwaite is still keeping his diary.
He’s still on the run from THEM, but now he’s left Peterhead behind and is heading south for a meeting with The One.
He’s still experiencing someone else’s memories (some good, some not so good)…
…but he’s started to get a disturbing liking for classical music…
…and he’s learnt all about Emotional Energy and W.I.M.D.s…
…oh, and he’s been bitten by midges. He doesn’t like those.
At least he’s still got the camper van.

My Thoughts: I received a free copy of TBTTDNWYTR Part 3 for an honest review. As I said in my review for Parts 1 and 2, Andrew Ritchie in my Uncle but that doesn’t change how I review his work – if it’s crap then I will say so!

I’m writing this review whilst on holiday in not so sunny – but ever so beautiful – Scotland. I’ve literally just finished the book and just like the part 1 and 2, I could NOT put it down.

Part 3 is the final part of The Book That THEY Do Not Want You To Read. It continues with the same diary(ish) format written by JP and collated by the author. It continues being a believable sci-fi x thriller x british comedy book (which I’ve decided to call a thri-fi bromedy… that definitely needs work).

I loved how the story comes to an end in part 3. It was so clever and unexpected, so brilliantly written. However, I couldn’t help being agitated that some questions were left unanswered. Usually, this would really annoy me and likely make me give a review that is less than 5 stars, but on reflection, it actually just makes the story more believable. Throughout your life there are always questions that are left unanswered and when something happens you might not know all of the how’s and why’s so I actually think this is really clever. Additionally, there could potentially be another story that comes from this which I am definitely hoping for.

Jethro, the main protagonist and diarist continues to develop and I enjoyed seeing him grow from a boring, mundane character to somebody who takes no $hit. His language and personality reminds me of a typical middle-aged man – he doesn’t know what politically correct is! Though it’s funny that an Alien not from this planet chastises him about these things sometimes.

I’m really sad that this is over and I hope that it actually isn’t. I would really recommend this trilogy to you all. It’s just like nothing I’ve ever read. It’s bloody fantastic!


If you are in the UK this book is available here for either Free on Kindle Unlimited or £2.80 on Kindle: The Book That THEY Do Not Want You To Read Part 3 eBook : Ritchie, Andy: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

If you are not in the UK I think you may still be able to purchase it from the above link but I may be wrong. Please let me know what you think!

Thank you for reading.

Gee Liz Reads ❤

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