Praise for the feel-good novel of 2017, Calling Major Tom: A book about loneliness, about bravery, about the walls we all put up to protect ourselves and about how it is never ever too late to try to change.
A gorgeously quirky story about families, forgiveness and unexpected friendships - sheer joy.
...a pure pleasure to read, full of well-observed characters and hope, and a much-needed antidote for these worrying times.
CALLING MAJOR TOM is blooming marvellous! Original, moving and mercilessly funny, this is an unashamedly feel-good story. I laughed, I cried and I cheered for the wonderful characters. Don't hesitate - fall in love with this book!
Brilliant, funny, heartwarming and exactly what everyone needs right now. I loved it.
A funny, moving, absorbing hot chocolate of a story - hot chocolate with chilli, that is, because there were bits were I laughed aloud! The pages just turned themselves - I can't wait for the next David Barnett.
A bitter-sweet, original blend of social realism and sci-fi; funny, engaging and honest.
A book about being alone and being together, being lost and being found. One man against infinity: what are the chances? Good, as it happens. I loved this book. One huge step for a man, no longer lost in space.
funny, moving, sweetly life-affirming tale