Blood, Sweat and Tea by Tom Reynolds
Published November 3, 2010
- Author Tom Reynolds
For a short while, I read the blog that this book emerged from, although I had never seen any of the posts that form the content here. I stopped reading the site because I found it quite depressing, so I don’t know why I thought the book would be any different.
It is well written, and paints a great picture of life in a London ambulance - as it turns out, that life is pretty grim. I’m no idiot, and know that people make life hard for the emergency services when they really should grow a brain and move out of the way for those saving our lives. I felt like the book could maybe have done with a few more positive stories though, just to balance out the ranting.
All that being said, I still feel lucky to have a glimpse of a life I would never normally know about, and I do intend to read the sequel (albeit after a lengthy break while I build my optimism of the human race back up again). It’s also spurred me on to find more true life tales in the Kindle store, and let me tell you, there are quite a few to choose from!