06 Mar Great Books to make you Smile and Think – City of Culture
Give someone a gift of laughter with the 84-page paperback ‘City of Culture’ by author Danny McCrossan.
Using stick-figure cartoons, Danny takes a satirical look at life in Derry/ Londonderry, crowned the UK’s City of Culture in 2013. He uses his ‘wee sketches’ to take a sideways glance at the people of Derry; how they have overcome the challenges and obstacles of their harrowing past; what it means to live in a city that has faced so much adversity and where even now, dissident terrorists are never really that far way, and whether the city’s politics have progressed since the terrible times of ‘The Troubles’.
He not only tries to answer these questions in his great book, but promotes and publicises one of the most extraordinary things about the inhabitants of this walled historic city – their incredible sense of humour. This sense of humour has without doubt helped people through troubled times over and over again. Danny’s own note, added to this must-have book’s description, clearly testifies to this by stating that, in case of dissident terrorists without a sense of humour deciding to shoot him, donations to help him purchase new kneecaps can be made by buying a copy.
Irish stand-up comedian Danny has written sketches and sit coms for Irish radio; his stand-up routines have led to appearances on Irish TV; his quips and quotes have been published in a variety of books not written by him, and he has written a series of humour-titles like City of Culture, which is available from Amazon at just £7.30 for the Paperback version and £6.00 for the Kindle Download.
A perfect gift for anyone in need of a good giggle, City of Culture is a great book that not only makes you laugh, but also gives you a little insight into what the people of Derry deal with on a daily basis. Making you smile and think at the same time, this is a book well worth buying for yourself, too.