A delightful book, particularly suited to someone like me who does not often have the opportunity to read for lengthy periods of time. The writers wit and wisdom shine through in this well written collection of articles that are as eclectic as they are entertaining.
by Maryanne B
I work in a well-known supermarket and the Insight into Piece article ‘Bargain Bucket’ is bang on. I see what Mr Raftery describes regularly. His book depicts real life.
by Craig N
This book stands tall above like competition and it’s clear the author writes for ordinary folk. Although the text encompasses multiple subject matter, it does on occasion cover my favourite pastime (lower league football) and highlights not just the Big Six, but the politics surrounding the smaller clubs.
by M Turner
“It’s that Keveen Rakkety from Trafalgar Street, he’s notheen but trouble,” Elsie chuntered to Flossie, an old lady sat next to her on the bus. “Oooooh,” replied Flossie.
by Sean R
I live in social housing and can confirm that everything Mr Raftery details in his book regarding housing conditions is accurate. We need more writers like this, who will stand up for those without a voice. There is an appetite for Insight into Piece because everybody has had enough. My only criticism of the book is that Mr Raftery does not delve deeper. Perhaps he will expand a little more in his sequel.
by Audrey M
I had no preconceived notion of what to expect from Mr Raftery’s book and came to it with an open mind. I found that his incisive approach and eye for the important detail quickly drew me into topics of debate which I previously hadn’t realised were of any interest to me. The structure, diverse content and ease with which one can ‘dip in’ to Mr Raftery’s writing are real strengths of his book.
by Dave R
Kevin Raftery is not only a writer but a Toy Developer and has created a board game called World Dominance, which he hopes to publish very soon. Kevin had an ordinary class upbringing and has managed to achieve an MA in Media Futures, a BA in European Culture/Media Studies and is currently undertaking a BA in Screen Writing. Kevin has also run for council a couple of times and managed to 'ruffle quite a few lofty feathers' by challenging the systems that govern us; sincerely believing that there is a better way. Most importantly, Kevin has that rare gift of insight which enables him to not only see right through the institutional facades which govern us, but also allows him to understand how the majority think, which in turn allows him to offer alternative and original takes on the social and psychological of which we all experience in everyday life.