Audible addict. Listens while commuting,walking and any chance possible. Enjoys all genres although is yet to read a sporting biography.
I listened to this during my lunchtime walk around the park. People must have wondered why I had a massive grin on my face. Easily the most charming and funny book I have read for years.
This is a deceptively simple story told through the eyes of a young man who has been driven mad by events in his life. Despite the subject matter it is full of warmth and love and even moments of great humour. This is a stunning debut novel and as somebody who was a teenager in the 70's I can completely vouch for the authenticity of the setting. If you want to read something that is brave and honest this is highly recommended. The relationship between the young brothers and their father will stay with me for years to come.
The only negative criticism I have is that I think the cover and synopsis give the impression that this is a frothy romance. This does not give a true flavour of what the reader/listener should expect from this story. I urge anybody considering this book to look at the other reviews and then buy it - it is that good. This may be a piece of fiction but the characters are real and loveable and I really cared about their story. I finished listening last night and I cannot stop thinking about the themes it covers and the situation faced by Will and Lou. The fact that people in everyday life are dealing with this makes it all the more thought provoking and I know I will be far less judgemental when I read any related news articles in the future.
My heart is still aching but in the best way possible.