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.
I listened to this before the main story 'The Girl You Left Behind'. Although this is not an essential prequel it is a nice introduction to the main characters and stands up as a charming story in its own right.