Top positive review
Hilarious, uplifting, beautiful...
6 May 2018
I always love a Nick Spalding read, he writes with such wit and heart, yet it’s completely believable and the characters are always a delight to have in your lives, so I knew right away I was going to love “Checking Out” his latest book. I was not disappointed once again as what we got were vivid descriptions of antics and situations that are just genius.
“Checking Out”, as the name implies and the blurb details, is about Nathan who is only 33 years old and has an inoperable brain tumour and a poor prognosis.
Although in shock he realises he must tell his nearest and dearest as soon as possible, their reaction to his news borders on the sublime to the ridiculous.
As he starts to assess his life there are many hilarious laugh out loud moments which sounds very odd, but it works beautifully and makes it Uproariously funny more than achingly sad. Never have I cried so much with laughter, then cried in sympathy, but I was almost continuously kept in stitches by the outrageous humour.
A warning however... “Don’t read this book on public transport or anywhere in public” as Sudden explosive bursts of laughter are to be expected!
Funny, thought provoking, this is a wonderful book, obviously there is no happy ever after ending but that said all is dealt with beautifully. I honestly found this book uplifting and although obviously very sad, it had an important message to convey.
This is one book I will read some years later...