I've read this a couple of times now. The author writes in an easy, conversational style, and takes you through his holiday to Malta with his recently widowed father. I chuckled out loud a few times at the scrapes the pair got into and it made me want to go to the places they visited.
One thing stupidly annoyed me, and that was the chapter on Gozo. It wasn't the chapter that annoyed me really, but the fact that the pair fell foul of a scam whilst there. Having visited Gozo many times I was disappointed that it wasn't painted in a more positive light, and that their experience with a rogue taxi driver coloured their entire trip. I would suggest a return visit one day!
However, I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who is planning a trip to the Maltese mainland, as it is a good personal account of the sights and sounds of the island.