When I finished this novel, I put it down and thought: 'perfect'. Indeed, the story is a sad one; but also humerous, educational and a thoroughly enjoyable read. Jonathan Taylor has achieved a careful balance in his plot, and although he really goes into the nitty gritty of such a cruel and common disease, the book is far from depressing. He develops the plot and characters so as to entwine his reader with them, bringing them into the story - which makes this book a really satisfying read. Despite describing his fathers medical decline, by doing so the author resurrects the memories of what a loving and proud man his father was, and how awful degenerative diseases such as Alzeimers and Parkinsons are.
Unpretentious, amusing and emotional - for anyone that enjoyed John Diamond's 'C: Because Cowards get Cancer too' and Blake Morrisson's 'And When Did You last See your Father?' - this is a must read.