A strange collection of semi-tragic semi-comic stories about elderly people and their lives (including one poor guy's death hiding under the bed of someone he had robbed to finance a move). In most stories the old folk don't do much but they look back a lot - their days can be monotonous but then you get a glimpse of past romances or lives; lucky breaks or bad luck; ambitious hopes for life or family. Some stories are short and sweet, but one or two are quite lengthy - the best one is quite hilarious - a down-at-heel beggar inveigles his way on to a coach trip of Spanish pensioners - craftily taking over the seat, belongings and money of one of their group who had had a heart attack. Having been a keen gambler in the past he joins the group's visit to a casino, produces a gun and robs the croupier - the press report on this at the end says it all - worth 5* alone. The written Spanish can be difficult in places but neverless has a dreamlike quality to it. Dip in anywhere and - quien sabe - you may get hooked. Old age comes to us all - be prepared.