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3.0 out of 5 stars
A good insight, 6 Dec 2010
This book follows life for a young man following a bicycle accident resulting in a traumatic brain injury- his time in hospital and afterwards.
As a healthcare professional I found this book a good insight into what people go through when they've had a brain injury. Mr Gosling does not hold back on his feelings and lets the reader know the physical, emotional, psychological and social implications of such a traumatic accident. What I did like is that there isn't a 'happy ever after' it's just his life carrying on as best he can, so it's realistic. It held my attention quite well but I wouldn't exactly call it gripping, maybe just because of the writing style, but the guy isn't a professional writer so not really complaining.
My only criticisms are that the book wasn't edited very well; there are numerous spelling and grammar mistakes. Mr. Gosling also seems to repeat himself a bit and make assumptions about why certain things happened rather than researching or asking the doctors- if you're looking for factual information about brain injuries, this isn't the book. But it does give a very honest account of what he's been through and doesn't try to make it into a soul searching experience or put a positive slant on things (as the title may suggest!).