John Gass

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A Sweet Obscurity by Patrick Gale
A Sweet Obscurity by Patrick Gale
Something, anything, by Patrick Gale would definitely be on my Desert Island Books list, but A Sweet Obscurity is the one I go back to most often. I describe his writing as "emotionally intelligent" - it's very much about people's inner lives, yet he avoids falling into the sentimentality trap. And the stories he tells are always imaginative and compelling. Im very happy to give this book five stars!
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Some tracks are, almost inevitably on a 'compilation' album, stronger (or maybe just more to my taste?) than others but, overall, there is some excellent music to be found here. An order of magnitude better than most sampler albums.
Rapid Response: True Stories of My Life as a Param&hellip by Lysa Walder
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
First of all, I should say that I discovered this book having met the author once, appropriately enough in my local A&E, where I was part of a team involved in a mental health project. Without having met Lysa I probably wouldn't have discovered the book, but I am very glad for both serendipitous events.

If I say this is enjoyable and easy to read, don't get me wrong; it is also hard-hitting and emotionally intense. Each of the relatively short chapters relates to a separate call-out, describing both the incident and the emotional impact of it. This makes it less a collection of gung-ho stories of bravery and adrenaline, although that's present in abundance, but more an… Read more