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Delivers What You Should Expect
on 23 June 2013
Reading this book is like intruding on private grief expressed in a diary that you weren't really meant to find. You read it trying to find an expression of what it must be like to lose your whole family in one swoop of fate, and end believing that it's beyond expression. Can you live with it though? Unless you choose not to, what alternative is there but to hope it gets better? Some days are better than others, the book states, but it's a relative emotion. The book reminded me of a quote I once noted down in another autobiography of pain by Mikail Gilmour, "It will never be all right. It will never be all right again". No happy ending, no redemption, no reason, no explanation, just life in the raw. Hard going.