Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Oasis Shop now Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and Tragic, 3 Aug. 2007
This review is from: There Were No Windows (Paperback)
This is a novel about an elderly woman who loses her mind. It's impossible to describe how good it is and most people would not want to read a book about the onset of Alzheimer's. Yet There Were No Windows is laugh-out-loud funny although at the same time being extremely sad and painful. Claire Temple is fully alive in some ways, in others only half alive, and she is full of fears, memories, incomprehension, anger, understanding and mis-understanding (because she knows she is losing her memory and can do nothing to help herself). One of the saddest things about the book is the way the people looking after her are so horrible; and yet one understands why she is so annoying and why she would try anyone's patience; then, halfway through the book someone is lovely to her, and that is uplifting. For anyone looking after, or having any contact with, someone with memory loss and incipient dementia, this is a must-read; it's disturbing but unforgettable.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: Oxford, UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,988,556