Top critical review
12 September 2018
I let out an audible sigh of relief when I FINALLY finished this book. I'm unable to say how long it has taken me to read it, but it hasn't beaten me, I wouldn't let it.
The enormous amount of adjectives Chris uses, flooded my imagination and filled my head with difficult to see abstracts rather than beautifully crafted landscapes. The book however, did remind me of how wonderful the childhood of we 50 something generation was. We were that generation who went out when it was light and returned when it got dark. Took jam sandwiches, packets of crisps and a bottle of pop with us whilst we explored the world around us without a care or worry, both in our parts and that of our parents.
The later few chapters of the book were far easier to read and relate to, and the final acknowledgement written with an honesty that made me think about the people and animals in my life with a gratitude I don't often express.