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- File Size: 309 KB
- Print Length: 146 pages
- Publisher: 978-0-557-52181-4 (13 July 2010)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003VRZIO2
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This was an interesting read. A couple move into an old age home to see out their twilight years.
Some of the residents are strange, at the very least but mostly harmless.
Over time, a number of the residents change their personalities and become very compliant with the changes from the management team of the nursing home.
In a twist, reminiscent of Ira Levin's "Stepford Wives", the old people who change are actually robots who replace their deceased human counterparts, and the owner of the home is out to keep their welfare payments.
I didn't see this twist coming and it was well handled.
Whilst not a super engaging page-turner, it was a nice lightweight book to read
The book started off quite humorous....so much so that I almost fell off my treadmill laughing while reading it. After a few chapters; however, it turned into a just okay read. There were still some rather funny parts that had realistic possibilities. The ending became a little absurd, and was no longer a laughing out loud all by my lonesome read, but turned into a bit of a sci-fi read. I did finish the book because, like Henry, my curiosity made me want to know what was happening to the residents in Assisted Living! I would give it a 3 1/2 star rating if that option was available.
Henry attends meetings, where problems are solved by planning more meetings. For Henry’s fellow residents, the big event each day is waiting for the mailman. They enhance their wealth by scraping off the nickels and dimes that come in charity solicitation letters.
Harriet lives in a world of tea and cookies. Henry is obsessed by a suspicion that residents in the Assisted Living facility are getting an assist they don’t need or want. His curiosity puts his life and that of Harriet in mortal danger."
This was an enjoyable read! Henry really manages to get himself into all sort of predicaments and a lot of them are quite comical! Physically he's much better than his wife and still gets around doing most everything he always did and at times only gets into trouble because he's bored! All of the characters were interesting, fun and the likes of what lives in a retirement home. The ending was a totally surprise to me and nothing any normal person anywhere would expect! Good entertainment. Any one enjoying cozy mysteries should enjoy this one!
There is an Assisted Living section of the facility that is difficult to visit. Harry has some friends that suddenly move to Assisted Living, and he has problems in getting in to visit for reasons that seem to be just bureaucratic by the management of Assisted Living. Henry becomes suspicious that something is not right with Assisted Living, and that his friends are getting the kind of assistant that they do not want. His suspicion ends up putting the lives of his wife and himself in danger.
Entertaining overall, but somewhat depressing in showing some of the negatives of being a senior citizen.