- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 294 KB
- Print Length: 52 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CA68BQ2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #42,272 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Unspoken (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition
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Death is something we avoid talking about. I empathise with the author. As a medical consultant I have been professionally involved with these dilemmas and personally, as my father also had an inoperable brain tumour. His initial denial and subsequent events are almost a mirror image of this book. It may be a difficult topic and read but it is honest and is a short true account that will face us many of us. I strongly recommend this.
It came to my attention as a recommendation by Amazon who are promoting it as a Kindle Single - a novella length non fiction work.
Despite the subject matter, dealing with the death of a parent dying from a terminal illness, the book is an extremely easy read which flows coherently from the author.
This is not a book which is going to be adapted into one of those gushing Hollywood movies. Thank god. It offers much more than that. A truth which is often blindly brushed over through looking for meaning and answers where there are often none.
I was absorbed in it because ten years ago I lost my dad, and reading this helped me make sense of my own experience. (There were some parallels especially: the practicalities, adjusting to the gradual decline of a strong man, the final stages of wishing it would just end then when it did, feeling rather lost as all that care was no longer required.)
Everyone who loses a dearly-loved parent has to adjust her/his whole 'world-view' and it takes a long time. Finding that you were not by any means the only one to go through such an experience, helps a lot, even ten years on from it.
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