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A Blatant.Attack On Dementia Sufferers
on 19 August 2013
Mr Forgetful is a dark story about the minds frailties in later life.
Our central character lives in a large detached house with landscaped parkland grounds in which Mr Forgetful lives by himself, no doubt a rich past preceded this lonely existence but this was many years before. We find our hero in a desperate state of affairs. After waking, He can't find his bathroom and walks into his wardrobe instead, its not spelt out to the reader but one can only assume this is where Mr Forgetful relieves himself.
Like many other dementia sufferers Mr Forgetful is acutely unaware of his nutritional requirements and proceeds to burn his toast and hard boil his eggs on a daily basis, the author alludes to the likelihood that neither option is seriously considered by our hero and he goes without, how he hasn't burnt his house down in the process is not investigated or considered a possibility by the cold blooded Hargreaves.
So we beg the question:
Who is looking out for this guy ?
Is Mrs Parcel from the post office? No she just laughs at Forgetfuls vagarities.
What about Farmer Fields who himself has absent mindlessly (possibly another suffering with the affliction) let one of his sheep escape? does He care about the loose cannon 'Forgetful'? Not a jot! He calls him a
'Goose' , preferring To mock and play Down his handicap.
So the novel ends on a depressing note, with the knowledge that Mr Forgetfuls strife can only get worse with age, or
Is this a red herring? Look closely and you will see that the beautiful house and grounds are in immaculate order, someone, somewhere 'cares'.