2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A maudlin and humourless look at senility,
By A Customer
This review is from: Scar Tissue (Paperback)
To be honest, I read this book quite a few years ago. Up until now, I was unaware it had been shortlisted for the Booker Prize as I had picked it out randomly at a bookshop. Although I wasn't bored whilst reading this, the ending was a rather flattening, draining experience. Yes, it's true that the subject of senility (in this case the male protaganists mother) should never be treated lightly. However, the reader along with the protaganist becomes too bogged down in the book's atmosphere of grief and despair. I was glad to have waded myself out of it.