I’m going to confess that I didn’t get at all emotional when I read any of the Harry potter books. I didn’t care so much for any of the characters that I could get involved in the stories. This was not the case for the above. It is a truly lovely story and has many deep currents within it. It is not simply about a journey. It looks at the whole reason for that journey and it starts with an event which is not covered until quite late in the book (but you will have shed a tear long before that).
Harold and Maureen are in love but a rather significant problem has got in the way for a long period of time. We meet a huge cast of cameo roles which show us brief glimpses into other peoples lives (I loved the older chap in Exeter).
These characters are fully fledged people and very unlike the talking cartoons of j k Rowling. I’ve said it before but you really should read a real book if all you are reading is Barry Trotter and the Twiglet stuff and don’t get me on that sheds series (see below).
This book will get right to the heart of what it means to love someone and how relationships truly work in our
It’s truly beautiful.