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I loved this audio book. The story was partly the story of an ordinary life which the diagnosis of the husband's illness had turned upside down and partly a courtroom drama; both were cleverly handled. The characters and the relationships were very realistic and fully developed. The narration suited the book perfectly; it has a matter of fact tone which fitted well with the main character. I couldn't put it down and it really is a thought-provoking story.
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This thought-provoking book really played with my emotions; I could relate to many of the themes in direct and indirect ways and therefore I was immediately drawn deep into the story and found the book hard to put down.
This would be a great pick for a book club since it’s full of heavy topics to discuss in great depth:
• The fear of some horrible unexpected degenerative medical condition hitting you in the prime of life.
• The fear of some horrible unexpected degenerative medical condition hitting your spouse in the prime of life.
• The agony of your life being under someone else’s control and being judged so heavily and with such dire consequences by someone who doesn’t know you.
• The entire “dying with dignity / assisted suicide” issue, which is also currently in our Canadian Headlines at the moment with the passing of Bill 44-28.
I thought it was a great novel that really handled a delicate topic with insight. I wonder if personalizing a case like this would ever change someone’s mind about whether or not euthanasia is acceptable or reprehensible?
I feel like I was put through an emotional wringer and spit out at the other end - I am spent after reading this book and want to move on to some lighter fare!
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