Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Six Months To Get A Life by @BenAdamsAuthor #wwwblogs

Today’s Review is from team member Luccia, she blogs at http://lucciagray.com/

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Luccia chose to read and review Six Months To Get A Life by Ben Adams

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Ben Adams Six Months to get a Life

Humorous View of a Life-Changing Crisis from A Man’s Perspective

I read many books about women, mostly told from a woman’s point of view. Many are about other women, but often they also deal with the male mind and its workings. It was refreshing and enlightening to read a book about a man facing a life-changing crisis, written by another man.

This novel could be referred to as ‘lad-lit’ which explores the male psyche, especially issues such as friendship, relationships, love, and sex. It reminded me of Nick Hornby’s About A Boy, and John O’Farrell’s The Best a Man Can Get, both of which I enjoyed immensely.

At first, I didn’t like Graham very much. He seemed pitiable, insecure, bitter, selfish, and incapable of any self-criticism, but he gradually grew on me as he faced the challenges of life after a divorce, and started to reflect upon his role in events and move on.

I felt sorry for him as he struggled to understand his responsibility in the lonely and uncertain situation in which he found himself, and tried to move forward into a new life, including new relationships, job, and way of life, after forty, which to my mind is very young, although he seems to think his life is almost over!

I loved the way his relationship with his children is so important to him and develops throughout the novel. It’s very engagingly written as a diary. I especially enjoyed the humorous way it was told, which makes it so easy and pleasant to read.

Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

9 thoughts on “Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Six Months To Get A Life by @BenAdamsAuthor #wwwblogs

  1. Sounds an interesting read of a male perspective. I’ve read a review somewhere recently, but don’t recall this cover. Maybe it’s been updated or I don’t know what I’m talking about. Fab review. 🙂

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  2. Intrigued,, I’ve just bought Six Months to Get a Life for my Kindle. Luccia was too persuasive. I vowed only the other day not to buy any more books, either E or other before I’d read those on my TBR list.

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  3. Luccia, thanks for such a lovely review. And Rosie, thanks for running such a fantastic site. I have been genuinely touched by the great feedback I have received from your reviewers on Six Months… Sites like yours really help bring readers and new authors together and I, for one, am grateful for that.

    And to Margaret and anyone else who has bought the book, I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to let me know what you think, either here or via @benadamsauthor on twitter.

    Ben

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