Back again for my monthly book review for the Artful Readers Club.
This month I read a wonderful book by Keith Cronin called Me Again.
I 'bought' it ages ago when it was free on Kindle and as the whole point of the ARC is to read books that have just been forgotten about, I had picked this one.
What an amazing piece of fiction - but it felt so real that by the end if I had been told that it was an autobiography then, I think, I would have believed it.
It's the story of Jonathan Hooper who wakes up after 6 years in a coma.
At first he doesn't remember anything about what had happened, who he was, where he was. In fact, he thought he was called Jesus as that's what all the medical staff around were saying.
And to be honest, he doesn't really remember much even when he starts to communicate with the doctors and his family.
He had a drop, dead gorgeous girlfriend before, but he can't remember.
He had a great high flying accountants job, but now he doesn't understand numbers at all.
He has a mum, a dad and a brother, but he doesn't remember them.
Jonathan makes friends with Rebecca, a fellow stroke patient, at the same hospital as him.
And we follow their story towards recovery.
Jonathan has to learn to do everything again, including learning his animals and what sounds they make, which is where I took my inspiration for my page.
This truly is a feel good book.
My biggest suprise about this book was that it was written by a man. Normally men write thrillers, mysteries, science fiction, but Me Again is filled with emotion and charm. Well worth the read.