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4.0 out of 5 starsBetter than I expected
Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2019
A somewhat cute look at assisted living (bathtubs? Hmm, I never have seen any when I was checking out about a million of them for my mother) revolving around the comings and goings of the residents, 2- and 4-legged, at a "retirement" home. I found it easy to follow along, but it did begin to get redundant here and there (but then, so does life at one of these places). My main complaint though is that the author needs someone to edit his work as there were a lot of misspelled words, incorrect grammar, etc. Hint to author: Learn the difference between, "then" and "than". I would read another of his books.
I am an avid book reader; mostly mystery and thriller type books, but when this was offered free I decided to take a chance. I loved the style of writing and the format of the book. I actually became entangled in the lives of those in the home. The most important gauge for me was that I actually laughed out loud. I am one who tends to smile rather than guffaw, so I actually surprised myself. This is a thoroughly entertaining and lovely book.
1.0 out of 5 starsI can't take any more although I did force myself to read 25% of it.
Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2020
OK.I will admit it: I did chuckle. Three whole times. Basically, this isn't near as funny as it claimed to be, and so at 25% into it, I give up. Besides not being funny, this is really boring. I just can't take any more so I am simply going to delete it. Go with your best judgment. If you decide to read it, I won't judge. All of us have the right to pursue boredom if we so choose. And who knows: you may be somewhat strange and actually enjoy it!
I decided to check out the next book in the series. The format is the same as this one so I just deleted books 2 & 3. No point in making the same mistake 2-3 times.
Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2020
I enjoyed reading the first book of the series The Last Stop. The characters, what can I say, they're funny, egoistical, have low self esteem ,and old. I could see myself residing at The Last Stop. If I have to be in a home, I hope it's just like this place. I read this during the Voting period in the USA and needed something to take my mind off all the craziness. I would recommend it.
5.0 out of 5 starsI loved it so much that I plan on reading all ...
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2018
I loved it so much that I plan on reading all the books n the series. Having known many people who reside in retirement communities, I can vouch that the stores may seem as if they are exaggerated; however, they really echo how things often are. Different and utterly delightful!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 27, 2017
Supposedly, I assume,American Yiddish humour, but even though I attempted to read it with a Jewish accent, it still isn't funny. Unfortunately all that this book proves is that American comedy does not always travel well which is a great shame because Jewish humour is a great source of self deprecating comedy with some really great writers of the genre. Unfortunately this is most definitely not one of them.
5.0 out of 5 starsI chose it because of it's interesting front cover - it was the goofy dog mainly - and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 28, 2015
What an unexpected pleasure this book was. In a moment of weirdness, I chose it because of it's interesting front cover - it was the goofy dog mainly - and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the book. Easy read and funny on every page. I get the impression it is one of at least two books, but can't find the second one. I gather it hasn't been published yet?
The author shows an amazing insight about the behaviour of some elderly folk. It is well written, full of humour and an enjoyable read. I have to say though, it took quite a few pages to get into because it moved rather quickly over the various sections and characters. Worth a look though.
4.0 out of 5 starsSenior's Have Fun - Getting old doesn't mean you're dying!
Reviewed in Canada on February 15, 2020
I work with seniors and could identify with many of the characters in the book. Some scenerios were a bit over the top, but lots of fun. The importance of the meals (and food related humour), plus complaints, is something I hear often.