Old Boys, a review by Shelley

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Nick Spalding

Amazon Publishing UK | Lake Union Publishing
Publication Date: June 15th, 2023
315 Pages
Goodreads | Amazon

This is my fourth read by this author and he never disappoints. Being a classic rock fan I was thrilled to read a book about a classic rocker. The group may have been fictional but many real group names and their songs are mentioned so it was like a trip down memory lane and I was tickled pink about that.

This was such a refreshing change after a dark thriller and a sad World War II book, a palate cleanser if you will. It was such a funny read and exactly what I needed. Even though the book is humourous the bare bones of it deals with some hard-hitting subject matter. There is depression, death, old age, drug use, divorce and mid-life crisis…but Spalding manages to portray it in a realistic yet funny way so it softens the blow. I like how the author gives a glimpse into how the male mind works and why they behave the way they do.

I felt a lot of emotions reading this, at some parts I felt like crying and at others, I was laughing out loud. It was so sad yet hilarious in equal measure…it was also very thought-provoking. If ever you want a life lesson with some good laughs mixed in Nick Spalding is an author I highly recommend.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.

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