Book Review – Checking Out – Nick Spalding

I downloaded the book Checking Out by Nick Spalding to my Kindle a few weeks ago as I wanted a new book to read at lunch time in work.  It is free to download for Kindle Unlimited readers.  I’ve read a few Nick Spalding books in the past and have really enjoyed them so I thought that I would give this one a try.

What do you do when the doctor says you could die at any moment? Well…after you’ve made a cup of tea, of course.

Nathan James is young, successful and has the world at his feet. Unfortunately, he’s also about to die—which ruins things somewhat. And now he’s staring imminent death in the face, Nathan is having to rethink some of his life choices very hard.

This means embarking on a hectic journey of self-discovery that includes, amongst other things, losing his dignity to an inescapable bean bag, suffering screaming nightmares about a monstrous potato, and getting up close and very personal with a bipolar donkey.

All of which is fine, but then Nathan falls in love with a charming girl called Alison, which is a really stupid thing to do. Because how can you give your heart to someone when it might be about to stop?

From Nick Spalding, the bestselling author of Fat Chance, Bricking It and Mad Love, comes a comedy about dying—which is easy—and living, which is most certainly not.

The blurb about the book sounded like something I was interested to read, though the subject seemed a bit sad so I wasn’t sure what to expect for the story’s end.

The book is about a man called Nathan who finds out that he has an inoperable brain tumour.  The book follows his life after he gets diagnosed, the band he is in and a girl he meets along the way.  There are several really funny parts to the book which made me laugh out loud, one where Nathan has a reaction to some herbal tea that he is given while on a date with Alison (the girl he is falling in love with) which has disastrous consequences.

The book is really easy to ready and is well written, guaranteed to raise a smile and, will remind you that life really isn’t so bad.

And, I’m pleased to say that the ending made me smile!

What have you been reading recently?  Do you have any book recommendations?  Let me know in the comments as I’m always on the lookout for new authors and books to check out!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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