You wouldn’t think much could happen to a 77 year old man, who is never short of an opinion, cocooning in Trim in 2020…
Think again. First, his dog dies. Then he starts counting stones as he walks around the house. He tries gallantly to complete a 1,000 piece jigsaw and eventually gives up. At one stage, he thinks he’s living in an episode of Father Ted, but comes quickly back down to earth when he has to cut Mary’s toenails.
If you don’t enjoy learning about small town life and other people’s mundane lives, don’t read this book.