First and foremost, this is a happy story. Little sex and the sex isn't explicit, but everything works. The protagonist starts modestly and grows throughout the tale.
It's testimony to the depth that can be in people who are overlooked.
Reviewed: 2014-02-01 - (Review Updated: 2014-02-07)
This is a typical Kaffir story. By that I mean that is well written in good grammatical English, uses a wide vocabulary and is believable. I wish everyone wrote this way!
Kaffir is a master of the slow romantic tale. His characters are always well drawn and from a breadth of backgrounds. Yes, it is a tale of boy meets girl but what else can a good romance be, unless it is girl meets boy?
The plot is well thought out, has sufficient twists and turns to keep the reader's interest at a high level and shows that he has researched his subject well.
I recommend this as a good read. If you enjoy it, why not take a look at his 'Hoddinot' series? Yes, it is a funny name but the books are well written and entertaining. They can be read out of order but make more sense if followed in sequence. If you like story with a military background, try 'Craighill'. It will keep you glued to the screen!
The story is about Reg Woolstencroft and accident he suffers at work, this is based in England and using English slang, so it has my wholehearted support (God save the Queen). Reg is shy and suffers from Dyslexia, I myself suffer from Dyspraxia which is a similar issue, so I can relate to the story and a lot of Reg's feelings.
There is no sex in it, it is not a stroke story. It is instead, well written and cared for, something that is rare on this site.
This is something for us North American Readers who are not familiar with the antiquated honourifics of the British Medical Society Jargon. Ordinary GPs are 'Doctors', but Surgeons are a couple of Centuries out of date! You see, back in those good old days Surgeons were the 'cutter-uppers' of people, and to differentiate between 'Doctors' and 'Chiurgeons' they were called 'Mister, so in this simple tale, the Surgeon who took care of our Hero's legs is a Mister, even though he must be a Doctor. Now that taken care of this is, so far, a simple story of a dyslexic young man who saves the Bosses' daughter from a life threatening injury. She then finds out that our hero loves music, and can sing classical arias to beat the band, which many dyslexics can do, much like stutterers can sing without a stutter. So enjoy!