What do you do when the doctor says you could die at any moment? Wellafter youve made a cup of tea, of course. Nathan James is young, successful and has the world at his feet. Unfortunately, hes also about to diewhich ruins things somewhat. And now hes 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 dyingwhich is easyand living, which is most certainly not....
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Checking Out Reviews
Nathan has a headache- one that won’t go away. When his words are not quite what he expected and no alcohol is involved, he decides he needs to see a doctor. It turns out that he has an almost unpronounceable brain tumour and may have anything from six minutes or 6 months or maybe even longer to live - or not. This is about how this affects his relationships with those around him- as well as of course how others deal with him- one refusing to believe his diagnosis- as well as how he is dealing w ...more
Laugh out loud
A real laugh out loud book.
Even the part in Mumbles where I work.
Nathan’s high and lows leaves you feeling for his character with anger,sorrow and compassion .
My mind was racing through the characters and sounds of screaming children.
Go on I dare you not to laugh out loud😂
Please note that I got this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating of this book.
So I have pretty much loved about every Nick Spalding book I have read. There have been two misses for me, but for the most part he is always enjoyable. In his latest we follow 33 year old Nathan James who though he has about everything to live for (has a fat bank account and a hot girlfriend) is told that he is an inoperable brain tumor.
Spalding has Nathan going through some of the stages that you would s ...more
It's been awhile since i last read a book from a Brit, a male brit to be exact. And I forgot how enjoyable it could be.
Nathan finds out that he has a tumor in his brain, in a spot that makes it very difficult to remove. And with this discovery, his world is turned upside down and realizes his life has been to date, shallow and superficial.
This is the story of his journey to accepting his fate and trying to leave his mark in the world before his time is up. Hahaha. Remembering the donkey and the ...more
5 star comedy!
This is the 3rd book I've read by Nick Spalding and they've all been excellent. I'm not quite sure how they have been as the stories have been about a couple going to fat club, a pair of siblings inheriting and renovating a house and a man being diagnosed with a fatal brain tumour! These do not particularly sound as though they should be topics to have you in stitches but they just do.
Spaldings ability to bring everyday topics to life in a humour filled way is nothing short of gen ...more
A poor read
Checking Out is a weak novel made up of sentimental nonsense. The grammatical errors are very irritating especially the use of "sat" instead of "sitting" consistently throughout. To say "he was sat" is the same mistake as "he was ran"! What was the proofreader doing? I had to make myself read until the end and then regretted doing so.
I am obviously a big fan of Mr. Spalding's irreverent humor. In this story, Nathan, the founder of a food-based version of Teletubbies, finds out he has a brain tumor. This throws cold water on his horribly decadent life with his ditzy super model girlfriend, Porshe 911, and plans once he has sold The Foodies concept. Luckily for us, Mr. Spalding has the ability to infuse both humor and compassion as Nathan comes to terms with his condition. I never thought I would enjoy reading about someone dy ...more
Aww this was a great read that took you down lots of funny twists and turns. Without giving the plot away the main character is shallow and pretentious but something happens to change the way he looks at he's life. I have been fighting cancer myself so thought this would be a nice light read, and it certainly was i really could see the funny side of things.
Nick is a brilliant writer he just has you there in the scene. The only thing i was not keen on was the rhymes that kept cropping up for the ...more