I am delighted to be today’s stop on the blog tour for; George Bunce and the Black Wave Fear by Martin Geraghty. I can’t wait to share my review of this heart-warming book with you all.
About the Book
Meet George, a resident at the Four Seasons care home in a Scottish seaside town.
Meet Carrie, an occupational therapist at the Four Seasons care home.
Join them as they form an unlikely friendship.
Immerse yourself in their story as they discover second chances in life.
Cheer for them as they find laughter in the face of adversity.
Support them as they both finally learn to bury the ghosts of their pasts and learn to live again.
Most importantly, allow George and Carrie to take you on a journey where you might just end up looking at the world differently.
George Bunce and The Black Wave of Fear is an extraordinary and poignant tale full of hope and humour.
Well, what can I say?
I have to admit that this isn’t my usual type of book, I can’t say I would have picked it up if it wasn’t for being inviteed to ths blog tour, but I am so pleased that I did as I wuld have missed out on what a rare gem it is, I was surprised at how enjoyable it is, it’s sweet and thorugh-provoking, it makes you think of how life can so easily shange and how we must deal with that.
The story revolves around George, a 70-year-old man who after certain things happen in his life is forced into a care home, he is set well and truly in his ways and thinks he has nothing at all in common with the residents of Four Seasons – and there are some eye-watering exchanges where he says a fair few things to make his point. The carers are great people (as they are in real life), Carrie, Geroge’s carer tries her best and soon really lovely friendship blossoms between them. She is a wonderful character and I loved how her character is written and how she comes to life on the page her character shines through, I do think she steals the spotlight away from George at times.
At times this is can have a heavy feel and there is lots of emotion threaded throughout and a little sadness but overall it is light-hearted and incredibly funny; George especially has a great sense of humour, I liked his character he reminds me of a few older gents I have in my family a little grumpy at times, rude, stubborn, set in his ways but once you start listening he has great memories and the jokes will have you properly laughing. It’s cheeky humour which you can only get away with at George’s time of life.
This book is uniquely engaging, it certainly wasn’t as I had respected it to be, I’m not sure what I expected as the back blurb doesn’t do the story justice but I can tell you it’s well worth a read as it turned out to be a sweetly poignant and heart-warming story of second chances which is full of humour, friendship and hope.
Overall, Geroge Bunce and the Black Wave of Fear is a delightful and insightful book, it’s full of compassion and sensitivity, a definite must-read!
About the Author
Martin is a 49-year-old Private Investigator from Glasgow, more Clouseau than Columbo.
His debut novel, A Mind Polluted, was published by Crooked Cat Books in 2018. He has had short stories published by The Common Breath, Ellipsis Zine, Speculative Books and others.
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Thank you to Zoe at Zooloos Book Tours for the invite to this tour.