A tale of extreme navel gazing and introspection which - due to Tim Parks' engaging style - is, improbably, a page-turner. I'd previously read three Tim Parks non-fiction books... "Italian Neighbours: An Englishman in Verona", "An Italian Education", and "A Season With Verona: Travels Around Italy in Search of Illusions, National Character and Goals" ...and really enjoyed them all. Tim Parks is a good writer with the knack of making the everyday interesting and, in the case of this book, making philosophy, the tyranny of language, and self-enquiry all interesting and accessible.
This book is beautifully written, well observed and accessible. I felt privileged to share in Tim's inner most thoughts as he makes his journey from unwell sceptic to a healthier life characterised by open-minded acceptance. My one complaint, the book was over too quickly.