After the End
What if they could have both?
A gripping and propulsive exploration of love, marriage, parenthood, ...more
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This was an incredibly hard book to read and an even harder book to review. I have waited a few days to let my thoughts settle and have decided to try and write this review to help others decide if it’s something they would like to read.
I had read Ms. Macintosh’s thrillers and really loved them. I knew what this book was about but it was more thought provoking and heartbreaking than I had imagined. As you know from the blurb, two young parents disagree on the decision of whet ...more
The premise of this book lured me in immediately. The story takes place in England where they have the National Health Service (NHS). The parents of almost three year old Dylan Adams, who has a cancerous brain tumor, are just told that the hospital recommends no further treatment; just comfort (palliative) care. The mother has accepted that devastating assessment, but the father insists on fu ...more
This book is about a terminally ill child and her parents: Pip ...more
I can't even begin to imagine what it took to write this but After The End is incredible. Just that. The sheer weight of emotion in it is astounding, beautiful even in heartache and it offers a perspective and ultimately a choice for the reader that makes you think, really thi ...more
Max and Pippa have a son Dylan who they adore. Sadly Dylan is diagnosed as having a brain tumour ,which couldn’t be removed during surgery and caused brain damage which will leave him unable to walk or talk.
Max and Pippa have the dreadful decision whether to opt for further treatment which may lengthen his life but not cure him or to allow d ...more
This is the story of Max and Pip- two parents who love each other but who love their son Dylan more.
Dylan has a tumor which could not be completely removed, and it is growing again. His brain damage is irreparable, and if he lives, he will not walk or talk, or be able to communicate his needs.
Max and Pip must decide if they should explore a treatment which will NOT cure him, but MAY extend his life..or allow the Doctors to provide only comfort c ...more
When it comes to writing a compelling, engaging, insightful story, Claire Mackintosh can do no wrong in my book, and even though I knew going in that this was going to be completely different from her usual domestic suspense thrillers (which I love) I was still desperate for the chance to read it.
After the End is the story of a terminally-ill toddler with multiple deliberating disabilities. Dylan is not yet three years-old but as the result of a brain injury ...more
Max and Pip are a young married couple that thought they had everything going for. Very much in love and with a wonderful son things were good until one day they were’t. These parents get the most devastating news whe ...more
This story is unlike any of her other books. This is a story of a family in crises, a sad emotional tale of a terminally ill child and the choice that his parents have to make for his future. A thought provoking story that made me think of what I would do in their shoes.
Thank you to NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for my e-copy in exchange for an honest ...more
Told with alternating points of view – Pip (mother), Max (father), and Leila (doctor). The novel is also split between before and after. The “before ...more
Max and Pip are a loving couple who find themselves having to make one of the hardest decisions I think anyone can be faced with when it comes to their son. All through the story in fact I was so torn as to which direction I would have gone. It’s one of those scenario’s where you wish you could s ...more
Max and Pip face one of the toughest decisions any parent could possibly face. Their three year old son, Dylan, is brain damaged due to complications from a tumour. Max and Pip are one of the strongest couples you’re bound to meet but now, they find themselves on opposite sides as each tries to decide for themselves what’s best for Dylan.
After The End is a novel I had to read in bits and ...more
So this was a medical/legal/family drama of the best kind. It was sad, harrowing, so touching and there were big tears! The family were in such a heartbreaking situation, yet one that sadly I appreciate does actually play out in real life. It canvassed the right to life, quality of life, science and medical interventions.
It all begins with a loving couple named Pip and Max. They loved each other and were a strong couple in life and in faith until tragedy struck and their 3yo son Dylan was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Dylan's medical team recommended no further treatment should be adm ...more
I am so very thankful to Little, Brown for allowing me an early NetGalley copy of After The End ...more
When a child is terminally ill, the lines between living and existing gets blurred. Dylan, a 3-year-old with a brain tumor is fighting a tough battle between life and death. But things start turning nasty when their parents- Pip and Max are left with choosing between palliative care or advanced therapies that may or may not make Dylan’s life better.
I had heard such great things about this author, but I really struggled with this book. I had a hard time connecting to the characters and the hospital setting just dragged and did not hold my interest at all.
Thank you to Penguin Publishing Group for my copy via Edelweiss.
After hearing about the sad loss of Clare’s own child. It has inspired her to write this one. Max and Pip and a son Dylan. He is their world. When Dylan gets Cancer that leaves him brain damaged and the doctor can’t do anything else for him. Max and Pip must make a decision that changes both their lives. But ...more
If you are lucky, you stumble upon books that change your life. Don't mind my dramatic tone... In fact, do mind, because today's post is special. I couldn't put down my feelings, I couldn't come up with a review. I read a book, and I felt different. Isn't it magic when it happens?
I can't thank Little, Brown UK enough for letting me read a copy of this novel through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
When we, book bloggers, finish a book, we often start...more
Clare's debut novel, I Let You Go, is a Sunday Times bestseller and was the fastest-selling title by a new c ...more