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Something To Live For by Richard Roper

Genre: Fiction
Source: Compulsive Readers

About The Book

Sometimes you have to risk everything to find your something…
All Andrew wants is to be normal. He has the perfect wife and 2.4 children waiting at home for him after a long day. At least, that’s what he’s told people.
The truth is, his life isn’t exactly as people think and his little white lie is about to catch up with him.
Because in all Andrew’s efforts to fit in, he’s forgotten one important thing: how to really live. And maybe, it’s about time for him to start.

My Thoughts

This is a sweet and special read, with some moving moments that will make “Something To Live For” this year’s summer read.
Andrew is living a very solitary life, he works at the council attending funerals; it needs a very special person to work in a place like this as you can imagine. But he is happy with it, doesn’t need to socialize with the coworkers or make friends and fits perfect on the lie he has told to all his coworkers, he is married and with children! The problem will begin when he is asked to bring his wife to a work dinner, his imaginary wife.
This will be when everything will start to change…
Andrew is living in his own bubble, he thinks he doesn’t need to socialize or connect with anyone; he thinks he is happy but when his world is shaken he starts to discover what is living and happiness; but is it worth the sacrifice?
I could understand the need of solitude of Andrew, sometimes the society is too overwhelming and is easy to protect our heart and feelings from the pain and suffering. But in these moments we need a little help to remember us that living has ups and downs but it’s worth every minute on it.
This is not a book I use to read, but it has been worth every minute I spent reading it, “Something To Live For” will be in my heart for a long time.

About The Author

Richard Roper was inspired by an article he read about the council workers who deal with situations when someone dies alone. Their days are spent sifting through the ephemera of those who’ve slipped through the cracks, searching for clues to a next of kin. Council workers are under no obligation to attend the funerals. Yet they do, sometimes dozens of them a year, just to make sure at least someone is there.
Richard Roper lives in London. SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR is his first novel.