Rachel Rogan, from Rogan's Books in Bedford says: "I was very hesitant to recommend it because having lost my own father as well I know how sensitive a subject this is. Ed just does such a wonderful, heartfelt job of navigating the reader through this very difficult journey. It's the story of a father's decision to end his life at Dignitas and a journey with his three sons, their last trip together. It has the potential to be a very harrowing read but he does it with just a nice touch of dark comedy to stop it being too melancholy. "
Above all, the compassionate presentation of Louis and his father feels like a deliberate attempt on Docx’s part to smooth over the more abrasive aspects of his style. It’s a humane, humorous and ultimately extremely moving novel that seems altogether less cynical and self-consciously nihilistic than Self Help, though it treads a very similar thematic path.