I have mixed feelings about this book. That Will Schwable and
his mother had a very special relationship becomes obvious and I applaud it. However, that relationship and their ability to meet whenever his mother had treatments as well as the time each had to read was not an experience that most of us could have. Will's mother had money, a prestigious university position and was able to support causes by speaking and traveling to other countries. Her life and experiences make for fascinating reading but I simply could not connect to her and that kind of life. And Will's ability to start a new business yet take all the time to be with her struck me as unreal. I simply could not relate to their experience.
Having said that, I felt the love each had for the other. How wonderful it would be if all of us with a family member we care deeply about could bond without worrying about money or find the time to be together without being pulled by other obligations that have to be dealt with.
George R.R. Martin.