'Original, moving and funny...' Irish Independent
Meet Horace Winter and fall in love with life again in this bestselling novel ...
Horace Winter has led an unexceptional life. Ever since that long-ago day, when the Very Bad Thing happened, he prefers to spend time with his butterfly and moth book instead of with other human beings - an interest that was passed on to him by his father.
But shortly after his retirement from his job as an assistant bank manager, Horace receives some devastating news and is forced to confront the life he has led (or hasn't led). As he does, he meets Amanda. And Max. He gets a man jailed (sort of) and rescues the man's son (sort of). He discovers a letter his father never posted, and sets off on a quest that changes everything.
As Horace begins to let life in, he starts to experience a world which had almost entirely passed him by. Will he discover that man he was meant to be before it's too late?
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About the Author
Conor Bowman is a native of Galway, Ireland. He is married with four children. He is left-handed.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I had a rough time reading this book, I'm not sure why, it just was difficult to hold my interest while reading it. Horace compares everyone he meets to a butterfly or a moth, which became a bit distracting however the story of Horaces life and how he finally breaks free of his daily routine and finally spreads his wings is inspiring if not bitter sweet since Horace doesn't have long to appreciate it. What Horace accomplishes when he finally leaves his status quo position at the bank is a good lesson for us all to learn. Don't get complacent, always seek to learn, take a chance now and then, break free of your comfort zone and don't be afraid to enjoy life. Travel, try a new food, help someone in need.