This book surprised me in many ways.One if I didn t know who the author was, I d never believe this book was written by a young man I d certainly think it belongs to some middle aged author with a list of bestsellers under his name The writing style is something I don t see often, and the way it was used here, this detalization and realism, blew my mind Two the story and character development was a pleasant surprise You get to see Daniel s character evolution from bitterness and denial to This book surprised me in many ways.One if I didn t know who the author was, I d never believe this book was written by a young man I d certainly think it belongs to some middle aged author with a list of bestsellers under his name The writing style is something I don t see often, and the way it was used here, this detalization and realism, blew my mind Two the story and character development was a pleasant surprise You get to see Daniel s character evolution from bitterness and denial to maturity and peace And the best thing is, this book won t feel heavy on your shoulders as you read no, it s full of subtle humour and charm It s an easy read, and it s not It will make you think and feel and ache, but not in a way that make you put the book down and not want to touch it again This is the kind of books that great movies are made of In many ways it reminded me of The Judge.Three it s a short read, but it didn t feel like it The style is simple and complex at the same time And what you get in the end is a many leveled story, the depth of which is fascinating and very life like Even from the first chapters I often found myself smiling and laughing I could relate to every chapter of this book, and it reminded me of many important things Oh, and the idea of new words for things that don t have a name in English Floud and shameshrink are so in my vocabulary now These are only three things that I pointed out, but I can also add amazing characters hello, Grandma , funny subplots their hedge art, that one goes straight to my bucket list , and a deep idea that for sure will influence every reader No matter at what age, we all have family issues, and whether you re 20 or 40, this book is a must read For sure, I will follow Alex McKechnie s work in future, because talented authors like him will never stop surprising us with their ideas Three Things I Did When My Father Died is a coming of age tale, in a way You ll journey with Daniel 1 through Daniel 5, and other characters will travel through the pages with you, with numerics a creative tool for the reader to grasp a timeline of development, in both physical and in emotional maturity Very inventive thinking on the part of Alex McKechnie The story begins with the death of Daniel s father, the funeral, and within a chapter you will find yourself engrossed in McKenchnie s sty Three Things I Did When My Father Died is a coming of age tale, in a way You ll journey with Daniel 1 through Daniel 5, and other characters will travel through the pages with you, with numerics a creative tool for the reader to grasp a timeline of development, in both physical and in emotional maturity Very inventive thinking on the part of Alex McKechnie The story begins with the death of Daniel s father, the funeral, and within a chapter you will find yourself engrossed in McKenchnie s style, as he throws a few writing conventions out the window , which makes the read fun and intriguing Daniel struggles with his relationships not only with his father, but his mother, grandmother who is wonderful, by the way , others, and you will pull for his ultimate understanding Turn of phrase and a true understanding of the human condition, reactions, all are terrific the author has a beautiful ability to put his thoughts to words Nicely done This story can easily be read in one sitting it s less than 170 pages long but, not easily read once Enjoyed This story leaves the reader with a feeling inside of humility We all grow as people as time marches on The story illustrates this in a way that makes you laugh out loud and worry about your own future.Life s lessons were incorporated and I found it to be easily relatable, for I myself wish that the former versions of myself made better decisions.The conversations are fun, the characters have depth and it was a good book.Mr Mckechnie wrote a book worth your time because you just may learn s This story leaves the reader with a feeling inside of humility We all grow as people as time marches on The story illustrates this in a way that makes you laugh out loud and worry about your own future.Life s lessons were incorporated and I found it to be easily relatable, for I myself wish that the former versions of myself made better decisions.The conversations are fun, the characters have depth and it was a good book.Mr Mckechnie wrote a book worth your time because you just may learn something about yourself I read this book to give it an honest review Three Things I Did When My Father died is an amazing little book by author Alex Mckechnie When i first started to read this book, I read the blurb first, and judging by the title i thought it was going to be a sad story about a man losing his father However, once i started reading it i found out that yes, the story was about a man s relationship with his father, but there was a comedic take in it Everyone has to grow up in life but growing up isn I read this book to give it an honest review Three Things I Did When My Father died is an amazing little book by author Alex Mckechnie When i first started to read this book, I read the blurb first, and judging by the title i thought it was going to be a sad story about a man losing his father However, once i started reading it i found out that yes, the story was about a man s relationship with his father, but there was a comedic take in it Everyone has to grow up in life but growing up isn t easy as sounds, especially not what other people think when they are talking about actually growing up We get to know about the story through Daniel Yearwood and the author takes a very unique take by assigning numbers to Daniel 1 through 5 These numbers help readers understand the type of Daniel they are reading about in his story and how that specific Daniel reacts to the environment around him I kind of remembered Young Adult when I read this book cos of the whole refusing to grow up thing Three Things I Did When My Father died is an amazing read, one which you will complete in one sitting Highly recommended.Note The same review has been posted onUS and UK Who trimmed all the hedges into lewd shapes Why hasn t Wilthail changed in ten years And why is Daniel Yearwood still ardently avoiding responsibility at the age of forty Three Things I Did When My Father Died is a comedic chronicle of exactly that Daniel Yearwood s desperate attempt to eke out a few precious months of running from his past, and miserably failing at it Cery interestingI very much enjoyed reading this It was interesting to realize what is happening in the conflicted mind of the main character I found myself engrossed in his mindhow can you not The book is about life, loss and hope.