So...what did George decide to do with his remaining six months of life. I'm not going to ruin the story by telling you, but suffice it to say, it wasn't what you or I might have decided to do and it certainly wasn't the obvious choices. What ensues is a fascinating little vignette of friendship, love and loss that sucked me in from the very first page and didn't let me put it down until I'd finished. It was moving and beautiful and certainly deserves the five stars I happily gave it.
It didn't even matter to me that the end was obvious! Doh! The man had six months left to live, so the end was always going to be obvious. The final result for George, apart from his demise, was clearly telegraphed by the author, but that was absolutely fine in this story and added to rather than lessened my pleasure in the story.
At only 220 pages on Kindle, it was a relatively short story, and in some ways it was too short for my liking. I didn't want to let those characters I'd come to identify and love go, quite so quickly. Perhaps it was a deliberate ploy by the author to "leave them wanting more", but whatever, it definitely did work - I was left wanting more, much more.
Fortunately for me T E Hodden appears to be a prolific writer, so I can find more of this author's wonderful tales to satiate my appetite. Despite the premise of premature death, this is a warm, loving tale that I can only recommend to anyone. If you like your stories real and sweet - then What Once Went Wrong should fill the bill perfectly.