The author paints a realistic picture of the daily dilemmas created by dementia… These difficult moments are balanced with Jacob’s humorous way of viewing his family and himself. Another realistic component is how Jacob is dealing with his dying marriage and unfulfilling career. The development of this main character, as well as his siblings and others, is crafted skillfully. The storyline captivates the reader from the first page to the last, providing a thought-provoking perspective in dealing with aging parents and how siblings deal with it – and each other. Dad, written by Bob Seay, is an excellent read! – Deborah Lloyd for Reader’s Favorite, 5-star review
“The writing is super witty, modern, and out-the-side-of your-mouth snarky…Simply put; we fell in love with this story.” – Book Bin Divers
Jacob Martin’s life is not going well. His marriage is falling apart, his job is on the border of legal and illegal, and he’s living in what could generously be described as a dump. Now Dad, whose memory and mental faculties aren’t exactly what they once were, has decided to drive across the country for a visit. Forced into an unplanned road trip, Jacob finds love, enlightenment, and ultimately himself along the way.
In his second novel, Bob Seay has crafted a story about family that is at once poignant and wryly humorous with unforgettable characters and an even more memorable message.
In his second novel, Bob Seay has crafted a story about a family that is at once poignant and wryly humorous with unforgettable characters and several memorable concepts concerning family relationships, dealing with a parent suffering dementia/Alzheimer’s, love, and the simple things in life that mean so much. Seay’s writing style is comfortable, witty, and fitting for his characters, all of whom are believable, likable, and/or as empathetic as any I’ve met in fiction. Dad and Jacob are especially well defined and carry the main storyline. Not to be marginalized, however, are the supporting characters that fill their roles perfectly, especially Jacob’s brother, sister, and spouses that include Jacob’s estranged wife, Brooke, and, last but not least, the exceptional “Beast.”
From the Five-star review from Jon Michael Miller of Readers’ Favorite:
About the Author
Bob Seay lives in Colorado. By day, he teaches high school band, choir, and guitar classes. By night, he writes blog posts and rails against the universe on social media. He is currently working on his next novel.