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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Book review: PRIME OF LIFE

I love the title of PRIME OF LIFE by P. D. Bekendam. It says it all.

As you start this book about Ben, a janitor in a retirement home, you realize he has a few issues that haven’t been thoroughly dealt with. He’s a loveable obsessive-compulsive with a penchant for numbers. Even his shirts have to have a prime number of stripes!

The story is delightful. The old people in the home are really funny, and Ben himself is a sweetheart. We find out that Ben has been a surgeon but has quit the medical profession. Ben’s life is further complicated by two beautiful women, both of them making it obvious they’re after him. He’s overwhelmed with several problems. One of which is the threat of the retirement home being sold and his friends being put out of their homes. There’s also an added Christian dimension.

I was fully entertained with PRIME OF LIFE. I actually laughed out loud several times.

The only thing I didn’t appreciate was some crude language used by one of the residents in the home. It isn’t pervasive in the book, only in the middle, but it wasn’t to my taste.

Otherwise, a fun read with a fascinating ending.

(The proceeds from this book are donated to help the blind have surgery to recover their sight. The author is a surgeon.)


  1. I had never heard of this book nor its author. Sounds interesting!

    1. I think it is free for Kindle now. :o) I think you'll laugh, too. Hope you can get it.

  2. Thank you for sharing the link to What a wonderful blog :)

    1. I thought it was awesome, too. Glad to share with you.


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