Did you ever consider the implications of what you blog about? Perhaps you should! Robert McGillicuddy has his hands full caring for an elderly father, pregnant daughter, teenage granddaughter and BP, his affectionate dog. In the moments he isn’t trying to juggle all his obligations, he writes a blog with a steadily growing readership. He is blissfully unaware that it’s been flagged by the government as subversive. Life is about to change drastically for the McGillicuddy family.
I enjoyed reading about the ordinary lives of the characters and Robert’s blog posts in We Won’t Forget You… Mr. McGillicuddy by Ira L. White. Robert’s father’s daily struggles were so typical of many elderly today. His daughter’s efforts to provide for her children and the failure of the system for those who most need it also have a strong basis in reality. It’s no wonder Robert becomes vocal about the government’s shortcomings in his blog posts.
I least liked that the book ended. I’m hoping there is a sequel in the works. How do Robert and his family manage? They aren’t in the least prepared for the situation they find themselves in. They certainly aren’t Preppers. What will they do? Perhaps they should come to La Yacata!
We Won’t Forget You… Mr. McGillicuddy by Ira L. White will be an enjoyable read for most everyone because of its commentary on everyday struggles in the land of the free and the brave. It might even inspire its readers to create their own Prepper communities in preparation for possible societal disaster in the near future. However, those that prefer to keep their heads in the sand about current events won’t enjoy this book.
I think there needs to be a bit more development in some of the main characters. Gil and Robert have fully fleshed out characters down to the minutest detail but Ruby and Sapphire seem very one-dimensional. I would also like to see more of Robert’s blog posts. Maybe some of the aside chapters, those sections that had nothing to do with the McGillicuddy family, could be presented as blog posts. And, of course, I want to know what happens next!