"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." - Oscar Wilde
Sorry, not for me.
I really wanted to like this. Two lonely men with their own crosses to bear, finding each other unexpectedly, and needing each other desperately? It's heartwarming. Except for the part where MY heart wasn't touched. What it came down to was probably my inability to connect with Philipp. He's 42 and completely lost. I should have felt for him, but I couldn't really grasp him. His story is heartbreaking, no doubt about it, and maybe I would have felt more for him if I didn't constantly picture a young boy. But then the story wouldn't have worked at all, because there were two older men putting their lifes back together, or at least trying to. So, no, no May-September.
All in all, it wasn't a bad story, maybe a little over the top at times , trying a little too hard here and there, but overall the writing was solid. Like I said, it just didn't click for me and the shortness didn't exactly help. So, I'm sorry to give it only two stars, but my personal reading experience just didn't warrant anything else.