Shadow in Tiger Country
- By: Sally-Ann S Price
When she was told that she had an incurable brain tumour and had only one year to live, Louise (“Weeze”) Arthur made an unusual decision: to set up an internet diary. She wrote this until just before she died earlier last year. After she died her husband, Tim, constructed this book, a compilation of the diary and his reflections on Louise's life.
The book's message is “Life is short. Enjoy every second.” However, the mood swings from optimism to despair are recounted. There are many truths in the book, like the feelings created by depression and the “one life in a billion” insignificance that many people could empathise with.
The Arthurs' sentiments have an edge of raw honesty. They rage against the New Age self help mantra that “you can love yourself better,” that cancer is down to bad karma and is something to feel guilty about. They were angry