Man and Boy was THANK GOD not what I thought it was.
The deceptive title and cover led me to believe that this was the story of an imaginary relationship between a 55 year old carpenter named, for example Colin Hutchinson, who forms an unlikely attraction to an 18 year old extremely handsome boy named, for example, Alan Twat.
In the book I was imagining Hutchinson pursues Alan and tries to engage him in a homosexual love affair, despite the fact that Alan is not, and never has been, nor likely will ever be, gay.
Apparently Hutchinson's infatuation starts with the Alan Twat character when they first meet - when poor naive Alan is aged 7 - hence why the cover image brought back some memories.
In the book, I thought this might have been, Alan Twat eventually deters the advances of Hutchinson by letting his car tires down - everyday for two months, smashing his windows, setting fire to his wig and planting stolen property in his home, then calling the police, having Hutchinson arrested.
Luckily this book is not that book.
This book is an engrossing story of a Dad trying to bring up his son and not the book I just described.
I would, though, if I was the author, research the events leading to the arrest of Colin Hutchinson and write a book about that also.
A Twat. Book Reviewer.