JoeyPinkney.com Book Review
“You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down”
3 out of 5 stars
“You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down”, by Environmental Writer Sally Hunter, follows the life of Australian Geoff Sykes from his rural upbringing through his active adult life and ultimately to the after-effects of Parkinson’s Disease and the use of Deep Brain Stimulation to stem the effects this disease and the medications.
The book weaves back and forth between the explanation of everything Parkinson’s and Geoff’s everyday life, as told by Geoff, his second-wife Jenny and his close childhood friend Danny. The book also explains “Deep Brain Stimulation” – an experimental procedure used to help people suffering with Parkinson’s disease. On an interesting note to non-Aussies, the portions of this book describing Geoff’s personal experience is written in an Australian vernacular, as explained in the introduction.
It is through these stories that you get a better understanding of what may have caused the onset of Parkinson’s in Geoff. I was not aware of the ins and outs of this disease and the harsh side-effects associated with the medicines in various dosages. Reading “You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down” really opened my eyes life in Australia and life with Parkinson’s Disease. Continue reading Book Review – You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down by Sally Hunter