Lloyd Robson has not only turned out a masterful work, but he has created a completely new genre of writing. In Oh Dad!: A Search For Robert Mitchum, he has taken us on a journey with him in search for not only Robert Mitchum, but the search for his own illusive spirit as well. It is a marvelous vehicle for such a trip and it allows us to join in on that search so that we, his readership, look inside our own selves and confront those demons we have been avoiding. It is at once extraordinarily readable, tremendously entertaining, and thoroughly thought provoking. Five hundred odd pages and I read it in two sittings. It is impossible to put down, and you get at least double your money's worth. This is a journey that you won't soon forget, and you just might find your own father, the spirit of Mitchum of course, and Lloyd Robson. He is the real treasure here: scatalogical, a devilish sense of humor, and a spiritual quality that one doesn't come across very often. Pick this up at once. Do yourself a real favor, you'll find it truly wonderful.