On the plus side, the author is a very talented writer and this book is very entertaining and easy-to-read. The problem, however, is that the author makes it clear right from the outset that he is totally against the idea of retirement villages finding them 'unnatural' even though, as someone in his thirties with small children, he is far from being in the demographic that these communities are aimed at.
His constant negative attitude towards the entire concept of the communities gets tiresome after a while and I found the book to be very opinionated and negative. Time after time, the residents who he meets in the communities tell him that they are having the time of their lives, yet the author refuses to be swayed by any point of view other than his own. He would make an excellent politician. for sure.
There are not many other books written on the subject and there is a lot of useful, well-researched information contained in the book. So, if you can get over the highly one-sided agenda that the writer has, it is definitely worth a read.