Thank you for the positive comments. During the time before and after my prostatectomy I quite liked reading books written by other cancer patients. The books I particularly liked are:
Blum, R. H. and Scholz, M., Invasion of the prostate snatchers: an essential guide to managing prostate cancer for patients and their families. Other Press, 1st edition 2011. This is mostly about too many prostatectomies having been done in the past, especially in the USA, when active surveillance might have been adequate (but it took some time to recognise this).
Cohen, J. S., Prostate cancer breakthroughs: new tests, new treatments, better options – A step-by-step guide to cutting edge diagnostic tests and 12 medically-proven treatments. Oceansong Publishing, 1st edition 2013. Cohen also emphasizes the benefits of the new MRI modalities.
Thomas, D., They said I had six months to live: surviving prostate cancer – 10 years on. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 1st edition 2016. The key theme in this book is FIGHTING SPIRIT.
Carlson, D., Dear prostate... I thought you were my friend: one man's journey through prostate cancer and beyond. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 1st edition 2016. The key theme here is how important, when you have cancer, is the SENSE OF HUMOR.
In my opinion there is a little imbalance in the prostate cancer published literature: thousands of medical articles and quite a few books by specialists published by mainstream publishers, but only a handful of books written by patients. Of course we need first class specialists and their books, but we also need the patients' voice and shared experience.