I'm sure it will be good Trisha. The book The carer I read last week, also fiction, but pointed out so many things about the way families behave towards each other. While I was reading I could see OHs siblings in it, which has made me take a step back and re-evaluate my own feelings towards them.
Now you mention it Linda, I must confess, there are those kind of areas in all my rooms too, maybe not always very useful though
My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.
We have a 'religious' room. It is actually my office/craft room, which is normally very neat and organised, but things do tend to accumulate there, like OH's correspondence as he can rarely be bothered to file it away! So when you open the door you go - oh my God what a mess! ;-)
Mess is not altogether a bad thing. I used to have two work desks, and when post or work arrived, I would review it and throw it onto the important desk, or the less important desk in an untidy fashion.
You see I hated untidy desks, so to clear them, I had to deal with them, and that kept me up to date.
Watching a programme recently, some people were being shown around a possible new home, the utility room did look a little untidy, and the camera quickly showed a small glimpse, and was referred to by the presenter as 'the glory hole' very apt I thought.