That’s the flummoxed state of Edward Stanton, a 42-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome. His job, his therapist, and his best friends are all gone. Even his nightly ritual of watching Dragnet reruns has short-circuited.
But a call from his friend Donna in Idaho, telling him that her son Kyle is in trouble, launches Edward from his rigidly scheduled existence in Billings, Montana, to the open road. He and Kyle, a sweet little boy turned sullen adolescent, debate football, music, and bodily functions (“Why do you pee so much?” Kyle asks). All the while, inspired by dreams of the past, Edward tries to make peace with his life - and when he meets an eccentric motel owner, perhaps open it to love.
©2013 Craig Lancaster (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Ah..Edward. I was so glad to revisit Edward to see how much he had grown and changed (and not!) and how he was able to cope with his "shitburger" of a year!
If you like 600 Hours of Edward, you will love getting back into Edward's head again.
I liked the continuation of Edward's life as described in this book. His relationships with others are more meaningful and he has learned mindfulness. I cannot help but like Edward, quirks and all, because he has such a good heart. He is working so hard on himself and is so honest about his emotions and feelings. His insights reveal valuable life lessons. A very pleasant read, indeed.
It took me awhile to get past the character's first idiosyncrasies that introduced the reader to the condition. After that, I found it an enjoyable book and I liked the story.
Edward is a 40+ year-old with Asperger's. He is high functioning, and has high self esteem. The compulsive traits of his Asperger's comes through and it's hilarious. I couldn't stop laughing. There's a coming of age story within the story. Not sentimental. Great Book.
I am waiting patiently for the best book on earth!!
Still had the same favor as the first book!
I think I still liked the first book better, but this one was a close second. Seemed like it ended kind of fast. Still very enjoyable!
The format of this sequel continues to be in a daily journal style with Edwards' experiences mainly shared in a review of daily activity. Which sometimes had me wondering why I enjoyed this so much. It would seem like it would be boring . . . but it definitely isn't and had me laughing out loud at times.
Edward's evolution is much more pronounced in this book and his own behavior and understanding of other peoples' behavior show that he is perhaps more evolved than "normal" people who aren't going through life with a developmental disability.
The narrator is truly awesome. To go from voicing Edward's reasonable and mature voice to the petulant, sullen voice of teenager Kyle was interesting to hear.
Well, another road trip story, but it fit with the character's growth. The end wrapped up kind of quickly, but overall the book was a pleasant listen that made a person think about behavior and how people treat each other. And, it was a humorous look at ourselves.
No, I just didn't get this book. I thought it would be like Against Medical Advice (Patterson/Friedman) which was a true story and fascinating. But this was just plain repetitive and, for me, could not hold my interest.
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