©2006 David Gerrold;(P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"The heart-searing moments are many but never overwritten, thanks to Gerrold's bright, efficient exposition." (Booklist)
I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
This is a nice modern fiction novelette which was clearly written by a science fiction author with very good narration but falls far short of greatness. The narration seemed more powerful than the writing itself. There are few well developed characters and very little in the way of plot and very few surprises. This would have been a really excellent short story but in the novelette form has way too much filler. Adoption of a special needs child is a very intense challenge but this is not too surprising and this is definitely not a how-to book. This novel did not annoy me at all but it did not have that transformative effect on me I look for in great fiction. Although this has some very good points, I can’t think of anyone to whom I would feel compelled to recommend this book.
Yes and I did. I give it as a gift and my friend love it too.
The good humor, the unconditional love, hard to say, I liked everything.
I cried when somewhere, the dog, died.
Laugh and cry many times.
I liked this listening so much, that I listened to it again and after one book and another I listening to it in between. This listening gives me motivation and keep my humor up.
After watching the movie which I loved I wanted to give the book a try. As soon as I downloaded it and started to listen to it, I fell in love with the book even more then I did the movie.
The love of the father to the adoptive boy.
Try to have that kind of relationship between father and son.
Overall a good, well narrated story, if at times a bit self-indulgent, but then again, that's part of the honest portrayal of the narrator of self. A good listen of a worthy journey. Recommended.
I was disappointed by this audio book. I've never heard such a boring reading. It was delivered in a monotone. The book itself needed more editorial pruning. It had many long segments of self-glorification by the author. It stated that it was a novel, but based on a true story. It shuld have simply been written as a memoir. it would have been easier to take. The subject of adoption of a school-age child is one that could be of interest to many, but not the way this one was told.
A great look into a single father's adoption of a school age boy. His unnessary doubts about being a good father.
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