Originally published at my blog Chasing Empty Pavements
The Good: I can certainly appreciate when an author experiments with a different ways to tell a story. I haven't really seen a book that operates in the way Abbott Awaits does.It's like a mixture of stream of consciousness yet told in third person. It's very crafty. I found Abbott to be funny and enlightening at times, but he also shows exactly what a lot of fathers go through with a young child and another baby on the way.
The Bad: This book came very highly recommended and I was so excited to read it. But...it just didn't quite live up to my expectations. While I thought the storytelling was cool, I just couldn't get into it. I didn't like the short chapters or the way it feel so damn depressing and hypocritical. He loves his life by he hates his life. Well which is it? This book was just not my cup of tea but I would recommend checking it out for the style of writing by Chris Bachelder.
**I received this book free from the publisher through www.netgalley.com. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own