I was sent this book to review quite some time ago and to be honest it took me a pretty long time to read it. Not because I didn’t like it, or it wasn’t interesting, but it just wasn’t particularly grabbing so it didn’t make me long to get back to it. That and I was pretty busy and I went through a period of just not reading very much at all.
Ben Adams writes in a nice comfortable style and it definitely makes easy reading. The book is about a man Dave whose wife has left him and he wants her back, plus his mum dies – only for him to find out she wasn’t his biological mum. It’s a very “real life” story, but not in a gritty way just an “every day” way. Dave is a normal bloke who likes to hang out with his mates at the pub, play in his band and go to work. The book tracks Dave’s life over the span of a few months, through the every day pickles he gets himself into and also through the voyage of discovery that is his true parenthood.
While it isn’t a bad book (in fact I quite enjoyed it), there isn’t an awful lot to say about it either. It’s not a chicklit by any means, but its not an adventure, or thriller or crime or whatever. It’s just sort of a fiction life story. That said, Ben Adams made for a pretty good read and if he did anything else I would definitely be tempted to read it.