In the first bit, he slowly reacquainted me with Edward and how he thinks and where he is now in his life than the Another great Edward installment for me. In the first bit, he slowly reacquainted me with Edward and how he thinks and where he is now in his life than the story took off and did not let off until the end. May 25, Maya rated it really liked it Shelves: contemporary , favorite-characters , autism-asperger. This review refers to both hours of Edward and Edward adrift.
They are both superb. Hundreds of reviews are already posted so all I have to say is — Edward, you rock, man! You are not stupid, you are smart and you are very, very funny. Oh, and you are f cking loaded, man, so go do, the world is your oyster! Feb 19, Jessica Tropp rated it really liked it. Such a lovely sweet and funny book. Anybody with any degree of neediness or geekiness will find something of themselves in Edward. I don't have anything to say except that I love Edward and will miss this character enormously. It was still funny but kind of boring for me.
The first book rocks though. Mar 31, Fishgirl rated it it was amazing. When did I start this, last night? I think it was last night. I really tried to do a bit around the house this morning. I'd walk past my chair and say out loud, "Just one chapter I took the book with me to grocery shop Pam,Pam, Pam and stopped to have a latte and a muffin which I would not usually do because well, I just tend to not usually do that sort of thing.
I was reading while eating the muffin and so intent on the novel I was just kind of shoving the muffin towards w When did I start this, last night? I was reading while eating the muffin and so intent on the novel I was just kind of shoving the muffin towards what was I was sure was my mouth.
I really would not like to have watched myself eating that muffin. So, you're reading this review, huh? I guess. If you're at this point, you're reading it. When my husband started " Hours with Edward" he looked over at me about a third of the way through and said, "Is Edward real? Endearing tone. I mean, he knew that. He was just kind of wishing. Many second books are not that good, in my opinion. That's all we have here, my opinion. Many people could disagree. What a delight. Oh, what a delight. Edward, you do not disappoint.
I wish I could really articulate what makes me and probably a lot of readers love Edward. If I had to pick one thing it would be this - his candour. Canadian spelling, ha. You know, some books just tickle your brain. Take that back. Some books feed your brain, some books are like oxygen to an air-starved brain. I can only tell you how I feel. The other thing that struck me is the impact books have on my everyday walking along. Remember the zombie apocalypse phase? Well, I'd look at all kinds of things and think, "Useful after the zombies arrive, not useful.
Stock up on that. Maybe unsubscribe to cable I am actually going to cook supper. Excellent sequel! This sequel again charts his life, now as his routines are catching up with him - a diet of spaghetti and ice cream is threatening diabetes, he's lost his job, his mother and friends have moved away.
And his Dragnet videos have broken. A problem with young Kyle has Donna asking him to come visit across the country, setting the scene for a road trip of Edward Excellent sequel! A problem with young Kyle has Donna asking him to come visit across the country, setting the scene for a road trip of Edward proportions meaning he'll measure every gallon of petrol he uses , and he even gets himself an iPhone for his travels.
All change for Edward as he moves far outside him comfort zone, but an amazing chance for us to see how his familiar eccentricities play out in a new context. He again narrates through his log updates, and again his own way of seeing the world brightened my day, I just couldn't stop listening Kindle audio narration. Life keeps throwing new challenges at Edward - he has to handle a pre-teen, very angry Kyle, come to grips with being away from his home and usual routines, and there's even a rather friendly motel owner to learn to converse with.
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I loved the few chances we got to see Edward's updates narrated by other people for reasons I won't explain , very funny. It's a great story, lovely to see what happens to a character after the events of their life stopped at the end of one book, and this definitively shows development in Edward right up to the closing pages. Please please please someone make these into films!!
I really want to see Edward transferred to the screen, his wonderful persona and repeated phrases so adorable and unique they need sharing with everyone. I'm going to move quickly on to the third book soon, I want to see what Lancaster has in store for Mr Stanton next. A definite recommendation, you'll likely fall quickly in love with this character and his story. Must be read after ' Hours of Edward'. Aug 25, Kandi rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorite-books , borrowed-from-amazon-prime.
This was the sequel to " Hours of Edward" which I read previously - and loved! This second book, "Edward Adrift" didn't disappoint me, either and I wish the author was planning more books about Edward - he deserves a series! Edward is a 42 yr. He narrates the book and life from his perspective by keeping logs and jotting down his thoughts on topics that interest him. He calls it his "data". As he says continually "I prefer facts".
The writing style is very similar to Bridget Jones Diary which I loved! Edward's literal insights into everyday life really opened my mind to understanding this condition - it thrusts the reader into an autistic mind's take on things that people say as well as how some of the daily hurdles in life affect them.
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You are continuously reminded that Edward is not un-intelligent exactly the opposite! I loved the book because the author also illustrates how well counseling can work in some cases to allow a person affected by autism to live independently. The issues that Edward faces in this book deal with his parents, friends, unemployment and even a romantic relationship.
I gave this review 5 stars mainly because of the enjoyment level I had while reading these books - so much so that I never wanted them to end. I will always wonder how Edward's life is going in the future - I consider him a "friend" now! Thank you so much Mr. Lancaster - I am truly a fan!! Mar 07, Jenny - Book Sojourner rated it it was amazing Shelves: own-physical-copy , favorites , read-in In this superbly written sequel to Hours of Edward, Craig Lancaster has once again captured my heart following another humorous, touching, and endearing journey with Edward Stanton.
He's lost his job, his best friends have moved away, his health has declined, his therapist has retired, and he's out of his routine. Now he has embarked on a road trip to see Kyle who is In this superbly written sequel to Hours of Edward, Craig Lancaster has once again captured my heart following another humorous, touching, and endearing journey with Edward Stanton.
Now he has embarked on a road trip to see Kyle who is in trouble, and this journey ends up holding not only answers for Kyle, but Edward as well. What I love about this book and Edward's journey is that once again Craig Lancaster has captured all the humanity of Edward. Despite the many challenges Edward must face, he continues to be the unique, kind-hearted, honest, and genuine guy I loved in the first book. Yet here, he grows beyond who he was, yet still remains true to himself.
We experience so much along with Edward: his tears and trepidation, his courage and compassion, his honesty and honor, his love and laughter. I cannot say enough good things about Edward Stanton. And once again we have a lovely cast of secondary characters, each with their own unique relationship with Edward, who added so much to the journey.
Bottomline: Edward Adrift is an absolute gem of a book, and the perfect follow-up to Hours of Edward. Once again, Craig Lancaster has captured the endearing and unique spirit of Edward Stanton and taken us on a journey of self-discovery and shared humanity. I laughed, I cried, and I rooted for Edward. I highly recommend this sequel. Original review at Reading in Progress I read Hours of Edward last year and fell a little bit in love with Edward and was itching to know more about his life. I was lucky enough to get this next installment from NetGalley pre-publication. The long and short of it is that I still love Edward.
This book follows him as he embarks on some new adventures following a number of events that wreck his routine and really pull the carpet out from under his feet. We meet some familiar characters as he goes Original review at Reading in Progress I read Hours of Edward last year and fell a little bit in love with Edward and was itching to know more about his life. We meet some familiar characters as he goes to visit Donna and Kyle at their new house and tries to help Donna get to the bottom of Kyle's uncharacteristic behaviour.
We meet a lot of new characters along the way, and also get to see Edward flourish in new situations and with new people. He continues to grow in character from the first book and it was a pleasure to read. I think that you would definitely have to read the first book before reading this one as there are a lot of references to the first time we met him, but hey, this one hasn't been published yet, so plenty of time to read Hours of Edward first!
I hope that we get to see more of Edward very soon! I very much enjoyed the prequel to this book - Hours of Edward.
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I thought the author did a very good job with the voice of Edward, a very difficult character to bring to life in a believable way, without making him a caricature or a source of uncomfortable humor. In Edward Adrift he continues to tell a story about a person you have no problem believing is real. But in some ways the title is very accurate. Not only is Edward the character adrift in this book, the plot seems adrift as well. Th I very much enjoyed the prequel to this book - Hours of Edward.
There was too much time spent with Edward wandering aimlessly in his car. However, parts of this book shone. Even though I was never too sure why he lost his job, his dedication to it long after it was no longer his, his need to contribute to the world, and his need for human connection was poignant. And all the ways the changes in his world suddenly turned upside down and left him longing for the familiarity of his old,yet admittedly narrow life, was very relate-able. I took from the book the idea that all of us, no matter how old, how set in our ways or disabled, has the ability to grow, change and see the positives in life.
Aug 11, Kath Middleton rated it it was amazing. Edward Stanton, first encountered in Hours of Edward, has Asperger's Syndrome and copes with his life by strict adherence to a routine. Then, three years after the death of his father, with whom he had a difficult relationship, his world becomes fractured.
He's adrift. He's made redundant from his job and his best friends have moved miles away. After a frantic phone call from his friend Donna, he decides to go away to stay with her family for a few days. At this point, his world goes even Edward Stanton, first encountered in Hours of Edward, has Asperger's Syndrome and copes with his life by strict adherence to a routine.
At this point, his world goes even further awry. I loved the character of Edward in the first book of this series. He is intelligent, serious, literal and yet simple and vulnerable. So what can pull Edward out of his funk and stop him feeling so adrift? Going to stay with Donna and Kyle in Idaho- and a road trip might make him feel better, perhaps…? Without giving away any spoilers, I really loved this book. It explores not only the problems faced by sufferers of Aspergers and OCD, but also how people around them treat them.
Edward is much misunderstood as an individual, particularly as just from looking at him, his developmental struggles cannot be perceived. He has some potentially destructive compulsions and these were handled remarkably well throughout the story. This book is so funny in places too, though not in a cruel way and it actually gives a really good insight into the minds of people who suffer from both Aspergers and OCD.
Edward Adrift is poignant and perhaps a bit darker than I had anticipated. Aspects surrounding Kyle and Donna in their new home in Idaho added a lot of weight to the plot and it was fascinating reading about Edward and his reactions to a new, more grown-up Kyle who is having problems of his own, and how they reconnected with one another once more.
Though this made up a great chunk of the storyline though, I would have perhaps liked to see a bit of a clearer resolution with it at the end, it felt a little bit glossed over. Though I enjoyed this book greatly, I personally found the first one to be slightly more enjoyable. Such a gentle read. As someone with an OCD person in the family, I appreciated the kind look into the disorder, wrapped up in a cute fictional story. I loved it! And the narrator was perfect.
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Highly recommended. Unless you are a reader who demands "Bang Bang Shoot 'em up" to hold your attention, you will like this book. 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. A wonderful sequel to Hours of Edward. We meet Edward several years after the end of the first story.
It is not a good year for Edward. He has been laid off from his job. His therapist has retired and his friends cross the street have moved away. For a man who needs structure, his base is crumbling. After hearing that a friend is in trouble Edward decides to help and embarks on a journey outside his familiar comfort zone.
Way outside!! He begins a journey out of Billings, out of Montana and way out of his self imposed boundaries. It was heartwarming to see stretch his boundaries and learn how to live! If you read Hours of Edward] you must read Edward Adrift. I enjoyed this story. It was a good second book about Edward. He has learned how to cope with life and make friends.
Worth a listen. Any additional comments? I never take the time to rate my audiobook purchases but this is the best book. I loved it. This is a really enjoyable follow up to ' Hours of Edward'. Edward's journey continues and he takes us along for a great ride. If you enjoyed the first book then I am sure that you will enjoy this sequel. My only complaint is that the ending felt a bit rushed - but I was really happy to have spent my time with Edward.
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