Edward Adrift

Edward Adrift It s been a year of upheaval for Edward Stanton a forty two year old with Asperger s syndrome He s lost his job His trusted therapist has retired His best friends have moved away And even his nightly

  • Title: Edward Adrift
  • Author: Craig Lancaster
  • ISBN: 9781611099058
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s been a year of upheaval for Edward Stanton, a forty two year old with Asperger s syndrome He s lost his job His trusted therapist has retired His best friends have moved away And even his nightly ritual of watching Dragnet reruns has been disrupted All of this change has left Edward, who lives his life on a rigid schedule, completely flummoxed.But when his friendIt s been a year of upheaval for Edward Stanton, a forty two year old with Asperger s syndrome He s lost his job His trusted therapist has retired His best friends have moved away And even his nightly ritual of watching Dragnet reruns has been disrupted All of this change has left Edward, who lives his life on a rigid schedule, completely flummoxed.But when his friend Donna calls with news that her son Kyle is in trouble, Edward leaves his comfort zone in Billings, Montana, and drives to visit them in Boise, where he discovers Kyle has morphed from a sweet kid into a sullen adolescent Inspired by dreams of the past, Edward goes against his routine and decides to drive to a small town in Colorado where he once spent a summer with his father bringing Kyle along as his road trip companion The two argue about football and music along the way, and amid their misadventures, they meet an eccentric motel owner who just might be the love of Edward s sheltered life if only he can let her.The highly anticipated follow up to Craig Lancaster s first novel, 600 Hours of Edward.

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    1. I can state rather emphatically that this book does not suck elephant balls. In fact, you may have to hold your tallywhacker in place as you bend over at the waist from laughing so hard. Edward, my man, you are more than just pretty funny sometimes. I’d say you’re funny all of the time, even when you’re not trying to be.I’d even go so far to say that I have what might be construed as a bromance with Edward Stanton. I don’t know if I’d call him my hero, but he’s a damn fine characte [...]

    2. W O N D E R F U LA 5 star rating after a looong time. I liked very much the first book, but I loved this. If Edward was a real person, at first sight you wouldn't notice something special about him. If you would talk to him and get to know him better you would find how extraordinary he really is. In the first book, we see Edward in his comfort zone, trying to make the best out of his life, making friends and trying to get a job. He was very strict in everything he did and very rigorous ( I love [...]

    3. Log book:Completed reading book Friday, 2/6 at 9:36pm.This is the first time I've completed a book at 9:36pm. I am logging this review using my bitchin' iPhone; which, coincidentally (I like the word coincidentally) is the same device I used to listen to the book on Audible. Highlights: Edwards use of his pet curse words, his explanations of his thoughts and actions, his desire for empirical evidence, and, of course, his log book. Lowlights: NoneRecommendation: read this book immediately! You wi [...]

    4. Last book of 2015, ending on a semi-good note :) 3.5 starsI enjoyed being back in Edward's world and finding out what's been happening and how he's been coping and for the most part I did enjoy it. There were a few things that kept me from enjoying this as much as the first one though:The cursing: at first it was kind of funny to hear Edward curse but it started to grate on me after awhile. I just wanted to pull him aside and politely (or not so) ask him to cut it out. The romance: I may be in t [...]

    5. It's official! I'm in love with Edward! (No, not Cullen)Edward Stanton! What an endearing, lovable and wise character Craig Lancaster has created. In this follow up to '600 Hours of Edward' all is not well for our Edward. Edward is 'adrift' in many aspects of is lifemisplaced, confused, searching for focus and direction while trying to come to the aid of his close friends. We take a road trip with Edward as he attempts to come to terms with his past, especially his relationship with his father, [...]

    6. For all of us who came to know, and love, Edward Stanton in "600 Hours of Edward" it is great to get reaquainted with him again. However, it is fair to say that Edward's life is not in great shape when we meet him again - Dr Buckley, his long term therapist, has retired, he has lost his job, been diagnosed with diabetes and even his "Dragnet" tapes are broken. Plus, he is missing neighbour Donna, who has remarried and moved away. Then, Donna contacts him to say that her son Kyle is troubled and [...]

    7. A few things I need to keep in mind: 1. Remember the medicine and take it every day. 2. Remember to take a walk every day and to keep a log for Dr. Rex Helton. I haven’t started this yet, and I need to. 3. Keep the car at 65 miles per hour at all times on the interstate. Others may drive faster. At 65, I will get excellent fuel efficiency at a legal speed, thus better ensuring that my fuel usage estimates have a high degree of accuracy.4. Be on the lookout for interesting things on the drive. [...]

    8. This is the sequel to 600 Hours of Edward. In this book Edward loses all of his anchors and routines that are so important to his feeling of safety and stability. Again, Edward is one of my all time favorite characters. The voice of Edward in both books is unique, wonderful, quirky, and unforgettable. In book two, Edward is forced to grow and develop "out of his comfort zone", and although I'm not convinced someone with Aspergers could change this much, I don't care. It's a great story.

    9. Once again Luke Daniels narration in this book was awesome! He made all the characters come alive for me. Like in the first book 600 Hours of Edward, the repetition of data got boring but the narration made this less sufferable especially during the times Edward was upset/cussed, and when Edward was hospitalized then Sheila temporarily took this task over. I enjoyed reading about Edward's new experiences and feelings where Sheila was concerned. I wish her disability was discussed more and an exp [...]

    10. I first fell in love with Edwards character in 600 Hours of Edward, so had been dying to read Edward Adrift which we catch up with Edward again.To truly get to know and understand Edward I would certainly recommend reading 600 Hours of Edward before reading Edward Adrift.Edward Adrift certainly sees some big changes for Edward.I was especially happy to catch up with Donna and her son Kyle. Unfortunately their move for a fresh start does not go quite as well as Donna had hoped. Kyle seems to be s [...]

    11. Technically Monday,September 16,2013.Officially was Thursday ,June 06 2013 when I finished the book, and since, I feel adrift.As Dr Buckley would say - The author has done remarkable(i love this word) work of fiction ,writing Edward's story.Edward's interior monologue kind of implies the awareness that writing cannot imitate the way we really think, yet it uses the associations that come to the narrator's mind to make the texture of the narrative immensely satisfying ,touching and real.When it c [...]

    12. Second book about Edward, a 42 y o with Asperger's, and his life after losing his job and going on a road trip to see his old neighbors. The book is very well done and compells the reader to care about the main character deeply while learning to understand how he thinks.Read through Kindle/audible Whispersync/immersion reading. Great narration in Audible book by Luke Daniels.Eta - I had purchased both Edward books by Craig Lancaster along with Audible versions. Just found them in Kindle Unlimite [...]

    13. Another great Edward installment for me. Edward is not longer anchored by the things that tethered his life. He has a choice continue swimming or drown. As always I root for him.I read this in three days. The first two days I read up to 25% and then the rest on the third day and yes it was a Friday and I worked on that days as well. My reading progress reflects Lancaster's writing. In the first bit, he slowly reacquainted me with Edward and how he thinks and where he is now in his life than the [...]

    14. 4.5 stars.This review refers to both 600 hours of Edward and Edward adrift. I can’t say if one is better than the other. 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!

    15. Such a lovely sweet and funny book. Anybody with any degree of neediness or geekiness will find something of themselves in Edward.

    16. 2.5 STARSI think the author shouldn't have continued to write this book. It was still funny but kind of boring for me. The first book rocks though.

    17. Excellent sequel! I loved getting lost in Edward's world againI am a huge fan of Don in 'The Rosie Project', and Edward is a lot like him. 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 [...]

    18. I liked Edward Adrift, but I think that I would have enjoyed this book more if I had read it and skimmed when things got repetitive, rather than listen to it. If someone liked the first book, they’ll probably like this one. I did, but, I think it lacked some of the charm of the first. 600 Hours was a sweet book. The language in Edward Adrift is a bit vulgar; though not offensive in context, it isn’t endearing. Kyle is a jerk for about half the book, and that changes the tone, too.(view spoil [...]

    19. In this superbly written sequel to 600 Hours of Edward, Craig Lancaster has once again captured my heart following another humorous, touching, and endearing journey with Edward Stanton. It's three years since 600 Hours of Edward, and Edward, our hero with Asperger's syndrome and OCD, is not having a good year. 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 [...]

    20. This was the sequel to "600 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. old man with a form of autism. 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". He has obsessive/compulsive issues as well as a lack of understanding e [...]

    21. Original review at Reading in ProgressI read 600 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 [...]

    22. Edward Stanton, first encountered in 600Hours 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 600 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 [...]

    23. I will write a review when I am finished but as I am about half way through now I will say this " bitchin". Now that I am done I will leave the "bitchin" comment and add this. To quote Edward, it has been one ‘shit-burger’ of a year for him. A year of loss and transition filled with unwanted and unexpected journeys. To Craig Lancaster’s credit everything that happens is in keeping with Edward’s character and yet everything that happens is a surprise. If you are offended by the odd four-l [...]

    24. I TRULY LOVED THE FIRST BOOK "600 HOURS OF EDWARD", SECOND BOOK WAS JUST, IF NOT SO MUCH MORE THAN THE FIRST. EDWARD IS WRITTEN SO BELIVEABLE, I FEEL LIKE I KNOW HIM AND HE IS SO VERY LOVABLE. WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO HIM, I WANT TO PROTECT HIM FROM THE ALL THE HORRIBLE PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD. WHAT I LOVED IS THE AUTHOR SHOWED EDWARDS JOURNEY TO INDEPENDENCE. IT WAS SO WONDERFUL TO TRAVEL WITH HIM IN BOTH BOOKS, CRY FOR HIM, ROOT FOR HIM AND PRAY FOR HIM TO HAVE AS SMOOTH A JOURNEY AS POSSIBLE IN [...]

    25. This book basically continues from were the book (600 hours of Edward) left off. I thought this book set a positive light on people with Asperger Syndrome, And as Edward liked to say in this story, " I'm not stupid, I'm mentally disabled " Edward grew a lot in this book, he faced challenges that most of us couldn't handle on a daily basis. Edward is someone who can be a good friend, he is a great listener and has lots of patience especially for his good friend Kyle This story line would be even [...]

    26. I'm so happy. I got my HEA. I want a third book to see how Edward and Sheila's life is together. I liked this book a bit more than the first. We still got Edward's OCD tendencies but they didn't get on my nerves as much this time.Kyle got on my nerves but I enjoyed his road trip with Edward. I also love Sheila. I'm so glad we got a bit of romance in this story. I like how Edward has grown and how far he's come. I really like Edward. There were some laugh out loud moments in this book as well. I [...]

    27. Some sequels shouldn't be written. Not that this is bad, because it isn't. However, it lacks whatever it was that made the first book so engaging. Edward Adrift is canned and predictable, made up of lots of feel good bits. Edward in this book takes things in stride without getting upset, succeeds at every challenge life throws his way, has internalized each and everything his therapist taught him. In short, he reads like an amazingly laid back but quirky neurotypical guy who just has a few issue [...]

    28. I absolutely did not want this book to end! This sequel to "600 Hours of Edward" is equally funny, touching, and uplifting. The author's wonderful talent for letting us glimpse the interior monologue that runs through Edward's head is amazing. Edward (together with his bitchin' iPhone) has become one of my all-time favorite characters!

    29. Am writing this review on my bitchin' iPhone and the best thing I can say is that when I got to the last page my mouth puckered up like a chickens asshole, as I didn't want it to end!!!The follow up to 600 hours of Edward and it was every bit as enjoyable as 600 hours. If the author doesn't do another then he's a shitburger!!!

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