Thursday, February 22, 2018

Review: In Every Moment We Are Still Alive by Tom Malmquist

In Every Moment We Are Still Alive
by tom Malmquist

Publisher: Melville House
Pages: 288
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  When Tom’s heavily pregnant girlfriend Karin is rushed to the hospital, doctors are able to save the baby. But they are helpless to save Karin from what turns out to be acute Leukemia. And in a cruel, fleeting moment Tom gains a daughter but loses his soul-mate. In Every Moment We Are Alive is the story of the year that changes everything, as Tom must reconcile the fury and pain of loss with the overwhelming responsibility of raising his daughter, Livia, alone.

Kritters Thoughts:  Tom's very pregnant girlfriend Karin takes a quick turn for the worse and they end up in the hospital.  Tom must make medical decisions for both his dying girlfriend and his premature baby girl and live with the outcomes as they come.

This book has an editorial thing that drives me batty!  It has no punctuation when it comes to dialogue and for me that makes it harder to read and overall a frustrating experience.  I wish that there was a standard that all books had to have to allow for all people to have an easy reading experience.

Maybe because this book is set in Stockholm and I am not familiar with the culture there, but on almost every page I wanted to smack Tom.  For being a husband going through an extremely difficult situation he was so rude and offputting to all the medical staff.  I just couldn't handle his attitude towards all of the nurses and doctors, I wanted him to get his stuff together and act better.

All in all I just couldn't get around this book.  The premise was right up my alley, but between the lack of punctuation and Tom as a character, I just couldn't.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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