The Absurd Secret Diary Of An Unborn Baby
Friday 17th October. Morning. D-Day!
Bad omen in the sky! A good omen would be hard rain, lightning
even better! However, the sky is clear, and unfortunately for me,
that is our cue to step into the plane.
Bags are carefully packed, tightly secured, and I hope, fully
tested, but instead of dreaming of flying to distant Greek islands,
the ‘bags’ are tightly strapped to our mother’s backs.Skydiving! More
An unborn baby can't choose its mother, but this one really has drawn the short straw!
This book is presented as a daily secret diary of an unborn. Our hero is the product of a drunken holiday fling between his mother and a intoxicated Scottish tourist. Unfortunately,his mother Sally Summers, has no intention on quitting her alcohol intake.
Meanwhile, at eight weeks, and despite a body size of less than an inch and a half, this little person would experience first love.
Dara Doo is the unborn daughter of one of Sally's friends, and serves as his love interest for the next 30 weeks or so.
He must experience poisonous Australian snakes,plane hi-jacking,skydiving,
While most expectant moms are improving their diet, beginning maternity vitamins and perhaps starting a fitness programme of light exercise, our hero's mom is consuming equal parts vodka, gin, and tobacco. Her routine of dangerous driving, partying, clubbing, and believe it or not, skydiving, is not altered. Along with the effects of his mother's dangerous addicted lifestyle, our hero must also deal with devious New Kid setting his sights on Dara's affection.
"Dara says I'm becoming more handsome as the weeks pass. Think she could be right!"
"Mother forgot to buy the frisky fried, chicken crisps I like...What do I get? Vodka on the rocks via the umbilical!"
Review-It is well written and original. Bending's wit adds an intriguing element of dark humour to a serious topic. I read on wondering how this little person would ever survive to full term.
I recommend The Absurd Secret Diary Of An Unborn Baby to those looking for something different in their next read.
By William R. Potter for Reader's Choice Book Reviews