In Every Moment We Are Still Alive

51t-ew3qTUL._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_While I finished Tom Malmquist’s In Every Moment We Are Still Alive, a fictional memoir of his wife dying of cancer at the end of her pregnancy and his life raising his baby on his own afterward, I have to say I didn’t much enjoy it. At the beginning, I thought it was a real memoir, so I was disappointed to discover that it was made up. Secondly, no quotations were used even though the story was full of dialogue. It meant that many paragraphs had to be read multiple times to be understood. To me, that makes a story less than enjoyable. So, overall, this story, which could have been heartwrenching and poignant, fell flat and was rather unpleasant to read.

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