NetGalley Review - Carrying Albert Home

Carrying Albert Home - Homer Hickam

Carrying Albert Home is an endearing tale of love, hopes and dreams, desire for adventure, and challenges along the way.

It is funny, quirky, slightly unbelievable yet at the same time surprisingly convincing, and not forgetting, it also has a cute pet alligator called Albert, and a random rooster whose presence on the journey is not entirely understood. What's not to love about this book?

If you enjoyed the film Big Fish, like I did, then this is a must read. I watched it many years ago, but this book really reminded me of Big Fish. This story made me laugh and also made me cry real tears.

When I saw that a friend was reading Carrying Albert Home, I was very intrigued. I was so sure I wouldn’t be able to find anything cute about an alligator, but I was wrong. In fact, over the last couple of days since finishing this book, I’ve found Albert sneaking into my home. I’ve imagined him on the dog bed, in the bath, his cute smile and happy "yeah, yeah, yeah" sound, and even being taken for a walk with my dogs.

Something about Albert the alligator has touched my heart, and I dare say he will touch many more hearts, as he takes you on his journey home.

I would like to thank the publisher, HarperCollins UK for allowing me a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.