The Traveller by Garrett Addison

Name: The Traveller
Author: Garrett Addison
Format: kindle edition
Release date: 26 March 2013
Publisher: self published
Pages: 208

Teaser

Sometimes to get the measure of your life you just need a break from being yourself.

A family man struggling in his pursuit of a work/life balance embarks on yet another trip at the whims of his tyrannical bitch of a boss. But on this trip he is a world apart from his usual self. Suddenly confident, capable and unafraid of his manager, reclaiming his life becomes less about corporate advancement and satisfying his ego than outright revenge on his boss. With nothing but success in his wake and seemingly limitless potential at his disposal, being coerced to work with his nemesis in a remote corner of the world provides the opportunity for not just a confrontation, but a final solution to what he sees as the bane of his life. Succeed or fail, either way this trip will be the making of him or the end of him.

Sometimes to get the measure of your life you just need a break from being yourself... because nothing lasts forever.


My thoughts

I kindly received The Traveller in exchange of an honest review by the author.

The first thing which cought my eyes was the great quote on the cover. "Sometimes to get the measure of your life you just need a break from being yourself... because nothing lasts forever" This is a very true statemant. We all need to take a break from time to time and refresh what our priorities are, treasure what you have as nothing last forever and fight for change if you've not happy.  

As I was reading the blurb it sounded interesting and I wanted to give it a go. I didn't know what I can expect of this so it was a fresh start for me. This book is very different from the books I usually read. Unfortunately it was not my cup of tea.

The story is about a businessman, the traveller, that travels very often and lives out of his suitcase.
His wife is not very happy with that situation either. He has to leave his family behind and consistently sent from one destination to another. His job has been a daily routine: Wake, eat, work, pause for food, continue work, break for the evening, food, drink, sleep. Repeat.
His job as always been the same, making him think he isn't improving or finding the motivation or challenge, he just know he's go there or here this time for the same thing. Until one day he decide to take a change of fate and challenge himself as well as the company. That's where the story change but of course its still about him doing business but differently, with more confidence and value. You can really tell the old and new him, the author really put it through the change.

Mr. Addison is a good writer and I'm sure that there are a lot of people out there enjoyed reading the book but it was just not for me. I was struggeling getting hooked of the story und it didn't happen until the end. That might because I couldn't relate to any character. Between the pages I sometimes felt a bit lost and didn't knew what is it actually about.

The reason why the book is unique is because that the charakters are not named. Not the main character neither his wife or the boss. This is a very interesting idea for a story. It worked in the Traveller and I kinda liked it.

I recommand this to readers who are looking for something unique, or who are a traveller themselves. I'm sure they would really love this story.


2.5 cupcakes for The Traveller

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