Book Review #156: The Abortionist’s Son

Author: David Davis

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Language: English 

Series, if any: NA

Publisher: The Phoenix Organization

Date of publicatio : 17 June 2016

No. Of pages: 185


My family’s health and happinesswere worth taking the hit. 

Weren’t they?

This is the dilemma that has ruled David’s life for as long as he can remmeber. Raised by a doctor who values wealth and image over anything else, David was made to believe that he won’t matter unless he lives upto his father’s standards and expectations. Over the years, the abusive conditioning has finally driven him into the arms of drugs and alcohol, but he still can’t stop himself from asking for the unconditional love that only his grandmother has bestowed over him. 

He would have enabled all habits, if he didn’t have his accident and his grandmother hadn’t passed away. Now the question that plagues him the most is will telling the truth finally cost him the Family that he always aspired for?


This was interesting to say the least. The start of the book does feel quite vague and depressing that you have this bried thought in your head about whether you should just stop reading it. But if you gird up and continue reading through you will actually end up liking it. Being a memoir it is easy to picturise and understand the characters involved. 

The story might seem a bit laborious earlier, but I will blame it on the ebook formatting. There is moral behind each chapter, though sometimes it does feel like it’s getting lost amidst all the narration. There is something poignant and human about this book that just makes you feel and want to read more. 

The uniqueness of the title and the cover image itself does attract your attention. But the validity if using this particular name is definitely justified by the narrator and without that justification also, the message is definitely received by the readers. 

My opinion: Definitely unique and interesting, and based on that fact itself I will be recommending it. 

My rating: 3 out of 5


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