Man and Wife

by Tony Parsons | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by BookGroupMan of Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on 1/8/2004
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, January 08, 2004
I borrowed this from a friend in NZ - a shameless case of bookshelf raiding!

(14/10) Finished, review to follow

Journal Entry 2 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, October 31, 2005
Man and Wife is the sequel to Man and Boy, with inexplicably another totally forgettable book One for my Baby in between. I gave M&B 8 ‘*’ which I can’t believe. I think maybe my tastes have moved on, and the genre, Tony Parson’s contemporaries, offer more challenging and diverse fare. This is a bit soppy and lightweight. Harry Silver has divorced; he’s lost custody of his son (not difficult as the law stands in the UK); his wife has remarried; he has a new wife (the American Cyd) and step-daughter. All very modern & cliched, the so-called ‘blended’ family. There’s a very saccharine ending – you could care less – actually I wanted Harry to fall on his a**e for jeopardizing everything for the drug of new uncomplicated blind love. As his comedian friend Eamon says, "You’ve got this great life...and you screw it all up for a feeling. Not even a feeling – the memory of a feeling"

And finally, a great line, from Eamon again the recovering drug addict, attributed to someone else, ‘Alcohol gave me wings to fly – and then it took away the sky’

Journal Entry 3 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, November 10, 2005
Reserved for a mini-bookray

GinsterSwansea (on behalf of Kleptokitty!)

Journal Entry 4 by BookGroupMan at on Saturday, December 03, 2005

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On its way to Wales to fulfill a 'RABCK' promise. Enjoy and pass on :)

Journal Entry 5 by ginsterswansea from Nantwich, Cheshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Received via RABCK, thank you :) I have read the others by this author but not this particular book. To be read over christmas.

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