The Importance of Being a Bachelor
Despite the example of their own parents' enduring marriage, the three Bachelor brothers show no sign of settling down. Adam has a string of glamorous girlfriends, but they aren't suitable wife material. Luke has just proposed to Cassie but his refusal to consider having children looks like an insurmountable barrier. And baby of the family Russell is in love with the one w...more
Disconnected? Lost? Hopeless?”
This is an example of the many platitudes you can read in “The Importance of Being a Bachelor.” It’s definitely chick lit and it’s not my type...more
BEING A BACHELOR
Author: Mike Gayle
A Book Review
Three grown men living in Manchester; brothers Adam, Luke and Russell Bachelor deal with the dilemma of their parents, George and Joan Bachelor, splitting up after forty years of marriage.
Question: Why a divorce after forty years?
Answer: It's not nice to keep secrets.
All three boys have their own problems, one goes out with the wrong type of girl but now as he is aging, wants to settle down, another has problems with an ex, who w...more
i had a hard time getting into this book because 1)i don't like mike gayle's style 2)i've recently found myself fed up with chick lit but after putting this book 2 or 3 times, i decided that i had to read it in one go and give it back to the friend who lend it to me.
I read it last night, between 1am and 3am, a time when my brain wasn't too exigeant regarding the quality of the book read.
About the book : everything of the plot is predictable as soon as the characters are introduced so...more
Three brothers, needing to settle down according to their parents - who then have their own problems. I did think at first that these were manufactured to make the boys sit up and think, but not in the end.
The three boys (ranging 27 to 38) go through a variety of escapades...more
It's rare that I read a book in one sitting but this book was one of the exceptions.. I couldn't put it down. A wonderful book; one I really enjoyed reading.
The major let down was the end, which was a bit quick and abrupt. Some detail could have been spend there.
This is my first book by Mike Gayle. I look forward to reading more by him.
This book could have been filled with helium - if it had been any more lightweight it might have simply floated away.
Mildly amusing but only just worth the effort and utterly predictable I'm afraid (try guessing the outcome about 50 pages in!)
What can you say? Well for one Its Mike Gayle and true to form Mike never lets you down. He writes the way a guy feels and what goes on in their minds. having said that this book was more a story and not such a deep book as with his other. Still hilariously funny and extremely enjoyable.
I was also born in Birmingham — in my humble opinion the greatest city in the world with the nicest people too.
I used to live in London — a great city too. But a bit on the pricey side.
I also used to live in Manchester — another great city (although technically I lived in Salford which is next door but that’s sort of spli...more