Man and Wife (Harry Silver #2)
about why we fall in love and why we marry, why we stay and why we go.
Harry Silver is ready to try again at living "happily ever after." It won't be easy: not when he has to juggle his wife, Cyd, and ex-wife, Gina; his son, Pat, and his stepdaughter, Peggy; his own work and his wife's fast-growing career. When Gina announces that she's...more
Pada 'Man and Wife' diceritakan Harry menikah dengan Cyd, sementa...more
Harry Silver, the hero (or anti-hero) of the story, is struggling to deal with the complexity of relationships in the modern age. He is a successful televisio...more
The story is excellently written and Parsons shows a great empathy for the women in Harry's life. But the main character infuriated me to such an extent, I found it difficult to read.
There are some nice touches to the book. Seven-year-old Pat's Star Wars obsession (not shared with his new step father who prefers Harry Potter) for example and his mother's handling of breast cancer is very...more
It's an exploration of the modern family and place marriage has today.
Perhpas I'm plunging rapidly towards middle age, but I found it all very revelant, if not directly to my life (I'm not divorced), then to my friends' lives.
Tony Parsons manages to capture the male psyche quite well, along with all the worries, concerns and foibles that feel ever present.
There are subtle pressures (well I feel them anyway) from all sides about what...more
I picked this up in a charity bin, and my contribution to Macmillan is about the sum total of all positivity I can assign to the experience of reading a Tony Parsons novel.
Parsons is one of those irritating Londoner's of a certain generation (see Burchill, Hornby et al) who have somehow been appointed as authorities on life and culture because they once ate a burger o...more
Characters: Of course Harry is as confused and wandering as ever, and he gets on my nerves a bit but just occasionally, I can see where he’s coming. I get him far more in this one than I did the first. His wife continues to come acros...more
I don't hate it but I don't love it either. I guess, what really got me is this line..."At the moment you're falling in love with fantasy, that's the most dangerous thing in the world."
And then I kept on reading until I decided how complicated things were when we started putting labels on the...more
This time it however isn't so much about the realtionship between the father and the son, as about the relationship between the husband and the wife. The man, Harry, and her (new, although that's not howe he likes to put it) wife, Cyd. This marriage doen't seam to be much better that Ha...more
Ternyata buku ini sequel dan saya sih belum baca yang pertama.
Menceritakan Harry Silver yang memulai hidup dengan istri keduanya, perebutan anak dengan istri pertama, ibunya yang terkena kanker.
Konflik berjalan lambat dan kurang greget. Ditambah lagi dengan karakter Harry yang ternyata saya ga suka. Jadi suami ga tegas, entah itu dengan manta...more
Bagi Anda yang sudah menikah pernahkah timbul pertanyaan dalam diri Anda apa alasan Anda menikahi pasangan Anda? Karena cintakah atau karena alasan lain? Jika al...more
The story it presents is quite common but far from simple. Harry Silver is a man with a complicated life. It didn’t use to be that complicated: he had a beautiful wif...more
The moral of this book is simple: There is no such a thing as a perfect relationship. Perhaps there is more than a one pers...more
Die ersten 40 Seiten fand ich etwa...more
Quite enjoyed some of the observations by Harry about life and marriage.
The story of Harry's mothers illness was a surprise and very relevant due to my own recent experience.
Pages 258-259 especially.
The pain of being a part time father was very well conveyed.
Tony Parsons (born 6 November 1953) is a British journalist broadcaster and author. He began his career as a music journalist on the NME, writing about punk music. Later, he wrote for The Daily Telegraph, before going on to write his current column for the Daily Mirror. Parsons was for a time a regular guest on the BBC Two arts...more
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Вторите родители - тези,които дават най-доброто от себе си - искат да бъдат харесвани. Истинските родители не изпитват нужда от това.
Защото знаят, че са обичани.
Това е любов, която се дава безусловно и без резерви. Един родител трябва да направи нещо наистина много лошо, за да пропилее любовта на своето дете. Вторият родител не получава такъв вид любов.”