Jennifer Johnson's Reviews > A Reliable Wife

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Jan 28, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: audiobooks
Read from January 16 to 28, 2011

Well, that was depressing! The main theme of this book is dispair and isolation and Goolrick makes you feel it through and through and through and through.

I could not count down the minutes until it was over. The story begins bleakly with the sexually repressed Arthur as he waits for his new bride, whom he's never met before. He expects his life to begin again with her arrival and hopes that she will be able to bring his long lost son home to the homestead. Arthur has his demons... whoo boy. But, unfortunately, so does his bride- and the story focuses it's energies on revealing those demons and secrets to us slowly. There were moments when I was interested in the plot, but I'd get so lost in the despair of the whole thing I could not continue! YIKES!

Only read this if you're looking to become depressed!

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read A Reliable Wife.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

10.0% "It's bleak and depressing so far. But good all the same."
01/19/2011 "It's depressing and bleak so far"
01/22/2011 "So many secrets!"
01/25/2011 "So much despair! When does it end?"
01/26/2011 "2 hours left... please god let me finish tonight- I need something not quite so BLEAK."
show 4 hidden updates…

No comments have been added yet.