Man and Wife
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 sh...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
it hurted me as much as it did for him and I felt sorry for all those sunday dads .
This book made me want to read all of Tony's novels , unfortunatly I couldn't find any in tunisia exept this one .. ...more
This novel follows Harry through his many adventures and misadventures, there are some comic moments, emotional highs and lows and some sadness. He has ...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
We pick up 2 years after the events of book one as we continue Harry and Pats story.
Man and wife lacks the impact of book one which is to be expected, it follows similar themes and we tread some old ground but Parsons writes with such passion you can feel his love for these characters flow from the page, the relationship betwe ...more
For starters, I HATED the main character. He was such an unsympathetic man-child, who just doesn't know what he wants, and completely idolizes his son (who will likely also end up being a blithering man-child). Perhaps that's ...more
Cliched and downright unbelievable in parts - and seemed a little bit lazily written.
After book 1 I was looking forward to 2 and 3. After book 2 I think I’ll give three a miss. If it wasn’t lockdown I might have abandoned this one.
All the relatability from the first book was destroyed, and I ended up disliking the character. ...more
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.”