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Us by David Nicholls
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Marriage and the Common Case of Unexpressed Identity

The nerd type of guy can easily fall for a glamorous artistic moody beautiful woman!
It's an obviously expected event, cos we can see it as a simple case of physics applied to human relations.
A very simple case indeed -- the one that joins protons and electrons to balance the unbalanced
That's what happenned in the Us of Connie and Doug -- individually they were unbalanced, but together they conquered some stability.

However... for the moody kind, routine can be a dangerous damaging factor. After a quarter of a century of Us, Connie was more in the mood for a "me myself and I" kind of journey.
After all, who was she, outside of that almost infinite Us?... She didn't know it, did she?!
Would she die without knowing it?!...

So... in the middle of the night, she woke up a sleepy, startling Doug, for the big revelation.
And then it was arranged that after a long tour around Europe with their beloved son, their marriage would be officially over!
But Doug belonged to the steady kind and was still much in love and willing to fight for his Connie like an honourable knight! And... that long journey around Europe seemed the perfect chance to conquer his precious lady back...
Such a noble project would certainly provide the required happy ending!
Nice and easy for the rational mind of Douglas, but ...

And now, for the sake of your eventual reading pleasure, I'll have to stop right here!
The guessing game is about to begin!...

All in all, this is a book about a marital crisis caused by individuality versus marriage.
In the end, I felt quite happy for still being single!... ;)
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Finished Reading
August 12, 2015 – Shelved
July 11, 2018 – Shelved (Other Paperback Edition)

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message 1: by Maria (last edited Jul 08, 2018 10:03AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Maria Espadinha Thanks a lot for your precious support, my lovely friends :)
Happy readings to all :))

message 2: by David (new)

David Benefits for both singles/married.

Maria Espadinha David wrote: "Benefits for both singles/married."

Sure, David :)

message 4: by Rachana (new)

Rachana Beautiful review, Maria!
Your reviews are like a story themselves ; Lovely to go through :)

Maria Espadinha Hearty thanks, Rachana :)
I'm quite happy to know you enjoy my reviews :))

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