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Us by David Nicholls
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Us is a novel about a marriage in crisis. It’s well-paced, humorous and contains many great insights about marital life. Connie, who works in an art gallery, tells her husband, Douglas, a biochemist, she wants to leave him. This happens just before they are about to embark on a grand tour of Europe together. Douglas persuades Connie that they need not cancel their holiday.

The narrative alternates between past and present. Nichols is particularly good at dialogue and finding the humour in typical modern day situations. An essentially light and thoroughly enjoyable read.
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Reading Progress

August 22, 2017 – Started Reading
August 22, 2017 – Shelved
August 22, 2017 – Shelved as: uk
September 5, 2017 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Bianca (new)

Bianca Great review. I've watched the movie, does that count?.:-)


Gemma Bianca wrote: "Great review. I've watched the movie, does that count?.:-)"

Thanks Bianca. I didn't know there was a film. I saw the film of his other book, One Day. This would make a good film as it's composed of lots of set pieces with great dialogue.


message 3: by Liz (new)

Liz Nice review, Gemma. This sounds like a good one and not too heavy.


Gemma Liz wrote: "Nice review, Gemma. This sounds like a good one and not too heavy."

Thanks Liz. Yep, it's kind of midlife romantic comedy - a new genre!


message 5: by Jaline (new) - added it

Jaline Great review, Gemma - and I laughed at your comment about a new genre! :)


Victoria This was a gem of a book! So happy you enjoyed it too, I agree that Nichols does have a gift for dialogue.


Gemma Jaline wrote: "Great review, Gemma - and I laughed at your comment about a new genre! :)"

Thanks Jaline.


Gemma Victoria wrote: "This was a gem of a book! So happy you enjoyed it too, I agree that Nichols does have a gift for dialogue."

Loved your review, Victoria!


Marialyce I so enjoyed this book as well. Great review!


Gemma Marialyce wrote: "I so enjoyed this book as well. Great review!"

Thanks Marialyce. Everyone seems to have given it four stars which I think is right. It's not an earth shattering novel but highly enjoyable.


message 11: by Linda (new) - added it

Linda Gemma, you're review has persuaded me to read this one. Very enjoyable write up. I'm adding it!


Gemma Linda wrote: "Gemma, you're review has persuaded me to read this one. Very enjoyable write up. I'm adding it!"

I think you'll find plenty to enjoy, Linda. I hope so!


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