Husband follows a hapless man and his ever-patient wife as they move from one misadventure to the next.
Disclaimer: I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for this review.
We probably all know someone like the eponymous Husband; the sort of person whose enthusiasm for their latest project often exceeds their ability to think it through or carry it out properly. The short stories in Husband mine this trope for comedic effect.
It’s a straight-forward and funny read, with the five short stories describing situations ranging from getting a show dog, to buying a fixer-upper, to impending parenthood. Each story has it’s own resolution of sorts but details do flow into the next and so on, creating a greater overall impression of the couple’s life.
One thing of note, neither of the main characters are named, referred to as either Husband or Hun. Rather than being distracting, I think this adds to the universal feeling these stories evoke, allowing the reader to project whoever they want onto the couple.
As I said it’s a good short read, perfect for traveling or even if you just want a little bit of escape from the pressures of your own life. Chances are, this book will make you feel better.
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