Oh, I liked this book. I really, really liked this book... up until the very end. Annie ends things with Duncan because their 15 years together have been so bland, and she wants more for themselves. Since his retirement, Tucker has become something of a ne'er-do-well. He's dependant, and as became clear (at least to me) after his hospitalization, he doesn't know how to change into a better partner - or, maybe, he knows what he needs to change, but doesn't know how and isn't interested in learning or trying to do so. Now, I really liked Annie. Male authors who can write realistic, sympathetic women always impress me. By the end of the book we know that Tucker is happy, but we have no way of knowing that he's changed. And, personally, I wanted better for Annie. She deserved it. It would have been nice to know for sure that she'd gotten it.
She stopped typing. If she'd been using pen and paper, she would have screwed the paper up in disgust, but there wasn't a satisfying equivalent with e-mail, seeing as everything was designed to stop you making a mistake. She needed a fuck-it key, something that made a satisfying ka-boom noise when you thumped it.
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