Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Getting Rid of Matthew by Jane Fallon

What to do if Matthew, your secret lover of the past four years, finally decides to leave his wife Sophie and their two daughters and move into your flat, just when you're thinking that you might not want him anymore...PLAN A - Stop shaving your armpits, and your bikini line; tell him you have a mustache that you wax every six weeks; stop having sex with him; pick holes in the way he dresses; don't brush your teeth, or your hair, or pluck out the stray hag-whisker that grows out of your chin; and, buy incontinence pads and leave them lying around.PLAN B - Accidentally on purpose bump into his wife Sophie; give yourself a fake name and identity; befriend Sophie; actually begin to really like Sophie; snog Matthew's son (who's the same age as you by the way. You're not a pedophile); buy a cat and give it a fake name and identity; befriend Matthew's children, unsuccessfully; and, watch your whole plan go absolutely horribly wrong. Getting rid of Matthew isn't as easy as it seems, but along the way, Helen will forge an unlikely friendship, find real love and realize that nothing ever goes exactly to plan...

I loved this book :) It was such fun. I mean I can't see myself stealing someone else's man or anything, but I wonder how often it happens that you spend ages with someone, only seeing them on specific occasions and then they are suddenly living with you and you're left wondering why you're even together! A very easy-to-identify-with story of a woman trying to right the wrongs she'd created. I'd recommend this read to all the girls out there who are bored of Jodi Picoult (who isn't?).


The Jackson Files said...

Hahahaha...that book sounds great, I think I am going to make a mental note for next time I am in Exclusive Books.

Have you got your new bunny yet?

Lopz said...

Loved this book, excellent read! But I'm not bored of JC yet.. ;-)

phillygirl said...

@tjf - I'd recommend it :) And we're getting the new bunny this evening! Yay.

@lopz - mebbe it's just me ;)

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