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The Dangerous Husband
The Dangerous Husband
Author: Jane Shapiro
The day I had scheduled for the death of my husband dawned early and suddenly, with a lucid blue sky. — In The Dangerous Husband, Jane Shapiro's witty, dark, brilliantly funny novel, they meet and almost immediately fall in love. Like everyone, they have been alone. He is perfect for her -- charming and sexy and awkward and sweet. Th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316782470
ISBN-10: 0316782475
Publication Date: 9/16/1999
Pages: 256
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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The level of vocabulary that Shapiro chose to use in this book makes her come across as pompous and arrogant. She reminds me of Carolyn Gebhart in high school who was always trying to impress everyone with her extensive vocabulary in an effort to raise awareness that she was better than everyone else. In addition, I did not find any part of the book humorous. Shapiro attempted witty conversation, yet the dialogue of the book bored me almost to tears.
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Remarkably funny, I basically read this book straight through. Completely taken with the whole experience, staying up far too late just like high school days, I was lost in a new world of cleverness, insight and unique perspective.
But this is a book for adults, for anyone who has been in a grown-up's version of adolescent love, swept off his/her feet, enchanted, lost in a magic world that turns out to be more a great big mess than honeymoon heaven. It's all deliciously funny happening to someone else.
Enjoy every laugh and chuckle.
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Funny book. Kinda weird, but I enjoyed reading it.
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I found this novel enjoyable and even it in just two sittings. What an unusual read, the take on the 'dangerous husband.'