how about a round of applause

A couple meets in a pub prior to their marriage counseling session in Nick Hornby’s quick-yet-luxurious examination of their partnership, State of the Union.

A brief yet endearing book, Hornby exposes the staggering number of connections between the couple, as well as their resentments, their fears, and the hardships they have experienced. Quite a bit of emotion can be summoned from a short number of pages — though it’s only ten short chapters, it packs a punch.

Hornby’s writing is phenomenal as ever, and while you can tell he didn’t intend for this to be a magnum opus or anything, it lingered on the palate in a very satisfying way.

Published by elleebeee

smiles. sarcasm. Springsteen.

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