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A Reliable Wife af Robert Goolrick
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A Reliable Wife (udgave 2010)

af Robert Goolrick

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Ralph Truitt, a wealthy businessman with a troubled past who lives in a remote nineteenth-century Wisconsin town, has advertised for a reliable wife; and his ad is answered by Catherine Land, a woman who makes every effort to hide her own dark secrets.
Medlem:jennyscott
Titel:A Reliable Wife
Forfattere:Robert Goolrick
Info:Algonquin Books (2010), Edition: 1, Paperback, 320 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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Nøgleord:Ingen

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I was bothered by this book. I'm not sure if the author was trying to be Stephen King. The characters were all deeply troubled. It was difficult to keep track of the sins and woes of each person.

Basically, a lonely man in remote Wisconsin, places an ad asking for "A Reliable Wife." He lets the reader know that he is looking for company, not love. He gets more than bargained for. The reliable wife has a history of harming and using.

I'm not sure if the lonely man is a good, or bad person. The way in which he is portrayed was very confusing.

LT link to "Will You Like This Book," told me that I would highly like it. I didn't like the book at all. I should have used the Nancy Pearl 50 page rule, and stopped when I began to no like the book.
  Whisper1 | Feb 25, 2021 |
> Une femme simple et honnête, par Robert Goolrick
Robert Goolrick raconte le rapprochement de deux êtres entraînés dans une passion qui les dépasse, magnifiée par une plume sensible et sensuelle.
En ce 17 octobre 1907, dans le Wisconsin, le froid est déjà glacial. Sur le quai d'une petite gare, Ralph Truitt, 54 ans, magnat local, attend le train, en retard, qui lui amène sa future épouse. Elle s'appelle Catherine Land, a 34 ans, et s'est présentée comme "une femme simple et honnête" dans sa lettre en réponse à la petite annonce que Ralph a passée, six mois plus tôt, dans un journal de Chicago. Mais Catherine, qui a envoyé la photo d'une autre, n'est ni simple ni honnête... Aspirant à oublier leurs malheurs respectifs, vont-ils réussir à s'accorder alors qu'ils ignorent tout l'un de l'autre ? Ancien publicitaire américain, Robert Goolrick raconte très bien le rapprochement de ces deux êtres entraînés dans une passion qui les dépasse, magnifiée par une plume sensible et sensuelle. --L'Express
  Joop-le-philosophe | Feb 10, 2021 |
Another of those books that have a great idea but you wish someone else had written it. The soft porn sections were repetitive but easy to skip through but my main complaint is how the author is continually telling the reader what the characters are feeling and what the characters are like. I bought it for the snow and train on the cover but what I got were stock descriptions of snow and the snowbound north in Wisconsin - it didn't feel like a real place, didn't take me there or stir my imagination. Shame because the plot was quite good. ( )
  Ma_Washigeri | Jan 23, 2021 |
Oh man. Just picked up this book again during one of those "clean off your shelves and rediscover a bunch of books you didn't know you owned" phases. This book is so good in a terrible, scheming, deeply devious way. The characters are well developed and the dialogue painfully true to life. The events, especially among the people of the town, are horrible and yet you can't stop reading.

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A wealthy, lonely man in 1907 Wisconsin places a newspaper ad for a mail-order bride, and receives in response a photograph of a plain young woman and a letter which begins, “I am a simple, honest woman.” Sounds like the latest offering in paperback western romances? Not exactly.

From the very first chapter we are intrigued by the characters, Ralph Truitt and Catherine Land, each of whom is not exactly who they claim to be. Ralph is a lonely and wealthy man who is haunted by his desire and his past offenses. Catherine is a lovely but scheming woman who has a plan that is suddenly disrupted when she meets the man she has traveled to marry. She believes that she can become what he needs, what he wants and longs for, but time passes and her deceit weighs more and more heavily on her. Meanwhile, Truitt is as obsessed with his new wife as he is with the idea of hunting down and reuniting with his estranged son. He sends Catherine to St. Louis to parley with his son, and from there the story spirals into a web of confusion and complexity. Flashbacks of each person’s life provide insights to what is about to happen, what is happening, and eventually, what does happen.

This is a dark novel, tackling head-on the power of deceit and obsession, and, oddly enough, the power of forgiveness and love. It sounds cheesy, but Goolrick manages to take an unsettling pair of protagonists, blackmail, spying, murder plots, and poison, and twists them into a haunting and satisfying conclusion. The writing is powerful and may make the reader a bit uneasy, but that is the beauty of it. I have labeled it as a gothic romance, but it is far more than just that. Recommended especially for fans of du Maurier. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
The idea that being stuck all alone in the dead of winter can affect a person was good. I thought the author went way overboard on the sex deprived or sex obsession of the characters. I was amazed at how much Ralph Truitt was willing to accept physically and mentally as the changed man from his past. I felt some compassion for the reliable wife Catherine in the beginning but her behaviors really got to me as the story progressed. ( )
  kshydog | Dec 13, 2020 |
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Don't be fooled by the prissy cover or that ironic title. Robert Goolrick's first novel, "A Reliable Wife," isn't just hot, it's in heat: a gothic tale of such smoldering desire it should be read in a cold shower. This is a bodice ripper of a hundred thousand pearly buttons, ripped off one at a time with agonizing restraint. It works only because Goolrick never cracks a smile, never lets on that he thinks all this overwrought sexual frustration is anything but the most serious incantation of longing and despair ever uttered in the dead of night.
 
Through repetitive and rhythmically hypnotic prose, Goolrick drives home the characters' loneliness, sexual yearnings, self-loathing and fear. He infuses his novel with the inevitable notion that things will end badly for this damaged family. But he lets us discover for ourselves the breadth and magnitude of dysfunction and the deadly conspiracy in which Catherine and Ralph are, ironically, both complicit.
tilføjet af Shortride | RedigerUSA Today, Carol Memmott (Apr 6, 2009)
 
Set in 1907 Wisconsin, Goolrick's fiction debut (after a memoir, The End of the World as We Know It) gets off to a slow, stylized start, but eventually generates some real suspense. When Catherine Land, who's survived a traumatic early life by using her wits and sexuality as weapons, happens on a newspaper ad from a well-to-do businessman in need of a "reliable wife," she invents a plan to benefit from his riches and his need. Her new husband, Ralph Truitt, discovers she's deceived him the moment she arrives in his remote hometown. Driven by a complex mix of emotions and simple animal attraction, he marries her anyway. After the wedding, Catherine helps Ralph search for his estranged son and, despite growing misgivings, begins to poison him with small doses of arsenic. Ralph sickens but doesn't die, and their story unfolds in ways neither they nor the reader expect. This darkly nuanced psychological tale builds to a strong and satisfying close. ( )
tilføjet af ehines | RedigerPublishers Weekly
 

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