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Us: David Nicholls | David Nicholls
David Nicholls brings to bear all the wit and intelligence that graced ONE DAY in this brilliant, bittersweet novel about love and family, husbands and wives, parents and children. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014. 'I was looking forward to us growing old together. Me and you, growing old and dying together.' 'Douglas, who in their right mind would look forward to that?' Douglas Petersen understands his wife's need to 'rediscover herself' now that their son is leaving home. He just thought they'd be doing their rediscovering together. So when Connie announces that she will be leaving, too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer, and win the respect of his son. One that will make Connie fall in love with him all over again. The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed. What could possibly go wrong?
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latepaul
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Enjoyed this book. The exploration of the life of a marriage was well done. Also some of the passages relating to the parent-child relationship were quite insightful and moving.

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JenDR
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Stumbled across a used book store while walking to the beach. Yes, I stopped and got one more to add to the pile.

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MrBook
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Some replenishment for my #BeachReads Display! 😁

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksDisplays

OutsmartYourShelf Rebecca is my all time favourite book. 1mo
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Verity I have a gorgeous hardback edition of valley of the dolls. I liked the novel but I think I love the look of my edition more than the contents! And I have a copy of Rebecca from the same set and that‘s gorgeous too! 1mo
rwmg Rebecca and The God of Small Things. Rebecca has stayed with me in a way that The God of Small Things hasn't 1mo
angela_fi13 Rebecca!! Fabulous novel!! I love it! 1mo
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Buechersuechtling
Drei auf Reisen | David Nicholls
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@Beatlefan129 was quite right. This one is good. The more I heard the more I liked it. Somewhere around the middle it lost a bit but towards the end it regained depth. Nicholls succeeds in evoking sympathy for all of the family members – the parts aren‘t clearly assigned. I liked that.

It felt strange that there was “no real conflict”. I had expected more problems that are turned over and over and over.
But the chosen approach was really clever.

Beatlefan129 I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 3mo
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Buechersuechtling
Drei auf Reisen | David Nicholls
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The nearer I come towards the end – bit more than 2 hours to go – the more balanced the relationship problems get, I think.

At first he was wimp for me.
Then … I don‘t know …
Then I thought she was too lax for me.

But now I think most of the problems come from completely different world views that result in completely different priorities.

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Buechersuechtling
Drei auf Reisen | David Nicholls
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Might look like Campari but it‘s rosé.
I just consider that glass to be as appropriate as wineglasses since I am too exhausted to get up and get me one.

There‘s horrible loads to do in the office which results in me doing overtime and being bushed. ?

Not good for my physical book but okay for this audiobook. Therein, I only have a few more hours to go and so far I like the family portrait. Pretty authentic.

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Buechersuechtling
Drei auf Reisen | David Nicholls
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Now available for me.

I will start with it soon. After the rather puzzling experience in “The Night Circus” 🎪 I‘m looking forward to something more direct and more grounded. Something that doesn‘t pretend to be more important or “deeper” than it really is.

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Buechersuechtling
Drei auf Reisen | David Nicholls
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@Beatlefan129 Thanks to have liked one of my posts. Without that I probably never would have come across “Us”. Your review teased me 😄 – and I was lucky enough to find the audiobook at my online library. 😃

In five days it will be mine – temporarily – and I‘m already looking forward to it.

Beatlefan129 You are so welcome! I love having Litsy friends from all over the world! I hope you enjoy the book 3mo
Buechersuechtling @Beatlefan129 You will notice. I‘ll tag you in my review. 🙂 3mo
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Beatlefan129
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Douglass tries everything he can think of to save his ailing marriage. When his wife tells him she‘s thinking of leaving him, he decides they should go through with the Grand Tour of Europe they had planned with their 17 year old son. Many memorable moments ensue, some funny and some bittersweet. I enjoyed this book, and I think anyone in a long term relationship could find a lot to relate to.

Reggie Do they stay together or no? 3mo
Beatlefan129 No, they end up separated in the end 3mo
Bindrosbookshelf I really enjoyed this when I read it - a quiet story about coming apart but how you also come together in the first place 3mo
BookShark I remember enjoying it too. Charming, funny, sad, real. A good trip. 2mo
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Michellesibs
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This book had such a lot to live up too as One Day is one of my favoriate books so I was expecting amazing things from this author. And he delivered! I love this, I laughed out loud, I sobbed and in so many ways I could feel Excatly where each of the characters were coming from. I'm really sad to have finished this, I'm going to miss Douglas and his family.

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Ms_T
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This easy-to-read, modern day rom-com is a great palate cleanser. Even though it is an uncomplicated and light read, it broaches some serious subjects including adultery and homosexuality. Essentially a book about family dynamics and the effort needed to make relationships work, you‘ll be chuckling through one chapter then have a lump in your throat the next. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Peterfox123 As a romantic old softy, I shall read this. Obviously I shall skip past any rude parts. I must not allow my purity to be compromised. 10mo
Ms_T @Peterfox123 A romantic old softy? *Laughs forever* 10mo
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Ms_T
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My current reads and current listen. I‘m enjoying them all 👍🏻

#CurrentlyReading

gradcat These are all good! 10mo
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Ms_T
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So, during my holiday in Italy last month I chose the tagged book from the hotel‘s free library. I‘ve just picked it up now and found a message (pictured) from Jenny, the person who donated it, on the inside page. How lovely! I‘ve emailed Jenny, had a chat about the book and about books in general and seem to have gained a friend 😃

merelybookish That's so fun! 11mo
DivineDiana What a connection! ❤️ 11mo
Ms_T @merelybookish I think it reinforces what a great community bookish people are 😃 11mo
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Ms_T @DivineDiana Great, isn‘t it?! 11mo
TrishB That‘s cool 👍🏻 11mo
Ms_T @TrishB Very cool 😃 11mo
Wife How nice!🌹 11mo
Ms_T @Wife It really is! 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s so lovely! 11mo
batsy ❤️ 11mo
Ms_T @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy Isn‘t it the best?! 11mo
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Reviewsbylola I really liked this one. 11mo
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Ms_T
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@BarbaraBB @RebelReader There‘s no better recommendation than a Litsy recommendation. Thanks, ladies, these are now mine 😃 #FreeLibrary

Birdsong28 Us is really good!! 📚📖 12mo
BarbaraBB 😂😂 Very good! You go girl 🙌 12mo
Ms_T @Birdsong28 I look forward to reading it 👍🏻📚 12mo
RebelReader I haven‘t read Ultima, but I think it‘s the third in her trilogy and the other 2 were good. @Ms_T You are a daredevil! I love it!! 👍🏻👍🏻 12mo
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JennyM
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7| #ABBAInAugust

Douglas instantly came to mind for today‘s prompt of #WhyDidItHaveToBeMe 😂

Cinfhen Ha!! I‘ve soooo been there , not with bicycles but in the supermarket with canned goods. I reached for one and it set off some crazy chain reaction that had cans rolling all over the place🤭😫😰soooo embarrassing 😞 13mo
BarbaraBB Haha! I‘ve often been in this situation! There are way too many bikes in my city, it has to happen all the time 😱😂 (edited) 13mo
JennyM @BarbaraBB Douglas was in Amsterdam for this part of the story 😄 13mo
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Cathythoughts Yes I can think of lots of these ones too ... woops ! Embarrassing moments 13mo
BarbaraBB Really? Haha, I didn‘t remember that, but it is typically A‘dam! 13mo
Mdargusch Sounds like Amsterdam would have this happening hourly. 🚲🚲🚲 13mo
Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 I really enjoyed this book. 13mo
emilyhaldi I was terrified of being run over by a biker the entire time I was in Amsterdam. So I can understand this story 😆 Also, I want to stack this book but Litsy rating is surprisingly low!!! Are you liking it? (edited) 13mo
JennyM @emilyhaldi it‘s not highbrow literature but it‘s a funny take on life, marriage and parenthood. I read it last year and enjoyed it. I think @BarbaraBB review is spot on. It‘s a few down the page of reviews. (edited) 13mo
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whatrebeccasread
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Mehso-so

An enjoyable read about a disastrous “Grand Tour” and the dynamics between the family members who have embarked on it. A light read which is still able to delve into some serious topics. Slightly too dragged out for my liking which scores David Nicholls‘ “Us” three stars.

See more about this book and what I thought using the link on my profile! 📚

Bookladylinda I did not like this book at all! Ugh, 14mo
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rabbitprincess
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The title of the Beatles song #FromMeToYou was inspired by a letters column in the New Music Express called "From You to Us". So here is the David Nicholls novel "Us". ?

#HeyJune

Blaire Nice! I didn‘t know that‘s what inspired the song. 🎶 1y
rabbitprincess @Blaire I had to look it up to make sure I'd remembered correctly! 1y
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C.Perone
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A small portion of Mt. TBR ⛰

#ReadingResolutions Day11 #BookishMountain

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amreads
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My Saturday morning view

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Serenity_Within86
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Pretty excited for this one!!!! Didn't know he came out with a new book!!

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valeriegeary
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Day 2 of jury duty. They have 3(!!!) large bookshelves and the selection is actually pretty good! This confirms my theory that Portland is Book Town USA.

EvieBee Wow. I agree! I see Barkskins in there! 2y
LauraBeth Slip one of your books in there! 2y
saresmoore Ooh, good idea, @LauraBeth ! Guerilla marketing! 2y
LeahBergen That's pretty amazing. 2y
valeriegeary @LauraBeth @saresmoore Why didn't I think of that?! I should carry you around in my pocket and then I'd never run out of brilliant ideas! 😄 2y
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Panpan

Really struggling to find the will to find I this book despite being 60 pages from the end 😓

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BarbaraBB
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An easy read on marriage and parenthood. No literature with a capital L, I guess, but I liked it. A lot was very recognizable for me, that's probably why. Also I liked the travelling part and some real good observations of art and paintings in the various European musea Nicholls describes. But that's also quite personal. #booker #manbooker

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Lucy2
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The story is told through the perspective of Douglas and his feelings and emotions towards his family and the people he has met along the way as well as the ups and downs of his life. An enjoyable and funny book. #travelbook #us #davidnicholls

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Gayan
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Three hardbacks for $16, yes please. Thanks Barnes & Noble.

valeriegeary I really enjoyed Us. 2y
DebinHawaii Nice! 👍📚 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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Was excited about this one until I saw the 33% approval rating here on Litsy. Wish me luck!

ReadingEnvy Just think romcom and you'll be fine! 2y
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emilyesears
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Mehso-so

Starter for Ten is one of my all-time favorite books. One Day made me hope I could write a book half as good one day. This? This is not on that level. It's the story of Douglas, a man whose wife tells him that she wants a divorce shortly before their family is to embark on a European tour. They go on the tour anyway and Douglas has a journey of the heart in the process. The plot was unbelievable and the wife's motive for divorce was weak.

scripturient I bailed on this one. 😬 2y
emilyesears @scripturient yeah I can totally understand why! 2y
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Mackypup
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Laughed out loud at many parts of this audiobook. Great narrator! Once you accept the idea that a man would actually go through with a family vacation after his wife tells him she is going to leave him after the trip, it's great!😄

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Sigritona
Nosotros | David Nicholls
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Juani19
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Mehso-so

Torn between "so-so and "good". Enjoyed the book, well written, in terms of structure. Douglas and Claire marry; Douglas in love; can't believe a woman like Claire would marry him. Claire, quite fond of Douglas, married him because he offers stability. Start a family and Douglas just never fits in. I felt quite sorry for him at times. Dry humor, which I love. Overall, a good enough read.

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Sigritona
Nosotros | David Nicholls

"Marcharse a la francesa. Nada de 'gracias por haberme invitado', nada de 'me lo he pasado muy bien'. Simplemente irse, como si nada."

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Brenvco
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Bailedbailed

What can I say? I honestly was very disappointed with David. This book was dull. It has it moments when I thought It was getting better but then...no.

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Bookladylinda
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This wasn't the worse book I read, it was just okay. The characters are Douglas & Connie Peterson and their son Albie. I think Douglas was not that great of a dad because his dad was also not that great. I think Connie didn't love Douglas as a husband but someone she could depend on and knew she would be well taken care of and I think Albie was somewhat of a spoiled teen who tried to live up to his fathers expectations.

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rachaich
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this more than I'd anticipated. I chose it from my TR pile as I needed a quick read. Which it was. In some ways I completely 'got' the wife's point of view, even though it was written by the husband. But then felt saddened by life and relationships. It fulfilled my need for quickness!

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Karolina_99
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Can't wait to start😁
#davidnicholls #us #book #lovebooks #mi

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Panpan

Torn between pan / so-so. The marriage bit was okay, anyone in a long term relationship will relate to the ups&downs, the endless doubts. However the characters were so unrealistic & the surly voice was maddening. If there are more cliche characters somewhere, please, show me. Strict scientist father. Loving artist mother. Moody angry teenage son. Nothing happens for 300+ pages except a lot of excuses. Also, no humor! Didn't laugh once. 😑

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Can't read Homegoing because reading light bothers bf... Therefore I'm reading Us on my phone. It's not that good so far and really I JUST WANT TO SLEEP. Or read Homegoing. Mostly sleep. Six hours of class tomorrow and a paper to write. BRAIN LET ME SLEEP. Or make Us better. #insomnia #myboyfriendisababy

BookishFeminist Insomnia bites. I hope you can get some rest! 💕 3y
LauraBeth I hope you finally got to sleep! Alec Baldwin has a podcast and despite my feelings about Alec Baldwin, he has the perfect voice to put both my hubby (who has insomnia) and me to sleep 😀 3y
Reviewsbylola I hope you were able to get some sleep! I really enjoyed Us and I thought it was a great portrayal of marriage and how two people can want different things, but I know it has a lot of negative reviews too. 3y
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Megabooks Ugh! I am so sorry. I woke up at 4:34 my time. Just sucks having sleep problems. ☹️☹️ I hope you can get some rest tonight. I always keep caffeine pills around for rough times! 3y
subwayreads @BookishFeminist no rest for the wicked hahah but I'm almost done with class for the day and then sleep! 3y
subwayreads @LauraBeth oooo I love Alec Baldwin's voice. I don't know if he'd make me sleepy though 😳 3y
subwayreads @Reviewsbylola I definitely see how the marriage bit is really honest and real, but I just can't get into the characters! 3y
subwayreads @Ebooksandcooks yeah coffee saves my life on days like this. I didn't get any sleep so I had two cups right after getting up! 3y
BookishFeminist @subwayreads I hope you get sleep tonight!! If not hit me up I'm ALWAYS up late & love chatting. 3y
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OanaValeria
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"The problem with telling people that they can do anything they want to do is that it is objectively, factually inaccurate. Otherwise the whole world would just be ballet dancers and pop stars."

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Panpan

Meh. That's how I felt about the characters and story. Mid life crisis, whiny husband, pubescent teenager...meh. I struggled to find a reason to finish because in the end, I just didn't care what happened.

MyBookLife I read a book by him before One day was released, I think it is called The understudy or something like that in english) and it was so bad! Never picked up One day.. 3y
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simonelay
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Went from liking, despising to liking the protagonist. Was a charming read, both heart warming and heart breaking. I liked it :) Amazing for colour coordinating.

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isagination
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Mehso-so

Written in a very lovable and witty commentary kinda way & definitely entertaining, but I found the conclusion of the book to be lacking a sort of essence. If you need something light in between long heavy books this is good though!