Monday, 10 October 2011

Lette, Kathy “How to Kill your Husband”

Lette, Kathy “How to Kill your Husband” - 2006

“It is scientifically proven that no woman has ever shot her husband whilst he was vacuuming.” and “A good marriage lasts forever while a bad one just seems to.”

The funny title and these remarks on the back cover made me look at this book. It seemed like just a nice book to read, nothing less, nothing more.

Unfortunately, I should have known, it was a lot less than what even I had expected, Women who have nothing else to do than complain about their husbands, their children, other women, colleagues. A few jokes, not very witty, though, and that's it. I should have known better, I know I don't like these kind of books.

From the back cover: "All women want to kill their husbands some of the time "Where there's a will, I intend to be in it," wives half-joke to each other. Marriage, it would appear, is a fun-packed frivolous hobby, only occasionally resulting in death. ut when Jazz Jardine is arrested for her husband's murder, the joke falls flat. Life should begin at 40 - not with life imprisonment for killing your spouse. Jazz, stay-at-home mum and domestic goddess; Hannah, childless career woman; and Cassie, demented working mother of two are three ordinary women. Their record collections are classical, not criminal. Cassie and Hannah set out immediately to prove their best friend's innocence, uncovering betrayal, adultery, plot twists, thinner thighs and toy boys aplenty en route but will their friendship survive these ever darker revelations? Sexy, funny and wise, Kathy Lette's irresistible new novel is about women not Having It All But Doing It All. It's about how today's mother is often a married lone parent. It's about the fact that no woman has ever shot her husband while he was vacuuming. This is Kathy Lette at her brilliant best, casting her trade mark caustic eye on what goes on in the bedrooms and kitchens of ordinary married couples. A novel which will strike a cord with married women everywhere and ensure that, from now on, they all read the small print on their marriage licenses."

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