I don't even know where to start with this review! First off, let me say that I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style...probably because I also tend to write like I think or talk, so the stream of consciousness thing was a breeze to follow and, I think, made the story more interesting.
And while I found myself identifying with George on so many levels, I have to admit I was also disgusted with him at times. There were moments I just wanted to give up- why continue to subject myself to thoughts and rationalizations to which I was sure I was opposed...? But having read some earlier reviews, I reminded myself to keep an open mind. And after all, I did want to see how the story ended.
For me, personally, the story was poignant in some ways because I'm currently grappling with a trial separation in my own marriage- caused, in part (but in much different ways), by several events described in this memoir. And it was SO interesting to read it from the man's perspective. I find myself wishing that my own husband has been keeping a log such as this so that one day I may really know what all was going on in that head of his during this period of tumult in our relationship. But after reading this, I find a strange comfort in NOT knowing.
I think this book has taught me that while we might like to believe that we want to know what our significant other is thinking, that belief is a STUPID ONE. God(ess) knows that, after reading this, I realize I probably don't want to know at least 75% of what's going on in my husband's head...and it reminds me to be grateful that he censors himself as much as he does. I might even forgive the occasional slips into his sub/unconscious now that I know that their depths go darker and deeper than I could've ever imagined.