I just finished this book by Mil Millington about a guy named Pel and his girlfriend Ursula and their day by day lives living, or perhaps more accurately surviving, relationship life. Millington's writing is zippy and hilarious. I love the way he developed the scenes and situations keeping the characters true to throughout the book.
He nails it when he describes the differences between the way men and women, generally, deal with children. But he shines most brightly when he shifts the scene to Pel having lunch or coffee with his good buddies Roo and Tracey when he would lament about his life only to be taken to task by two sarcastic, quick friends (who ultimately, in a bit of a lame twist, end up together in a relationship).
The book runs a little long, but he consistently makes things funny. One of my faves was line during an interview where Pel says:
Like Nick Hornby, he has the blatant comedic honesty of British authors that I really enjoy. He's not quite as engaging a writer as Nick Hornby (then again who is?), but he is super cool and has a good flow.
It's a light romp, worth the effort.