As might be expected, Hornby’s dialogue is quotable, often funny and always well-observed. The BBC have a hit on their hands, I would wager.
Hornby keeps [the] dialogue spinning like a top, capturing perfectly the dizzying shifts in the balance of power as the couple try to negotiate a “marital Brexit”. (“Who are you going to do trade deals with? As far as I know, you weren’t seeing any German or Italian women.”) He keeps it light, eschewing the rancour and bile of a real marriage breakup – which is just as well... [T]his is a quick read, but one that stays with you.