1 Oct

Of the three books that Goolrick has written, A Reliable Wife is his second. The first being, The End of the World As We Know It, and then Heading Out to Wonderful, reviewed here.

As I understand it, this tome is bare-to-the-bone graphic.Which, for those of you paying attention know, this is usually what ruins a good plotline for me. But alas, I found a good clean used copy for 00.01 US cent, so looks like I’ll be giving myself another go ’round with Robert Goolrick, whom I just recently met. Finding that I quite like the way he writes, notwithstanding.


This book is about a lonely gentleman in search of a reliable wife. The year is 1907. The setting is rural Wisconsin. It is Winter, and the intent is murder.


Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

291 pages

Gothic psychological thriller 2009

Looking forward to seeing you again, Mr. Goolrick.


One Response to “PERCOLATION”


  1. A RELIABLE WIFE « WORDMAN - October 9, 2012

    […] Wife. Not because the storyline was all that great but because the prose was. When I first read the reviews, especially those dealing with ‘graphic’ content, I almost didn’t buy this book. Yes, there […]

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