We can't feel much sympathy for Vic though and feel even less when he begins to get rid of Melinda's lovers.
This novel tests the idea whether you can be interested in a story with no one to root for. Even their six-year old child is spoiled and shows signs of being like her mother. It didn't really work for me because I never understood why Vic tolerated Melinda's behavior. It never gave us enough of his background, or even Melinda's. It is amusing at points but it's a queasy sort of amusement you feel.
I believe this novel is going to be a movie starring Ben Affleck. He should be a perfect Vic.