I started reading this book while also reading another book of short stories - 'Elemental'. One was at the apartment I just moved out of and one was at the house I just moved into. I'd read either one during downtime packing and moving. I should probably not read two books of short stories at the same time anymore. Apparently the stories get jumbled in my head and I forget where each story came from despite that the subject and themes of each book are different. When I had time to sit down and read 'Trouble' as my main focus I really enjoyed each story and found that I liked each of the characters. Somerville is really good at getting into the male mind (I think. I can't know for sure, of course) and the inadequacies that every guy feels. It was a unique perspective in this collection... I feel like I learned a lot about the male psyche.