Thursday, August 14, 2014

Landline


Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. It's been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and he still loves her - but that almost seems besides the point now. Two days before they're supposed to visit Neal's family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells him that she can't go. She's a TV writer and something's come upon her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her - he is always a little upset with her - but she doesn't expect him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she's finally done it. If she's ruined everything. That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It's not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she's been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts...

Is that what she's supposed to do? Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened? - excerpt from book.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell is the author's second adult contemporary book. The story is about a marriage having problem and the heroine of the book is given a chance to change it. I was having quite high expectations for the book as the author is now one of my favourite authors. I was a bit disappointed maybe because of the high expectations but overall I did enjoy the book. The book started off slow but in the middle the pace did pick up and that's the part where I couldn't put down the book.

I love reading more about the relationships of the main characters. As the past of the characters unfold I felt attached to their love and their story. It was really wonderful reading about their love. I also love the personality that the characters have and you can see them grow a little. What I enjoy the most from the book is the message of the book as I can relate and understand the situation and feelings of the characters.

I really like the author's writing whereby she makes the characters so realistic and also the situations itself is just something that truly happens in real life (not the part of phone call to the past). Rainbow Rowell's writing just does this to every book she wrote and Landline was not left out. If more was written about their past it would make me love the book even more and for that I decided to give it a 4.5 star. I love all her books but I still love Fangirl the most followed by Attachments. I will definitely read this book again as her books are my favourite contemporary stories. If you love her other books you'll love this one too. If you have not pick up a book by her, you'll love her writing it will do you no wrong to read it.

P.S: There's an easter egg hidden in the book. If you've read all her other books you can spot it. The hint is an update about a couple in her previous books.

2 comments:

  1. I'm dying to read this one. I'm currently reading Eleanor & Park. I think that I mostly want to read it because of the Easter egg, but I'm sure I'll love it in itself, too. Rainbow Rowell is amazing!

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    1. All her books are good but it's best to read all she's written if not you would not spot the easter egg

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