book review // Landline
Sunday, July 20, 2014
By: Rainbow Rowell
Harley's Rating: 9
Give me all the Rainbow Rowell books. Her writing is what I could classify as magically mind consuming. The writing feels effortless and you just drift along in this happy floating state investing and reinvesting in her characters that you wish were your best friends. Before Landline I ready Fangirl and Elenor & Park, both of which were great. I'll take a moment to brag here and say that Michael saw Landline for sale on Amazon if you pre-ordered it, he knew I like the author, and then surprised delivered it to my work. Husbands! Win!
Now lets get down to business.
The main character of this book is Georgie, a middle aged women who has essentially lost her way in life. Blinded a little too much by ambition to pay enough attention to the important things in life. It juxtaposes the reality that is her life with the reality that was her life 20 years ago in such a smashing and imaginative way. You really root for her to figure it all out. And the whole book you're like WILL YOU JUST BUY A NEW IPHONE ALREADY.
It's a love story. Between a husband and wife, with both of them trying to figure out what went wrong and how they can make it right. If you're into grand romantic gestures (and who isn't?) then this is the book!
You'll see. It's more like you meet someone, and you fall in love, and you hope that that person is the one - and then at some point, you have to put down your chips. You just have to make a commitment and hope that you're right.