Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

AttachmentsTitle: Attachments

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Pages: 323 Pages

Publisher: Orion Publising

The Blurb

“Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . “

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It’s company policy.) But they can’t quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.

Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill can’t believe this is his job now- reading other people’s e-mail. When he applied to be “internet security officer,” he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.

When Lincoln comes across Beth’s and Jennifer’s messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can’t help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.

By the time Lincoln realizes he’s falling for Beth, it’s way too late to introduce himself.

What would he say . . . ?

The Review

Why, oh why, has it taken me four years to read Attachments by Rainbow Rowell?

Confession time. I have all of her books but have only actually read Eleanor & Park. I loved Eleanor & Park so it makes absolutely no sense as to why I haven’t hoovered all over her books.

Well no more my bookish friends! 2018 will be the year I read the rest because I can now add Attachments to the list of Rainbow Rowell books that I love.

In attachments we meet Lincoln. He is I his late twenties and feeling a little lost, like life hasn’t done what it was supposed to do. He has moved home after drifting around for a bit and is essentially trying to figure out his next move which happens to be an internet security officer at a news paper.

Cue Beth. Beth and her best friend Jennifer both work at the newspaper and send emails to each other all the time which are not in regulation with company policy. Lincoln knows this because he is in charge of reading them. He falls in love with Beth’s words and, as the title goes, forms an attachment with what could be.

The story is one long meet cute. We are desperate for these two characters to meet, realise that they are perfect for each other and fall in love but Rowell cleverly keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the novel hoping that they will but she also gives you the satisfying “and more” that some writers either forget to o or allow your own imaginations run away with themselves. Personally, I prefer the writer to guide me so for that reason I applaud Rainbow Rowell.

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35 Stars

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