Book Review | Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

attachments book coverIn this romantic drama/comedy Beth and Lincoln work together at the newspaper office, but have never actually met. Working in IT security, Lincoln’s job is to screen flagged e-mails. Most days Beth and her best friend Jennifer’s storm of back and forth messages rings the bell. Instead of giving the women warnings, Lincoln decides to let them continue and read their daily banter. In this fashion, he falls for Beth and learns that she is attracted to him, but has no idea who he is.

I wanted to check out Landline, but since it wasn’t available I picked up this Attachments instead. This book is a light read, fluffy is the word that comes to mind. The story was fairly entertaining, but it seemed like something was missing. The supporting characters are pretty flat and though they apparently experience emotions, I didn’t experience any as a reader. I was expecting more from an author who has received so much critical acclaim – maybe this book was just too early in her repertoire. This book could be entertaining for someone who has a secret crush on a coworker or those who enjoy light, fun reads without much substance. Check it out from a library near you.

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About amy de simone
Amy is an active volunteer, traveler and photographer. She is interested in art, libraries, museums and nonprofits. She holds an M.A. in Library & Information Studies and a B.A. in Italian Language & Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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