Sunday, September 28, 2014

Landline by Rainbow Rowell


Landline is a story about a marriage in crisis.

Georgie Mccool is a sitcom writer. She is given the opportunity to make her dream come true but in order to do this she must sacrifice time with her family over Christmas. Her husband, Neal is fed up with, Georgie and her antics and he gathers up their two daughters and flies back home to, Nebraska to spend the holiday with his family.

Georgie begins to ponder the status of her marriage, especially when Neal fails to return her calls. In a state of distress about the pending failure of her marriage, she becomes distracted at work and returns to her childhood home. She hunkers down in her childhood bedroom grieving for her marriage. Her cell phone won't hold a charge so ..... she picks up her old, yellow rotary landline phone, and is connected to her past.

Each phone call connects her to her past life with, with colleg
e aged, Neal. Georgie begins to wonder if conversations with the past will impact her present time and future. Will, speaking with, Neal unravel time and take away all she has?

I've heard a lot of hype in regards to, Rowell and while I haven't read any of her other books... I can't say that I was terribly impressed. This story isn't anything new or extraordinary. There is no explanation in regards to this "magical" landline and none of the characters are sympathetic, however this is a light, fun read and I will give another one of her books a try.

Grade:C+
 



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