Name & Author: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Release Date: April 14th 2011
Genres: Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Humor
“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 . . . ? -Goodreads
This is the second book I have read by Rainbow Rowell. After reading Eleanor & Park (review here) last year, I had some expectation for this book. Thankfully I wasn’t disappointed. I really enjoyed this book. It was very cute and heartwarming book that woke the inner (maybe not so inner) nerd in me. Yay for that!
The first sentence in the summary is what drew me in: “Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . ” What do you do when you fall in love with someone you haven’t really met?
The book is set up like two stories that intertwine in the ending. There is Beth and Jennifer’s story, which is mainly set up in email form. I haven’t read many books that have email conversations and to my surprise I really enjoyed that part.
And then there is Lincoln’s story. His story is set up like a ‘normal’ story. I loved his character. He reminded me of Charles Eppes from the TV series Numb3rs.
I genuinely like how Rainbow Rowell takes on one ‘new’ thing that had a big influence on people. In Attachments it’s the emails. In other books it’s comic books (Eleanor & Park), fanfiction (Fangirl) and the phone landline (Landline).
As I said in the beginning the book awoke the inner nerd in me. Particularly it was the last sentences in the book:
He didn’t answer.
“Lincoln? Are you asleep?”
“I didn’t know someone could love me like this,” she said. “Could love me and love me and love me without…needing space.”
Lincoln wasn’t asleep. He rolled on top of her.
“There’s no air in space,” he said.
All in all I loved this book. Everyone should read it, it has something for everyone in it.