Five Star Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Released: April 14, 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 338 pages
"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 . . . ?
Review by Lissa
So this started out really slow for me. I felt like I was watching a slow indie film, that wasn't bad but you still watched to see what would happen. I kept on trucking though.
Lincoln is a lonely human being. Doesn't know what he wants in life. So he's just kinda going with the flow. He gets lots of degrees and even his mom questions if school is a problem. But how could school be a problem?
Lincoln gets a job, that's basically checking everyone's emails. This back in the 90's which I remember. He gets to know two women. But he struggles with it.
The ending was perfect, I don't think it could of been any better. Thankfully, something did happen. What I was waiting for! Rowell does this all the time. Where it's slow, then you get to a point where you can't stop reading. Then you read it within the day.
Maybe someday they'll make a movie and it will be made independently. Then I'll think, oh! I've seen this before. Hearts hearts love love.