Note: This is an old review that I never posted on here before. Even though it’s over 6 months late, I thought I would post it here anyway since it all still applies. Also I wanted to post something but I don't have time to write anything. Regardless, this was such an amazing book, and is still one of my favourites.
I started off listening to this book as an audio book, and about 1/3 of the way through I realised I needed to devour the words, so I got it on my iPad and did exactly that. I've read two other books by Rainbow Rowell (Attachments and Eleanor and Park) which were both very good stories, however Landline just captured my attention straight away, and I immediately connected with the characters, which is usually the hardest part about reading for me.
Landline is about a married couple who are going through some tough times. Georgie (the wife) has been putting work first for a long time and Neal (her husband) is not impressed. Come Christmastime when the family (Gerogie, Neal and her two kids) are going on a holiday to Neal's parent’s house, Georgie decides to stay home for work purposes while Neal takes the kids. Georgie begins to realise just how bad her marriage has become and wants to find a way to fix it. She then visits Neal from the past and the story then goes through the process of how they met, and how they felt as a couple when they first started out.
This novel is written so beautifully that you actually feel what the characters are feeling, and you gain a deep connection with Georgie, who like all of Rainbow's characters, has her quirks and who is also very easy to relate to.
This novel captures all of the emotions, you will laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to throw the book out the window with rage and you will want to re-read pages just to get that same feeling again. My only problem with this story, is that I needed more of it! Like all of Rainbow's books, once the characters develop and resolve their issue, the book ends. And although it ends on a happy note, it leaves you wanting to know more about the couple.
Would I recommend? Hell yes!
For fans of: Magical elements in books
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Format: eBook, 320 pages
Genre: Women's Fiction/ Adult Contemporary
Acquired from: iBooks
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