Monday, July 21, 2014

ATTACHMENTS by Rainbow Rowell

Attachments: A Novel

Lincoln is the guy who screens emails for inappropriate content. And he's not proud of it. But it's just a job - a means to an end. Then he gets drawn into the email exchanges between two women at the newspaper where he works. He should send them the warning email or report them, but he can't bring himself to do it because he's got a crush on one of the emailers, even though he has never met her. He starts to feel creepy about the voyeuristic nature of his interest in this email exchange, but he can't tear himself away, either.

This felt mostly like a character study with a tinge of romance thrown in, and I really enjoyed it. Lincoln is a great character - almost thirty but still trying to figure out who he wants to be. Living at home, working a less-than-satisfying job, recovering from a years-in-the-past break up. The author does a great job telling stories of the three primary characters considering they barely ever meet in person. The book takes place in the midst of the newspaper preparing for Y2K which was amusing. Some language.

4 out of 5 stars

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