Wednesday, July 23, 2014

[R] Landline, by: Rainbow Rowell

by: Rainbow Rowell


Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.

Maybe that was always besides the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

my thoughts

First of all, I will not tell what everyone tends to say about this book, which is "it was a good story, but I cannot relate myself with it". I need to say that it was a PERFECT story, and I couldn't relate myself with it in ALL parts, but most of them somehow I could. Rainbow Rowell always make this incredible stories that no matter what you always relate back to it somehow.
“We're not broken up."
"I know, but we're still broken.”
As you can read from the blur/sypnosis, the story follows Georgie McCool's life. What happens and happened around her and what she must do to keep her happy ending in course. When her husband and girls left her alone, because she can't go with them, to Omaha. Georgie get nerves. Work is getting tough, not having good phone life, and having to pretend everything with Neal is okay, bring her old memories to surface. Like the first time Neal and Georgie had a fight and he spent Christmas away from her. When Georgie, in present day, uses her old landline phone to comunicate with Neil, she finds that she is actually talking with old young Neal. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . . What she will do?
“I love you more than I hate everything else.”
I must admit that I wasn't much into it when I started reading it, but when I got the hold of it, I couldn't drop it. I wanted to know more about the characters, but more important about Neil. He is obviously not the narrator, so we don't know much about his point of view, but hearing glimpses of what he thought and what he think just made me happy. Reading about their girls, was such a cute thing. Georgie's mom always had my nerves on because she was very annoying and sometimes her sister too. Neil is just of those man we, girls, want as prince charming, because he loves, loves and loves without meaning to, he just loves.
“He didn't laugh when he thought something was funny--he laughed when he was happy.”
Landline will be in my favorites and I know that I will pick it up again someday. It is one of those books that leaves a mark that it will never be erased.

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