Review: Attachments

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Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

“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 . . . ?

I don’t know what it is about books by Rainbow Rowell, but everybody seems to enjoy them more than I do. It was that way with Fangirl and probably is that way with Attachments.

I thought the book was quite boring, to be frankly. It took time to get interesting and I could guess the ending from very early on in the book. It’s a very cliché ending.

The main character, Lincoln, was even worse. The fact that once, he and his ex-girlfriend couldn’t really compose a list of things he was good at, says it all. It’s sad that he just follows her to college and doesn’t have any plans for himself. I would feel like I was suffocating in a relationship like that. He just seems like some sort of puppet without having a personality. Very, very dull.

I didn’t really judge him for his job and the fact that he keeps on reading Beth’s en Jennifer’s email. It’s his job and though it is a bit weird, I can accept that. It’s just that the thought he gets about Beth at the end are really creepy. He doesn’t know her, not really and she definitely doesn’t know him. I get that you can get a crush on somebody you don’t really know, but this. This is weird.

One thing I liked about the book, were the emails between Beth en Jennifer. They were funny and I liked reading them, something the rest of the book didn’t.

I’ve given Attachments two stars. It was hard to get through, because the story just wasn’t interesting enough to me. I liked the emails, but the story is creepy and I don’t buy it. The only reason I finished it, is because I can’t stand to leave a book unread.

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