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If you were standing next to the person you loved more than everything else
Reviewed in India on 9 April 2018
LANDLINE BY RAINBOW ROWELL
“The future was going to happen, even if he wasn’t ready for it. Even if he was never ready for it. At least he could make sure he was with the right person. Wasn’t that the point of life? To find someone to share it with? And if you got that part right, how far wrong could you go? If you were standing next to the person you loved more than everything else, wasn’t everything else just scenery?”
You know you love a book when all you do is quote it again and again!
You think of it even after a month of reading it, you read more books in the midst of finding a book similar to it, also when you are smiling like an idiot throughout!
I have been missing Rainbow Rowell in my life so much. This was the only book left for me to read by her and I was saving it for a long long time and then I just couldn’t stop myself from reaching for it and just devouring myself in the world of Rainbow Rowell.
“You never know when it’s going to be the last time you see somebody and don’t want to miss your chance to say good-bye.”
WHAT IS LANDLINE ALL ABOUT?
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now.
Maybe that was always beside 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 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 REVIEW FOR THE BOOK LANDLINE
I just love Rainbow Rowell’s writing. I like the world she builds, the characters she has in her stories. You can never feel anything negative, you will feel everything is positive and yet empathize with the characters the situations.
I love how she shows us how imperfect world can be just perfect if you wish for it to be.
Besides the fact that this novel was just perfect- my only complaint was at times it was slow, I wish it wasn’t. I wish I got to know more of Seth.
“Nobody’s lives just fit together. Fitting together is something you work at. It’s something you make happen – because you love each other.”
MY OVEREXCITED HORMONES HAVE THIS TO SAY ABOUT LANDLINE.
The characters were so real, I could imagine the scenario in my head even though the landline scene would have been way too magical.
This book was like my Christmas.
It made me laugh, it made me worry. A book should make you feel things and this one definitely did so many things.
The big airport scene– I think the biggest trope in any romance book/ film is the airport and yet here it didn’t feel cliched or done to death. It was needed. YES, IT WAS NEEDED NO ARGUMENT THERE.
“Flying across the country to reunite with your true love was always the right move. (Always.) (In every case.)”
The sibling relationship is awwww.
The kids in this book are adorable, I want to cut their cheeks and eat them alive. 😀
What else? Neal and Georgie, the fit together and they made everything else fit together as well.
Thank you Rainbow for writing, thank you for everything.
Please never ever stop writing.