Landline

Landline 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 Ma

  • Title: Landline
  • Author: Rainbow Rowell
  • ISBN: 9781250049544
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 writeGeorgie 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 startsIs that what she s supposed to do Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened

    One thought on “Landline”

    1. I've loved all Rainbow Rowell's other books, but this one just didn't do it for me. The premise was ridiculous and I hated pretty much every character except Heather. Especially Neal, GOD I hated Neal, what an awful, miserable person. I'm really confused as to how he's supposed to be an appealing character since he's not even described with any redeeming qualities really - a short, fat guy who never laughs, smiles or expresses his feelings in any way, apart from just silently projecting misery a [...]

    2. Updated September 6, 2014: Ugh, trying to write about each successive Rainbow Rowell novel gets more and more difficult. How many different ways are there to say THIS WAS SO GOOD. HER WORDS ARE SO GOOD. HER CHARACTERS SO GOOD. EVERYTHING GOOD. RELATE SO MUCH. HELP.That's pretty much all I feel like saying, because even over a month later, my feelings about this book are so jumbly wumbly it's hard to get them to sit still long enough to make them cohesive enough to write about.Granted, having nev [...]

    3. DNF about halfway through. As always, I like the author's narrative voice, but as a character sketch of a marriage, this wasn't quite sharp enough or funny enough or emotional enough for my taste. I also find Georgie's profession rather jarring, in that it was rather unrealistically portrayed in both the details and in Georgie's character. Had I never read Liane Moriarty, who writes excellent books that humorously dissect marriages and relationships, and had I never worked in entertainment, I mi [...]

    4. Since this book hasn't been released yet (MWAHAHA I READ IT BEFORE EVERYONE!) I'm not going to say too much here, but I will be mentioning it on my channel closer to the release date. For now, here is a little blurb of my thoughts:This was a really different read, and I realized when finishing it that a big part of that is because it is NOT Young Adult. The cover looks it, Rainbow Rowell writes young adult, but this is adult and it shows. It's darker, it's more realistic, and it's less idealisti [...]

    5. "You don't know when you're twenty-three.You don't know what it really means to crawl into someone else's life and stay there. You can't see all the ways you're going to get tangled, how you're going to bond skin to skin. How the idea of separating will feel in five years, in ten -- in fifteenShe didn't know it at twenty-three."This book guys. THIS BOOK. I finished this book in a handful amount of hours in one sitting. Now I know why everybody seems to praise Rainbow Rowell so much. She's absolu [...]

    6. I saw a friend reading this book just now - and remembered I read it early last year. Since it won "BEST FICTION" on in 2014I figured then it must be worth a $1.99. ( the sale price at the time). It was sooooo 'fair' that when I saw that my overdrive library had it available, too, - I thought it might be better as an audio -- afterall - the name of the book is called "Landline".Well- reading it - or listening to it - I enjoyed this conversation ( the story), for about as long as I do many phone [...]

    7. IMPORTANT NOTE: if you don't want to be spoiled for the TV show lost, hold off on reading this book until you are done watching it. ~*~PSA OVER~*~I really enjoyed this book a lot. It may be more of a 4.5I'll have to sit on it. It's heartbreaking and wonderful and full of feels, but still not my favorite Rowell book I don't think. Pretty great nonetheless!

    8. Landline = Lame. Seriously, this won best fiction book in 2014? I beg to differ. This was predictable and boring. A landline to the past Georgie uses to contact her current husband who has decided to spend Christmas with his 2 daughters at his family's home in Omaha. Why? Because Georgie is a comedy writer and has to work on a show. I don't get the hype around this one - wasn't worth the read and I'm glad I didn't purchase it.

    9. Not quite three stars but almost there.^^ Oh wow! I never thought I’d say this of a Rainbow Rowell novel but my reading experience with this one bordered between a little “meh” and sort of “like”. It’s interesting because it’s a story about an old yellow landline that magically lets 2013 Georgie talk to her husband, Neal, in his 1998 version. It’s a little “meh” because after more than 310 pages, nothing big really happened. Georgie and Neal’s marriage is at the brink of [...]

    10. “That's what love is, Georgie. Accidental damage protection.”3.5/5 starsAfter reading Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell had a safe and warm place in my booklover's heart. Of course I was thrilled to get my hands on Landline.First things first: the novel is dedicated to "Kai". Big plus Mrs. Rowell, very big plus!It was easy and nice reading Landline, but the plot was weak, to be frank. There wasn't much happening, characters and not answered phone calls and a self-pitying protagonist kept bothering me. [...]

    11. 3.5*I really enjoyed this! Georgie was a bit of a frustrating character at times but overall it was a really cute read! Video review to come!

    12. Meow! Ah, Rainbow Rowell, you have stolen my heart yet again. Another beautiful, heartfelt, emotionally rewarding, and insanely hilarious novel from start to finish. This book made me smile. Rowell's novels are like comfort food. They always make you feel warm and happy inside. Georgie McCool, you're one crazy nut, and Neal, you're the coolest little hobbit I ever did know. lol I enjoyed reading about Georgie and Neal's backstory as a couple. Rowell's various characters are relatable, quirky, si [...]

    13. Landline is different from what I expected: first of all it's an adult book which I only realized when I started it, but this is totally my fault and also not a bad thing. I was due for an adult book. And, unlike her usual contemporary reads, this one has a bit of a paranormal vibe to it. I'm not sure how I felt about this at first, I loved the mind-f*ck nature of it, but it has an element that very rarely impresses me (view spoiler)[[time-travel] (hide spoiler)], so I was afraid of the directio [...]

    14. Re-read 12/20/17: Omg. Guys. I just read this book for the first time while in a serious relationship and I have to say: I love it more than ever before. The dynamic between Georgie and Neal feels even more real to me now that I have more ~experience~ and I just love this book so damn much and for some reason I'm crying????????? Like da fuck I've never cried reading this book before excuse me while I'm all up in my feels D;Re-read 12/8/15: Still loved this so, so much. I want a Neal of my own. * [...]

    15. I need this book now. Everything Rowell touches turns to gold. Love all her books. How can you not? Lincoln, Park and Levi. Need I say more??!

    16. 4.5Esse livro falou muito comigo e me emocionei muitas vezes durante a leitura. Ele toca num dos medos que sempre tive e que no momento em q estou vivendo agora, isso é ainda mais evidente. Sabe quando está tudo lindo no seu relacionamento e parece que se melhorar estraga? Quando as coisas em volta de vc podem não dar certo, mas aquilo sempre dá? Só que depois de anos num relacionamento estável, morando juntos, chegando perto dos 30, vem aquelas questões: casamento? Filhos? E esse livro t [...]

    17. “Fitting together is something you work at. It’s something you make happen—because you love each other.There are reasons that this book resonates with me. It hits home on so many of my own fears and hopes and dreams. Not so much the magic telephone part of it because I came from a time when rotary phones weren’t just a novelty item but the I’ve been with the same person for so long that sometimes I forget we are two individual people instead of just one entity.You don't know what it re [...]

    18. 4.5Antes de falar o que eu achei desse livro, quero deixar BEM CLARO que ele é um livro adulto. Se você ainda não teve um relacionamento sério com alguém, talvez essa não seja uma estória que irá apreciar. Vai depender mesmo de quais são as suas expectativas em relação a um relacionamento sério, na verdade. Eu tinha uma ideia completamente enganada do que era antes de iniciar um com o meu marido e agora sei que é um esforço diário para mantê-lo. Que não é só amar alguém como [...]

    19. *4.5 stars*WAY better than I was expecting. I sort of fell in love with this one.When it comes to audiobooks, it is nearly impossible to sort out what is good simply because the writing was good and what was good because the narrator was good. In this case, it was both. This is the second audiobook that I've listened to from Rainbow Rowell, the first being Attachments, and both narrators were amazing. Rebecca Lowman was a total pro, nailing each character. Her male voices were sexy, something th [...]

    20. 2.5 starsI really thought I was going to like this novel, but in truth had to force myself to finish it. The storyline is interestingDad plays Mr. Mom with two cute kids and breadwinner Mom chooses work over family during the holidays that puts further strain on the marriage (no spoiler here).but the dialogue (on and off the magic time-traveling phone) was just a bit too contrived, and at times, even pointless and cornybut hey, do not listen to me. This novel won the 2014 GR Best Fiction Award a [...]

    21. MEU. DEUS. DO CÉU. Só isso mesmo. Meu Deus do céu. A única opinião que consigo formar.Esse livro foi incrível e apaixonante do começo ao fim. Me senti preso desde a primeira página, me apeguei aos personagens com uma velocidade surpreendente e meu coração simplesmente se entregou à leitura. Mais uma vez, Rainbow conseguiu acertar em cheio em escrever uma história 100% relacionável. À medida que eu lia, parece que tirava conselhos e aprendizados pra minha própria vida, sabe? Eu sim [...]

    22. I always find it quite a shame when the concept of a book is thwarted by its development. Like the author came up with a great idea for a book but wasn't able to write down a story up to the standards of that idea.That's what I feel that happened with 'Landline'. The idea that somebody in the present could talk with someone from the past over a landline phone sounds really interesting. The way Rowell spun her story around this idea was not so.A thirty seven year-old woman named Georgie McCool ch [...]

    23. 3.5 starsAs always, Rainbow created another great, realistic cast of characters. But this plot I felt was a little bit dry and in the end, it was anticlimactic and there were several loose ends. My least favorite by Rowell, as expected.

    24. More of a 3.5. Georgie McCool is at the peak of her TV writing career with the news of the one show she and her best friend, Seth, had been dreaming about since they first started working together right out of college. It’s everything she’s ever wanted. The only problem is, she’d have to skip the family Christmas vacation to Omaha that’s been planned weeks in advanced. Neal, being the kind and loving husband that he is, doesn’t push her, but is visibly upset that Georgie considers stay [...]

    25. Hmmm I have mixed feelings about this book. It's basically everything I feared when I thought of Rainbow Rowell's books as fluffy romance novels, but I do think it delivered an insightful and important message. Also, this is probably the perfect book to read as the holidays approach, as it gives you those warm and fuzzy I'm-so-thankful-for-everyone-in-my-life feelings.The main character, Georgie McCool, begins to reflect on the problems and nature of her marriage when her husband Neal takes thei [...]

    26. I loved this book! I really loved it so much - the characters were all so real and so likable despite their flaws, and I felt every emotion in the book so fully. It made me laugh, it made me worry, and it really made me take a good long look at my own life/relationship to make sure I'm working as hard as I can from each and every point onward. It left me feeling so happy and hopeful and I really couldn't put it down the whole time I was reading it. Highly recommended.

    27. Gah. People just do not appreciate how good Rainbow Rowell's writing is. Oh well. I suppose it's to be expected considering we are living in the age of the overwrought cliche and the weird sex-type-thing.I'll admit I wasn't as excited about Landline as I was about Rowell's other books, so color me genuinely surprised when I liked this one as much as I did. Her dialogue is stellar, and I always manage to find myself amazed at how easy it is. How natural and real and flowing. People do speak to ea [...]

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