Landline 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?

Sadly, I did not enjoy  Landline as much as I'd expected I would. It's a good book, it's definitely okay, and I like Rowell's style of writing, but the story didn't work for me.

I don't know if I had too high expectations about this one or what really happened while reading it. When I started reading it I didn't really know what to expect and then suddenly the writing completely ensnared me and I had a surge of love for it, I couldn't put it down, I wanted to basically swallow it whole. But then as I read on I started feeling more and more incredulous. The whole time travelling through a landline bothered me a bit and just didn't really work for me and Georgie's entire situation was just so glum and depressing and I just started feeling a bit sad while reading it. I think the writing is really great, but it just pulled me down rather than in. The ending felt very much like a Hollywood romantic cliché-filled film, relying a bit too much on the reader being wrapped up in the glory and love, and I was just too bummed out by it all.

by Rainbow Rowell
ISBN13: 9781409154914
310 pages / Published in 2014

Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2015


  1. Jeg holdt faktisk meget af denne bog. Den forekom mig som værende meget ... ærlig og smuk.

  2. Det er faktisk først for nylig at jeg fandt ud af at den her bog har sådan noget tidsrejse-halløj. Før jeg fandt ud af det var bogen egentlig ikke en must-read for mig, især ikke efter skuffelsen med Attachments. Jeg er dog en sucker for alt der har med tidsrejser at gøre, så jeg tror jeg giver den her en chance :)


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