Throwback Thursday is a meme created by Renee at It’s Book Talk to share old favorite books rather than just the new shiny ones. This is a great idea to bring back to life some much-loved books. Please feel free to join in.
My choice for this week is:
Landline is a poignant read by my favourite YA author Rainbow Rowell. Even though it’s not YA fiction and I generally read YA fiction only, I just loved the book. Rainbow Rowell has a distinct writing style which can never be dull to read, I believe. The characters in the book are so realistic and the magic telephone which can call the past brings a magical element in the story.
I particularly love how the story is narrated with charm and how the storyline shuttles between the present and the past. The story is unique in the sense that generally other books are about falling in love or related themes but this is about two people already in love with differences between them and the crux of the story is how the magic telephone helps them , actually helps Georgie to understand Neal better and it finally leads to their reconciliation…
The main characters were Georgie, Neal and Seth and they were amazing. The side characters like Georgie’s mom, her sister, her children , etc added to story significantly, in their own way.
Plot: Plot: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?
So to whom I’d recommend this book to? I’d say fans of Rainbow Rowell (obviously) and people who believe in happily-ever-afters.❣