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Every Seventh Wave [Kindle Edition]

Daniel Glattauer , Katharina Bielenberg , Jamie Bulloch
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Have you ever just clicked with someone?

Emmi and Leo met, fell in love and broke up via e-mail. After a year of silence, they find themselves in contact once more. Yet Emmi is still married to Bernhard, and Leo is just back from Boston with Pamela, his American girlfriend.

As the e-mails grow increasingly passionate, Emmi and Leo are faced with a difficult decision: could their romance survive the transition from digital to actual, or is it the distance that is keeping them together?

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'A brilliantly complex and sophisticated love story ... thought-provoking and engrossing' Metro .

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Have you ever just clicked with someone? Emmi and Lou met, fell in love and broke up via e-mail. After a year of silence, they find themselves in contact once more. Yet Emmi is still married to Bernhard, and Leo is just back from Boston with Pamela, his American girlfriend. As the e-mails grow increasingly passionate, Emmi and Leo are faced with a difficult decision: could their romance survive the transition from digital to actual, or is it the distance that is keeping them together?


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 697 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: MacLehose Press (20 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0089XJTK2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,941 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By L. H. Healy TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
Every Seventh Wave is the sequel to the novel Love Virtually. Readers of that first installment will know that we were left wondering what would happen with Emmi and Leo, our two protagonists, at the end of that book. Now is our chance to discover what happens next...

It's quite difficult to say a lot about this follow-up without including any spoilers, so I will try and be very careful in my review, but if it seems quite short, it may be because I needed to avoid mentioning much of the story.

Once again Emmi and Leo are corresponding with each other via email. (Although readers were left uncertain at the end of the first book as to whether they would be in contact again, I think it's fair to say that if you've gotten as far as thinking about reading the second book, it's not too much of a spoiler to say that they do start to communicate again - otherwise there wouldn't really be a second book!) What is for the reader to discover though, and not for me to reveal here, is how this romantic correspondence develops, and whether anything else will happen between the pair - will their love ever transcend the boundaries of email and become the real thing? After all, as Leo tells Emmi; `I'm sorry to say that happiness is not made of emails.'

The format of the novel, written totally in emails just like the first book, is a very effective idea and it is very well executed by the author. The exchanges are very often short and fast, the conversation zipping back and forth; this makes for quick and dramatic reading.

Without seeing each other's faces, there is always room for misinterpretation and doubt; there's a risk that one turn of phrase or sentence that is perhaps not quite clear in meaning could be misconstrued and thereby damage the bond that they share.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Didn't like the translation 21 Dec. 2012
By M. Cox
Format:Paperback
I came across this book through reading the French version (I don't read German)after reading Love Virtually in French then afterwards in English. I wasn't aware of a difference in translation in Love Virtually. But Every Seventh Wave seems to be aimed at the US market and Emmi speaks more like a cheerleader saying things like Yikes. The subtle and understated European voice gets lost and, for me, the biggest disappointment is when:

'To be together is to want to be together and one day, perhaps, to learn to get to know each other' in the French version becomes 'Togetherness is staying together, so that we might, at last, have a wonderful life together' US version
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'To see you, to hear you, to feel you, to feel you again, to kiss you, to touch you, to make love to you, to give you a child, to devour you becomes:
'Grabbing you, pulling you to the floor, making you pregnant, eating you up'.

Similarly 'to go stealing horses' is put in as a literal translation from a German phrase which means nothing to an English audience and apparently means in German to enjoy each other's company and play around together and in french is translated as flirting.

It would be nice to get the views of a German speaker.

So, while if you have read the first book, you will not be able to resist the second, it is a shame that at the end of the book when I most needed the subtlety of the relationship to be reflected in the language, I was somewhat disappointed.

Original French translations:
1. 'Etre ensemble, c'est vouloir rester ensemble, pour peut-etre un jour apprendre a bien se connaitre'
2. 'Te garder? T'adorer? Te voir? T'entendre? Te sentir? Te ressentir? T'embrasser? Te toucher? Te faire l'amour? Te faire un enfant? Te devorer'
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By mab
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As with the first book, I was utterly incapable of putting down Every Seventh Wave - I swallowed it down hole in an afternoon. I'd waited more than a year for this second instalment, but because the book is so well written, it helped me to remember key events from book one without being at all obvious about it. Truly a romance for our times. But because we all know there is no such thing as happily ever after, I'd rather like for Daniel Glattauer and his excellent translators to give us a third book soon...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I loved it! Thank you, Daniel Glattauer. 3 May 2013
By Lola TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
If you are lingering around this page, most probably it is because you read and enjoyed the prequel to "Every Seventh Wave", Love Virtually (as I did some time ago, thanks to the brilliant Amazon's Kindle Deal of the Day).

If you have not read the first book Love Virtually, you should do it immediately and prior to buying this one, as "Every Seventh Wave" is a surprise sequel to the virtual love story (that can happen to anybody, or so we would like to think).

Already enjoyed Love Virtually? Then read this! Even though, in my personal opinion, the first book was better. Just a little bit better. Truth be told, there is not much reinventing possible and not much you can do (stylistically, as well as where the story goes) for two books of email correspondence between two romantically involved people. But "Every Seventh Wave" is still surprising, clever, funny, satirical, sad, bittersweet, knowing, wise, thought-provoking and, at the same time, an easy read - I guarantee you will want to finish it in one sitting, and will be hungry for more! The format of the novel (which is made entirely of emails, yet again), is impressively executed by the author, Daniel Glattauer. And what a knowing guy this Herr Glattauer must be - he writes brilliantly using the voice of a female (occasionally hysterical) protagonist and male (occasionally frustratingly useless) one. But female! From a guy!

The storyline builds with uncertainty and I just could not stop turning the pages while the tension was building up.
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3.0 out of 5 stars After reading the first book I was excited to see ...
After reading the first book I was excited to see where the second would lead so bought it straight away but it had a different feel, it didn't flow and ended leaving me feeling... Read more
Published 2 months ago by miss sharon m munnings
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent
Published 6 months ago by E S Panov
5.0 out of 5 stars good holiday
interesting story with twists, good holiday read
Published 8 months ago by sophie
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Lovely
Published 10 months ago by emma
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderful sequel to Love Virtually.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful follow-up to a great book
Every Seventh Wave is a sequel to Love Virtually, so this review contains spoilers for that book - which is incidentally very good and which I'd probably give four stars to. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Theo
4.0 out of 5 stars Good sequel to Virtual Stranger
Good read, follow on from Virtual Stranger, slight twist to the plot at the end which I didnt see coming!
Published 12 months ago by Hayley
3.0 out of 5 stars meh
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I didn't know there was a sequel to Love Virtually, until I saw it advertised in the back of the Hardcopy. I know I only gave Love Virtually 3. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Dee
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
my kind of read and one that I have recommended to my friends and family and they have also enjoyed it
Published 16 months ago by kath riddle
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice read
I read the first in the series, months ago, and enjoyed it`s quirkiness, so I was looking forward to catching up with this one. Read more
Published 16 months ago by G. Titcomb
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