- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Orion (30 July 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140915212X
- ISBN-13: 978-1409152125
- Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 2.3 x 15.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Landline Paperback – 30 Jul 2015
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Best for a romantic break ... Rom-com fans will lap it up. (GRAZIA)
I was completely knocked sideway by how good Landline is. (Alison Flood THE BOOKSELLER)
This clever romantic comedy is perfect company for a stretch on the beach. (GLAMOUR)
This is a great journey book, as Georgie fumbles about finding herself and what she and Neal need to stay together. I recommend this to anybody for a fun summer read (even though it is set at Christmas!), and I really enjoyed the ups and downs of Georgie's Christmas turmoil. (THE GUARDIAN ONLINE)
Landline's premise is fairly simple: given the chance to change a small aspect of the past, would you? But there's so much more. Rowell's way with dialogue is amazing (and useful, given that most of the book consists of telephone conversations). Neal's mother, only ever a presence on the other end of the line, is as well realised as any of the characters we get to 'see'. Landline is great on the complexities of adult relationships too, showing how a search for balance can be what love is made of and how a thousand tiny compromises mean more than the grandest romantic gesture (EMERALD STREET)
If you could talk to someone in the past in order to influence the future, would you? That's the idea behind Rainbow Rowell's clever new book. (WOMAN)
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Top Customer Reviews
I found this an incredibly enjoyable read. Rowell has an immense power to submerge her readers, to make us feel included in her worlds and to make us worry and feel for her characters.
In all honesty I do not enjoy romance novels all that much, but hers are an exception.
As for the book as an object/product: I definitely recommend buying it. The cover design is absolutely beautiful. It is really simple, but looks really nice on my bookshelf.
(I bought the paperback edition, in case you were wondering)
Although this story sounds like it is mainly about Georgie being glued to a phone that is somehow connected to the past, that's not what this book is about at all. Now thinking about it, this book is very simple. It basically details the antics of Georgie McCool from December 17th through to Christmas Day. Taking place over a mere nine days, I feel like I've lived a lifetime with Georgie. Rowell has seamlessly weaved bits from the past into a story that takes place in the present in such a way that you don't even realise it's happening.Read more ›
I really liked the idea of Landline and Georgie connecting with Neal in the past. I did figure out the meaning behind it about half way through, but that didn’t spoil the story for me, I had just managed to get so involved with Georgie’s character that things started to click into place.
I also really enjoyed the flashbacks in Georgie and Neal’s past when they were younger and loved reading about how they met and got married. Although the relationship between Georgie and Neal seemed unusual there was something raw and honest about it that I had also liked in Eleanor and Park.
I liked the quick fire dialogue in this, it keeps you reading on and actually makes for compelling
I NEED a yellow landline phone now and I did actually go on amazon and see if I could get one, but no such luck.
Although Landline was great, my heart still belongs to Eleanor and Park, that is still my favourite read from Rainbow.
A compelling story that makes you appreciate the ones that you love.
Georgie loves her job, she has been working hard all her life to achieve success writing scripts in her television job. She has been finding it hard juggling her career with her family life, her husband Neal and two children are beginning to suffer.
Neal takes the children to his mothers for Christmas in Nebraska something that Georgie didn't think he would do. She is on the verge of producing her show and she cannot give up the opportunity, she thought Neal would understand and stay, but as he says they have paid for the tickets. Georgie begins to wonder if she has made the right choice, is her marriage over?
Georgie has practically moved back home with her mum, things are made worse when her family keep assuming Neal has left her, he hasn't has he? She begins to doubt herself and wonders if the job was really worth it. Georgie begins to not keep up with her work, she has to though, isn't this what got her into this mess in the beginning?
Georgie uses the landline in her bedroom to call Neal to make sure he is o.k but things are not as they seem. Neal is Neal but in the 80's how can this be happening? And Why? What does this all mean? Can Georgie work it out and save her marriage before it is too late?
The secondary characters in the story are just as interesting as the main ones, I particularly enjoyed reading about Heather, Georgies sister, I found she bought humor to the novel and I felt like I knew her by the end of it as her character was so well developed. I had the same feeling about Seth Georgies life long friend and colleague.Read more ›
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“Nobody's lives just fit together. Fitting together is something you work at. It's something you make happen - because you love each other. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Fall-out-book-nerd
I am a big fan of Rainbow Rowell, but for me 'Landline' was not as enjoyable as 'Fangirl' and 'Eleanor and Park' both of which I love to bits. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Linda Dobinson
Heartwarming, interesting, and thought-provoking.
For me what resonated throughout this novel is the idea that a successful marriage does not occur just from finding the... Read more
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Enjoyed this book very much! I love Rowell's writing style, and I found it hard to put down this book.Published 11 months ago by Hazel A
It was okay. Didn't find this book amazing, found myself skipping the bits where she talks to her husband in the past. It was all a bit repetitive and pointless at times.Published 12 months ago by ROWENA
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