Review: Attachements by Rainbow Rowell

AttachmentsIt’s not actually a love story. More like how-I-met-my-girlfriend kind of story.

Funny, very funny. It’s weird because I don’t normally give in and laugh even on the inside—or worse out loud. There was this one time, I was in school reading and suddenly I had to laugh (I was reading Beth and Jennifer’s email conversation) And I completely forgot I was outside in public reading. You can’t imagine the horror on my face when I suddenly realize what I’ve done. Of course, they gave me weird faces like I farted or something. But that’s what you get for laughing in public.

Light and easy read. We have to have books that don’t require deep thinking and heavy analysis. This is one of those. You just read and let the story flow in without having to question anything. Go with the flow—that’s the motto! The book I read before this was Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, which is not in any way light or easy. So when I read this, it was the perfect combo because it gave my mind a break (like Kitkat) from heavy thinking and complicated metaphors.

But to be honest, I never felt the climax. Not even anti-climactic. I actually don’t know where the climax was or if there was one. Because of how the story ran (which is in a calm tone), I never felt the intensity or like a strong passion towards the book. But since this is my first book of Rainbow’s, I still don’t know if it’s just her style or what. I don’t know if it’s just because it’s contemporary but I’ve read a number of contemporary books before that had a climax (or felt like it had a climax) Okay, maybe I did expect it to be a little more exciting because of how high her rating status was. But that’s just my observation.

Another thing I like to point out, as I’ve mention above that it’s not actually a love story more like how-I-met-my-girlfriend kind of story. Obviously, they’ll meet in some point but dude, what took so long?!—and that’s main reason why it’s not a love story. They didn’t include i-love-yous, first date, first kiss, or what have you; they just tackled the first part, which is how they met. Bummer, I wanted to know what they actually look like together, like in person. But no, you just had to make it an open ending. Thank you.

Actual Rating: ✰✰✰✰

Do I like it: Yes, especially after reading something heavy

Recommended: To people who want to experience what it’s like to laugh out loud

(Fullybooked, Paperback, P 599)


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