Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Review AND Giveaway - Attachments - Rainbow Rowell

Attachments is Rainbow Rowell's debut novel - and what a great debut it is! I adored it!

When the girl of his dreams broke Lincoln O'Neill's heart he retreated...into academia, moving back home with his mother and giving up socializing. He's even taken a night job with no contact with co workers. He's working at a newspaper (The Courier) as the Internet Security Officer. It isn't until he starts the job that Lincoln realizes he will be monitoring internal emails for inappropriate content.

Jennifer and Beth also both work at the Courier. They're best friends and their internal email is often (well, mostly) of a personal nature.  Which, of course, flags it for Lincoln. He should send them a warning, but he doesn't....he shouldn't keep reading their communications...but he does....He is fascinated by their lives and he finds himself falling in love with Beth.

Rowell has created such a warm, sweet, lovable character in Lincoln. His intrinsic goodness and caring (he's pretty cute too) make him a perfect catch, but he just can't see it himself.
"Lincoln wasn't inherently un-dateable. He'd gone on a date three years ago. A friend's sister had needed a date to a wedding. She'd danced all night with one of the groomsmen, who turned out to be her second cousin, while Lincoln ate exactly thirteen cream cheese mints."
"My get-a-life window. I think I was supposed to figure all this stuff out between twenty-two and twenty-six, and now it's too late."
The novel unfolds in alternating chapters - first from Beth and Jennifer and then from Lincoln.We get to know Jennifer and Beth, but in more of an arm's length way, as we only know of their lives through the emails. It was very easy to get caught up in Lincoln's quest to reclaim his life. It was impossible not to root for him. The supporting cast of characters were just as engaging. Lincoln's mom and her reluctance to let go of her son, his sister Eve and her determination to drag Lincoln out into the world and his loyal circle of Dungeon and Dragon playing friends. But of all the supporting characters I think I enjoyed Lincoln's interactions with Doris the snack lady the most. His kindness towards her was touching.

Rowell has written a delightfully heartwarming story. Attachments is a clever, witty, warm story that will capture you completely. A fantastic first novel - I'll be watching for Rowell's second!

You can find Rainbow on Facebook, and on  Twitter.

Also available in audio format. Listen to an excerpt.

Want a chance to read it yourself? I have a copy to giveaway! Simply leave a comment to be entered. Open to US and Canada. Ends Sunday May 1st.

Check out what others on the TLC tour thought.

62 comments:

debbie said...

I would love to read this book, it sounds really good.
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traveler said...

This delightful book sounds wonderful and thanks for the great review. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

What an enjoyable and special book. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

bermudaonion said...

This sounds like such a cute book! No need to enter me.

Sandy Jay said...

I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Tanu said...

Count me in! Sounds like a fun book.

Anonymous said...

I would love to read this
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Sarah said...

This sounds like a sweet light read.

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Patti V said...

I love the sound of this book. Definitely my kind of read.

Jordan W. said...

My husband's name is Lincoln :) You don't run by that name very often!

rubynreba said...

Please enter me. Sounds good!
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BRN2SHOP9 said...

Sound's like a good read.

Lojo said...

A fun weekend read!

Emily H. said...

Great contest!

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missreneer said...

This looks like a great read. Thanks for the amazing giveaway :)

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christa @ mental foodie said...

Sounds interesting!

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Thanks for the giveaway! Please enter me as well.
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Pamela Keener said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
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LisaMM said...

I just love the sound of this book and Lincoln seems like such a sweet character. Great review; thank you so much for being on the tour!

binabug said...

thanks would love a chance to win this

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linett said...

would love to read this, thanks

Margie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Looks good!
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Sue said...

I'd love it!
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Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

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Jessica said...

Ahh reading of secret emails no good can come of this or can it??? lol

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Melissa said...

I've been wanting to read this. Count me in. :) I'll post this in my Winning Wednesday blog, as well.
Thanks!
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tatertot374 said...

thank you
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Cheryl F. said...

I would love to read Attachments :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Count me in!

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Aths said...

I've read so many interesting reviews of this book. I'd love to be entered.

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Mel said...

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christine said...

Rainbow is a local for me - would love to win this one!

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a real librarian said...

Sounds really good!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Please count me in! Thanks!
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MJ said...

I'd love to read this.

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Amy said...

I've read some great reviews of this book and it sounds interesting. Please enter me in your giveaway!

Thank you!
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sweetsue said...

This sounds good. I hate to think of someone reading my emails to girlfriends. They would be blushing!
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Jenn S. said...

Sounds like something I would enjoy!

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Miranda Ward said...

The book looks great~

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good read.
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mom2girls said...

This sounds brilliant, could be me LOL - I am the most socialy awkwark person I know ;)
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Anonymous said...

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Debbie Kennedty said...

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Debbie Kennedy said...

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missreneer said...

This is my first time hearing about this book and it sounds adorable. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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degood said...

This sounds like a great book to throw in the beach bag for some lazy summer day read!

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I'm always interested in first books! Thanks!

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AEKZ2 said...

I'm looking for something new to read, and this would be perfect.

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Jim said...

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Nancye said...

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Dorothy said...

I love to read!

Betty C said...

I read Rainbow's newspaper column regularly and I would love to read this book.
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rossjenc said...

I am always looking for a new good read. Please consider me. Thanks!

rossjenc said...

I am always looking for a good read. Please consider me. Thanks!