Mini Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Screen Shot 2017-07-18 at 4.34.17 PMLandline, which is not the material that the new movie featuring Jenny Slate is based upon, felt like a romantic comedy film in book form. The storyline revolves around a landline that permits the main character to communicate with her spouse in a slightly mystical way that isn’t feasible otherwise. She communicates about her problems with her life, her relationship, and her general aura of lostness at her current point in life (mom, two kids, married, successful television writing career). The novel was sugary sweet and I found it to be a tad superficial with the problems of the main characters (in comparison to the other books I tend to gravitate toward anyway), almost like it skims the top of the feelings/emotions/situations I wish were explored more. However, this dosage is probably before for a lot of people — I’m just not the perfect patron.

That said, would I pick up one of Rowell’s novels when I was seeking a book that wouldn’t make me dive too deep into my own head or feel too many things? Probably. My boyfriend is convinced I’ll enjoy Fangirl, so that’ll probably be the one I give a shot next.

4 thoughts on “Mini Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

  1. whatadifferenceawordmakes

    I really enjoy Rainbow Rowell’s books even though I tend towards the more angsty family dramas. They’re a nice break from darker books and I think the characters are always well thought out even if the stories don’t delve too deep. Attachments is probably my favourite of those I’ve read!


    1. Bri Post author

      Definitely! I realize I’m a bit of a hypocrite because when I picked this book up, I was looking for something that wasn’t too full of sadness, etc., and then that’s exactly what I ended up critiquing it for! I’m the worst. I have Attachments in my to read list to stumble upon the next time I want a light read.

      Thanks for checking out my blog 🙂



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