Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell


Author: Rainbow Rowell
Published: 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: N/A
Rating: B

It feels really rare to come across a book that isn’t part of a series anymore. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell is one of those rarities.

1999. The year of Y2K craziness and before everyone had almost constant access to the internet via mobile devices. With technology taking off, most companies began scrambling to find ways to monitor their employees’ computer activity. Fear of slacking off at work and using company time for illicit things made many employers hire IT people to monitor the worker’s online activity.

Lincoln is one of those people. His job consists of three things; reading red flagged e-mails, fixing the occasional computer problem and being bored out of his mind. He hates his job. The late hours and reading other people’s e-mails makes him feel like a voyeuristic troll. Despite this, he can’t help but enjoy reading the red flagged e-mail exchanges between Jennifer (a paranoid editor) and Beth (a quick-witted movie critic), who both work for the local newspaper. Continue reading