„Attachments“ by Rainbow Rowell
I am an IT person, a software developer. People always seem so impressed when you say that, as if you are a wizard coming home from Hogwarts, but there’s no magic to a job like that. Most times, I feel a lot like Lincoln in „Attachments“.
From the Blurb:
„Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill can’t believe this is his job now- reading other people’s e-mail. When he applied to be „internet security officer,“ he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.
When Lincoln comes across Beth’s and Jennifer’s messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can’t help being entertained and captivated-by their stories.“
Because even though people think you are a lot like Harry Potter, they just want you to fix their computers. Lincoln got his current job in an ad, that promised him the fun job of a magician, but he ended up reading others people’s emails at night. I don’t read other peoples eMails, but I can relate when it comes to a promise of Hogwarts, and then you end up in the cupboard under the stairs.
Which is probably why I love this book so much. I can’t be objective, because there is too much of me in these pages.
And not just in Lincoln, but also in the girls writing the eMails that he reads. It’s amazing how you fall for them just the way Lincoln does, how you get captivated and sucked into their lives from their eMails alone. At the end of „Attachments“, all of the characters are people who are close to your heart and who you will never forget. Even Lincoln’s mom, or his nerdy friends, or an unborn baby.
I am very much in love with this book. It’s my first Rainbow Rowell read, but I will definitely pick up more books from her. And I would recommend the same to all my friends. As I have said to one of them before: „Attachments“ is the sweetest book I have ever read.