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Cute if you can get past silly and rambling
on October 10, 2013
The premise is too ridiculous to outline in full. Basically, an engaged women picks up a phone from a trash bin and begins a conversation with it's rightful owner, bringing them closer together. This is in the midst of her preparing to marry another man who ironically she doesn't know much at all.
Kinsella does dialogue well, and that is what carries this book especially given that it's basis is email conversations. I had to stop half way through because it was dragging too much with extraneous scenes, especially with the parents of the groom to be. There are some hilarious, memorable scenes with trademark Kinsella wit and creativity. They include singing in public, a lost ring (which is overly obsessed about), a scrabble game by email and a search by the two smitten characters when they're lost in the woods.
Although not my favourite book by Kinsella as a whole piece, there were worthy moments in it.