2015 | Post #06: Book review || Attachments by Rainbow Rowell


Rainbow Rowell is the author of Eleanor and Park and Fangirl, both of which I still have yet to read. Attachments is the first book of hers that I have read and I must say that I truly enjoyed it. It’s a light hearted story about friendship and love and office emails. Yep, you read it right, OFFICE EMAILS. That is actually the reason why this book piqued my interest.

I have read a couple of books where the stories were told through mails (Daddy Long Legs) and emails/IMs (Love, Rosie). Both I enjoyed tremendously so as soon as I read the story summary, I bought Attachments. I didn’t notice that it was written by Rainbow Rowell until my cousin told me so.

The story timeline was 1999, when all were frantic about the Y2K bug that was supposed to happen at the turn of the new century. It was also the time when internet and emails were fairly new to the newspaper publishers and traditional journalists.

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Emily Owens, M.D.

I was never a fan of medical dramas. Though I found George Clooney sexy especially when he was younger, I never once watched an ER episode. When House was launched, I suddenly found myself engrossed and eager to watch new episodes every week.

So I thought most medical dramas were good. I thought I didn’t like ER coz I was just too young to understand it before. After House, I tried watching Grace Anatomy thinking that I’d like it as well. Sadly, I was wrong. I learned that I liked House only because of its comedy, no matter how dark it became at some point, and its CSI-like concept – investigating and dissecting all possible things and circumstances surrounding the patient to give the correct diagnosis and therefore the cure. Most of the time it’s a hit and miss but Gregory House’s mind worked in a different level than most…

Well, House ended last year. ‘Sad that its ending wasn’t as fabulous as its beginning. But I was generally sad because I had no more medical drama to watch. Until…

Emily Owens, M.D. If I remember it correctly, the reason why I gave this drama a try was the preview of its first episode. It was so funny that I just had to give it a shot.

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