Offline (Book Thoughts: Love and Miss Communication, Elyssa Friedland)

23131103I thought Elyssa Friedland’s “Love and Miss Communications” was going to be a fun read, but it turned out to be a tedious one. The main character, Evie, is so unlikeable, and kind of stupid. She is supposed to be an educated lawyer, but she kept on doing one horrible act after another, and when bad things happen her way, I wasn’t able to sympathize, never mind empathize with what she was feeling. (Her internalized homophobia is a major turn off ) There are so many supporting characters here, and they come and go at odd times that it is sometimes hard to keep track on who is who and what is what. The main idea of the book – disconnecting from the internet – is done in such a clunky set up it felt forced and fake. Seriously, this book felt like a chore it made me want to get back online instead.

One thought on “Offline (Book Thoughts: Love and Miss Communication, Elyssa Friedland)

  1. Sorry you didn’t like it. I didn’t notice any inner-homophobia. Wasn’t she at a gay wedding in the beginning? I think her disconnect with her friends was more about them expecting to reach her on e-mail or Facebook.

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