Wednesday, April 8, 2015

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Read Bottom Up

Read Bottom UpAbout Read Bottom Up

Print Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Dey Street Books (April 7, 2015)
A charming novel about falling in love (or like) in the digital age—the never-before-seen full story.

Madeline and Elliot meet at a New York City restaurant opening. Flirtation—online—ensues. A romance, potentially eternal, possibly doomed, begins.

And, like most things in life today, their early exchanges are available to be scrutinized and interpreted by well-intentioned friends who are a mere click away.

Madeline and Elliot's relationship unfolds through a series of thrilling, confounding, and funny exchanges with each other, and, of course, with their best friends and dubious confidants (Emily and David). The result is a brand-new kind of modern romantic comedy, in format, in content, and even in creation—the authors exchanged e-mails in real time, blind to each other's side conversations. You will nod in appreciation and roll your eyes in recognition; you'll learn a thing or two about how the other half approaches a new relationship . . . and you will cheer for an unexpected ending that just might restore your faith in falling in love, twenty-first-century style.

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Review: Do you have an hour or so?

Do you want to read something fun and a little bit quirky?

If you do, you might want to pick up Read Bottom Up.

I read this in one sitting and I didn't want it to end.

Its a relationship story, but not really a romance, and its told through a series of emails between the couple; Madeleine and Elliot and their BFFs, Emily and David.

These emails will have you laughing quite a bit as the relationship progresses. Madeleine and Elliot are two people that really shouldn't be together. They are really very two different people that are at different places in their lived.

Madeleine is by far the more mature of the two. She is looking for more than just fun, though she does her fair share of partying. Elliot is just a good time boy. He's not the type that's really looking for anything permanent.

The emails that are exchanged are fabulous and so are David and Emily. The friends really keep them grounded.

So if you are looking for something fun and fast paced, this is definitely your book.

Highly recommended!

Rating: 5 flowers


About Neel Shah and Skye Chathambo

Neel Shah is a screenwriter in Los Angeles. He used to be a reporter at the New York Post and his work has appeared in Glamour, GQ, and New York magazine.
skyeSkye Chatham is a writer living in New York. Her work has appeared in various publications, including GQ and Maxim.


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Wow, I didn't realize this was such a quick read. It sounds like a lot of fun!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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