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About the Author
- ASIN : B00F7NGH0C
- Publication date : September 14, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1755 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 388 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,454,852 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Blogger, reviewer, and literary aficionada, Eve never found “the one,” and finds solace and pleasure in the written word.
“Instead of marrying myself, I think I’ll marry a library instead.” I like her! Such a passion for books!
When she thinks of romance, she thinks of Jane Austen with deep conversations, an exchange of hearts, and a true meeting of souls. Yeah, only in the books, sister!
Then Eden forms a close bond with a Twitter follower named Adam. Adam and Eve—what are the odds? Anyways, he’s a writer that woos her with his vast intellect, poetry, and international worldliness. He challenges her with debates on politics and gender rights. The two engage in such deep, philosophical conversation that it’s like they’re from the 1800’s or from the Renaissance. They pretty much carry a haughty tone throughout. But every now and then there is a sweet tenderness right out of Shakespeare scripture. Adam not only challenges Eve, but he provokes her and makes her feel worthy.
Book is compiled of blog entries, tweets, emails, and poetry with some story sprinkled in between. This is an old-fashioned love connection for the digital age. I thought there was just too much back and forth with the emails, which I guess makes sense as this was their only form of communication and it would be relatable in today’s age. But I just prefer more story than anything else.
This was “Dear Adam” all the way---it’s just nothing but love letters (or I should say love emails.)
I admire the authors bravery in daring to experiment with the traditional layout of a novel, because the majority of the dialogue takes the form of twitter messages, PM, emails, and telephone conversations on Skype.
The novel also addresses contemporary issues of new kinds of social interaction, and how friendships and romantic relationships can flourish without any kind of physical contact, rendering the participants vulnerable to lies and scams, or unprecedented opportunities and lasting relationships.
There’s no getting away from the Byronic Hero. Adam is mysterious, magnanimous, wealthy, and wicked, but he has an endearing quality: he loves our heroine, or does he?
There are two endings. I much prefer the second, because it improved the whole experience of reading by presenting an inspiring grand finale, where fiction and metafiction challenged me, as the reader, to decide what I had been reading, and what the final outcome would be.
If you’d like to read an innovative and thought-provoking novel, which also has all the traditional elements, such as a neat plot, real characters, and diverse geographical settings, then this is the book for you.
I find that I really enjoy well-written stories with that email and texting back and forth trope...lol
I was totally sucked into 'Dear Adam' and didn't want to put it down (to do mundane things like go back to work after my break, go the bathroom, eat, etc...lol).
There were a few editing issues with tense use. With bits of the story becoming annoying - like Adam NEVER revealing his physical self to Eden until the very end - and with the reader not really getting a well-enough description of his face, I still loved this story, with its likeable characters, intrigue, action, and a 'two-for-one' HEA!