by Andy Matheson
Life appears to have passed by Will and Ruth, two lonely thirty-somethings with an umbilical dependence on their smartphones, until a random street theft brings them together. As they tentatively grow closer, they discover why a red Lego brick is a cure for a blank magnolia wall, how lives are inextricably linked to the power in a mobile phone battery, how shoelaces can become a moment of pure eroticism and how a text message can change your life. But when Ruth is caught up in a terror attack in central London, their budding relationship is turned on its head.
Laced with sardonic humour in the literary style of Nick Hornby with the visual comedy of Richard Curtis, this novel also carries a unique twist. The author has composed and recorded a soundtrack album, one song for each chapter. The ideal way to experience this is to read and then listen; or the other way around.
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MUSIC AVAILABLE ON DOWNLOAD OR ON SPOTIFY BELOW
A great modern day romance with a Quality Soundtrack
I had no idea what to expect and have not picked a book up for some time. It was fascinating to read and had me hooked within minutes. Full of people watching observational humour and more than a hint of how social media and our mobile phones can not only take over certain aspects of our life but sometimes can change things forever. Even if you don't read books, you should read this one.
True life observations to make you LOL. I received this on Sunday and finished it on Monday. It's a fabulous read and I really enjoyed the true to life observations which made me laugh. A really good mix of humour and emotions. I haven't yet listened to the accompanying play list but intended to... What a "novel" idea!
A modern day love story with music!
A love story, that made me chuckle with its observations of modern day 'courtship'. An easy read with a difference, as apparently there is a CD with 12 tracks to accompany the 12 chapters of the book. A definite re read when I get the CD! An unusual stocking filler for romantics.
A funny well written book
Loved the quirky observations. The book made me laugh out loud and surprised me. The link to the author’s music is very clever. Hoping for another book...