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Gut gegen Nordwind by Daniel Glattauer
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Gut gegen Nordwind (original 2006; edition 2008)

by Daniel Glattauer

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Title:Gut gegen Nordwind
Authors:Daniel Glattauer
Info:Goldmann (2008), Ausgabe: 16. Aufl., Taschenbuch, 224 Seiten
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Love Virtually by Daniel Glattauer (2006)

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Amazing book I have must say! Initially when I first laid hands on this book it was purely for its attractive cover and later for its summary but once I started reading it I just could not put it down even though I had so many half-read-books :P in hand. The concept and the writing format of this book is so original and matured that I was consumed by it till I finished. After having read so many love stories I can still say that ‘Love Virtually’ was a real different one. The email exchange between the two protagonist Emmi and Leo was witty, child like as well as very matured and sensible… having shared all most all what they feel in their respective emails they knew where to draw a line before it goes out of hand… I just can’t wait to read its sequel :) ( )
  Versha.Bharat | Jul 12, 2013 |
Wow! First book of 2013 and what a great piece of writing it is - brilliant!
  sally906 | Apr 3, 2013 |
Dos personas, que se ponen en contacto cuando una de ella manda un mensaje electrónico a otra por error, logran desarrollar una relación que se convierte en amorosa después de algún tiempo. Los personajes van mostrando diferentes aspectos de su personalidad durante el intercambio de mensajes, y van narrando aspectos de su vida no virtual. Es una novela ligera, con humor y que tiene continuación. ( )
  alalba | Sep 13, 2012 |
Boring and desperate (respectively) characters engage in a boring and desperate e-mail conversation. Personal messages can be exciting, creative, imaginative, but not in this dull humourless cabbage. I didn't find the ambiguity of the form (e.g. the identity of each character isn't certain) interesting. I didn't like the radio serialisation either. Forcing the gender of the correspondents by employing gendered voice actors didn't help. ( )
  NRTurner | Sep 4, 2012 |
The book had great insights into ow people react when they are insecure (in matters of love and feelings). I think it was a bit slow at times and also, I think the ending wasn't great - it feels like it was left open on purpose, for a "sequel". But all in all an entertaining read with good characters. ( )
  monkeybooks | Sep 6, 2011 |
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15. Jänner
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Ich möchte bitte mein Abonnement kündigen. Geht das auf diesem Wege? Freundliche Grüße, E. Rothner.
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Nicht ich bin pathologisch, sondern Sie benehmen sich verbalerotisch verhaltensoriginell, lieber Leo.
Wir dürfen nicht beginnen, in die Privatsphäre des anderen einzudringen.
Ich kann heute nicht schlafen. Habe ich Ihnen eigentlich schon einmal vom Nordwind erzählt? Ich vertrage keinen Nordwind, wenn mein Fenster offen ist.
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'Write to me, Emmi. Writing is like kissing, but without lips. Writing is kissing with the mind.' It begins by chance: Leo receives emails in error from an unknown woman called Emmi. Being polite he replies, and Emmi writes back. A few brief exchanges are all it takes to spark a mutual interest in each other, and soon Emmi and Leo are sharing their innermost secrets and longings. The erotic tension simmers, and it seems only a matter of time before they will meet in person. But they keep putting off the moment - the prospect both excites and unsettles them. And after all, Emmi is happily married. Will their feelings for each other survive the test of a real-life encounter? And if so, what then? Love Virtually is a funny, fast-paced and utterly absorbing novel, with plenty of twists and turns, about a love affair conducted entirely by email.… (more)

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