Point, Click, Love
Best friends and fellow midwesterners Katie, Annie, Maxine, and Claudia are no strangers to dealing with love and relationships, but with online dating and social networking now in the mix, they all...more
Molly Shapiro's debut novel, "Point, Click, Love," has all the necessary ingredients for a modern chick-lit novel -- successful and strong female characters, relationship issues and modern problems. One character is the sole breadwinner for her family, one character is divorced but looking for love, one character's biological clock is ticking and one character is having marital difficulties. The execution, however, falls a little flat. The dialogue between characters is stilted and the writing h...more
There seemed to be an overall disdain of the internet which gave the book a feeling of overwhelming self-righteousness. The message in the end is less prejudiced, but by the time I got to the end I felt that I had been beaten...more
Point, Click, Love is Molly Shapiro's debut novel.
Four women in Kansas are each facing a crisis of sorts in their lives. Maxine, a successful artist married to an equally successful doctor, finds that their relationship (and sex life) is suffering. When her husband refuses to acknowledge the problem, she instead becomes immersed in the lives of celebrities, scouring online gossip sites. Claudia is angry, very angry. Her husband Steve isn't working and doesn't even...more
I did not know much about Point, Click, Love before I started reading. It is about four women living in the Kansas City suburbs, Johnson County to be exact, who finds the Internet playing a part in how they define love and happiness. Maxine, Claudia, Katie, and Annie are four friends who are at different places in their lives romantically. They all have the Internet to thank for their current state in life. Annie is desperate to have a child and takes to t...more
Claudia is married to Steve. Steve has been out of work for quite some time. Instead of scouring the newspaper job section, he sits on the couch channel surfing and updating his Facebook status. Claudia has...more
The story follows four friends as they deal with some tough issues. Katie is a divorced mother of two who uses the internet to get back in the dating game. She has decided she...more
FULL REVIEW: OK, now I've read it the book. It was... fine. Without reading the blurb on the back of the book, I wouldn't have known that the four women were supposed to be friends until the middle of the book. There was nothing earth-shattering about this book. The basic gist of it is that technology can screw up your lo...more
Ever since Sex and the City, authors have tried to recreate the magic that it created for women across the country. Most of them have, unfortunately fallen short of connecting with their audience in quite the same way. With Point, Click, Love, Molly Shapiro attempts to add her name to the list of those following in the stilettoed foot...more
I didn't read the blurb of Point,Click,Love properly before I started on the book so honestly I didn't know much about it when I started reading the book except that it's some kind of chick lit.
I have to say, I enjoyed this book. I thought it was a little slow at first and I had assumed that the whole novel followed Kate's story (my bad) but further into the book, I started to really get interested!
Point, Click, Love reminded me a bit of the film He's Just Not That Into You. It's about four wome...more
Each of the four characters is in a different place in life from newly divorced to eternally single and they are each trying to figure out what kind of future they each want out of life. With four characters and their families, I did have to make a post it note to keep the gir...more
The book details 4 women: Katie, Claudia, Maxine, and Annie. All at different aspects in their lives and the book theme seems to revolve around sex, i.e.: not enough, not at all, affairs, or not wanting it. They each want what the others have in a sense but they are able to give each other advice. I like the lay out of the book. At first a different character each chapter confused me but after I realized it was only 4 characters and they each intermingle it was an easy re...more
The dialogue is a bit uninspiring in some parts, and rushed in others, pushing the plot forward too quickly...more
This book follows the ups and downs of four women as they use the internet as a way to escape or transform their lives. One is a single woman looking for a sperm donor, another a divorced mother looking to get back into the dating scene, the third seeks excitement through celebrity gossip to escape her less than ideal marriage and the last lets her suspicions of her husbands online infid...more
Despite heralding the four central women as “best friends,” we see very little interaction between them. The book’s third-person...more
The characters were a bit shallow and not very developed. The chapters switched which character's point of view you were getting, and sometimes in the story I had a hard time discerning which character I was reading.
I wavered between giving it 2 or 3 stars. It would not be my first recommendation, but not a completely wasted lazy afternoon read.
I feel bad being 'nit-pick...more