Every Seventh Wave
I read both novels several years ago almost in one sitting and forgot about them till this summer, when I stumbled upon them by chance. One book can’t be read without the other, and they need to be read in order.
As I started to ...more
I loved Love Virtually! It was fun, quirky, bittersweet...all those wonderful ingredients that make a rom-com pop!!! It had a great ending. Sort of open-ended that left a lot up to the reader's imagination and really left me wanting more. However beware what you wish for as sometimes more is not what a book needs!
This sequel was so disappointing! It felt so uninspired. Plot lines and devices used in the first book that once felt so fres ...more
I had no idea if the author would be able to create a book as good as the first one... and right now I'm not sure if we can actually compare them since they're both so very different.
Contra el viento del norte truly is an amazing book, it's cleverly written and the ending is.. just... genius!, it makes the book twice as good.
And now this second book was just as funny, witty, frustrating, sad and so much more.. in the end, I think you actually can't compare them, for me it's more li ...more
I don't like sequels. Usually. What about Alle sieben Wellen, the sequel to Gut gegen Nordwind? Is it the exception to the rule? I'm finding it hard to make my mind up. I'd love to say yes, yes, yes but there is a slight tendency towards a clear no.As the end of Gut gegen Nordwind was tough but in my opinion absolutely perfect, I started reading the follow-up with mixed feelings. Before I continue I better let you know what happens in both novels. By chance Leo and Emmi started an e-mail corresp ...more
And, yes, I disliked the ending of Gut gegen Nordwind, but it was for the best. And maybe ...more
A year ago I read a book that was very sad and amazing. I could relate to that book a lot. Why? Because I had virtual friend and we really got close and understood each other on a deeper level. However, it wasn't really romantic, it was just different, without strings and objectively easy because that friend could give you another perspective of things from your life because he doesn't know you in person, hence he isn't subjective.
The book was called 'Against northern wind' or ...more
I liked book 1, it was surprising, I never read a book like that before. And the ending!!
This one was … I don't know. I think I expected something and it didn't come. It was less interesting, less reflexive, less … good. The thing I really liked: the part when Emmi (view spoiler)[explains to Leo that she is no one's property, and so that the two men didn't have to give permission for one to fuck her, for the other to keep her, and so on. That was good! (hide spoiler)] But overall, it fel ...more
This book made me so emotional.
I love how real and true the emotions seem that Daniel Glattauer transports.
This is such an easy, breezy read yet in no way shallow, what a writerly feat!
Ugh. So good.
Relatable vibes all over, I loved it.
Gonna miss Emmi and Leo.
Thanks L for lending it to me, you da realest!
(Get yourself friends that read good books and own them and lend them to you - the best.)
Every Seventh Wave begins exactly where Love Virtually ended..well, three weeks later! And finally the much awaited meeting does happen this time :) And that is how this book shapes up and moves.
If you enjoyed Love Virtually, it almost follows that you will enjoy this sequel. In some ways, Every Seventh Wave mana ...more
I definitely think it's worth reading... their relationship becomes more mature and real. It's a very easy cheesy read! Great for a beach day or summer read.
On this one though, affairs are painted as a minor casualty or as a symptom of a marriage gone bad. If you are very sensitive to these kind comments then don't read it
But anyways, it's a nice book, and easy to read, so I would recommend it :)
Buuut, can anyone tell me what was the "souvenir" Emmi gave Leo?
My book misses a few pages, so I feel left out ..
Finally! A year worth of wait can make you ravenous! This book did exactly that to me. Add to that, too much anticipation can leave you disappointed. A happy ending is what I wanted but not this way! Leo and Emmi share the same chemistry but their intense romance is unstable, fickle, inconsistent and lackadaisical (unfortunately, that's what I felt) for the reason that they're so confused in this book unlike in Love Virtually ! But I enjoyed reading their characters through their mails and as it...more
I didn’t like this as much as the first one, for some strange reason. It’s still Emmi and Leo. It’s still an email correspondence gone wrong? Or gone right? They are still funny and (so) strange and worse than 2 teenagers when it comes to “does she/he like me”..
I could relate though. Holy ...more
"A brilliantly complex and sophisticated love story in which the protagonists are two people who have never met but communicate only by email. The emotional nuances and deep intelligence in this path-of-true-love-ne'er-smooth story make it stand out from the crowded 'relationship fiction' genre. It's a thought provoking and engrossing novel."
Update Apr 4th