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!!> Download ➾ Crosstalk ➼ Author Connie Willis – Bogou.us

CrosstalkScience Fiction Icon Connie Willis Brilliantly Mixes A Speculative Plot, The Wit Of Nora Ephron, And The Comedic Flair Of P G Wodehouse In Crosstalk A Genre Bending Novel That Pushes Social Media, Smartphone Technology, And Twenty Four Hour Availability To Hilarious And Chilling Extremes As One Young Woman Abruptly Finds Herself With Way Connectivity Than She Ever Desired.In The Not Too Distant Future, A Simple Outpatient Procedure To Increase Empathy Between Romantic Partners Has Become All The Rage And Briddey Flannigan Is Delighted When Her Boyfriend, Trent, Suggests Undergoing The Operation Prior To A Marriage Proposal To Enjoy Better Emotional Connection And A Perfect Relationship With Complete Communication And Understanding But Things Don T Quite Work Out As Planned, And Briddey Finds Herself Connected To Someone Else Entirely In A Way Far Beyond What She Signed Up For.It Is Almost Than She Can Handle Especially When The Stress Of Managing Her All Too Eager To Communicate At All Times Family Is Already Burdening Her Brain But That S Only The Beginning As Things Go From Bad To Worse, She Begins To See The Dark Side Of Too Much Information, And To Realize That Love And Communication Are Far Complicated Than She Ever Imagined.

!!> Download ➾ Crosstalk ➼ Author Connie Willis – Bogou.us
  • Hardcover
  • 498 pages
  • Crosstalk
  • Connie Willis
  • English
  • 12 September 2018
  • 9780345540676

    10 thoughts on “!!> Download ➾ Crosstalk ➼ Author Connie Willis – Bogou.us


  1. says:

    2ish stars.This is ridiculous Well obviously because it s farce, but if you ask me, it s of an irritating, eye roll ridiculous than a humorous one In this book, Willis has the subtlety of a hand grenade and the nuance of a stick figure It s a fast paced romantic sci fi comedy about telepathic gingers except it s hard to tell when the comedy is intended and the romance is creepy view spoiler C.B emotionally manipulates Briddey by playing knight in shining armor...


  2. says:

    You know, I was worried that my being a total fanboy of Connie Willis would have unduly influenced any kind of review I might make for any new novel, but I never should have worried At all This is a Great SF Romantic Comedy, with all the best features of To Say Nothing of the Dog, at least with the comedy of errors, the speed and flurry, and the comedy, even if we re not in the realm of time travel any This one is all about communication, and if you really think that you ve got it all figured out by page 100, then think again And again And again Because Connie Willis will grab you by the scruff of your neck and throw you into a truly brilliant breakneck pace It might even nearly overwhelm you with its peril and humor and pathos and that s only the first few pages Do I feel pity for Briddy Do I want to throw away all cell phones forever and tell people to just QUIT the gossip, already Oh yes.But is this what the novel is about Oh lordy no It only keeps getting better and better and better, and by the time we re through with Trent and Briddy and C.B well, I don t know about you, but I was bawling like a little baby Connie Willis knows how to weave a really tight tale with so, so many perfect emotional tweaks The finale had so much build that it literally blew my mind In a great way I savored this novel like crazy This is real storytelling What a gem And to think that this is merely a Romantic Comedy Good Grief So why am I still teary I m a guy I m supposed to be made ...


  3. says:

    Review first posted on Fantasy Literature In Crosstalk, Connie Willis new near future science fiction novel, Briddey works for Commspan, a smartphone company that is anxious to compete with Apple For the last six weeks Briddey has been in a whirlwind romance with Trent, a hot young executive at Commspan, who swept Briddey off her feet with his suave charm and his Porsche Now Trent has invited Briddey, as a prelude to getting engaged, to get a popular minor neurological brain surgery, called an EED, along with him, to enhance their ability to sense each other s emotions Emotional telepathy, if you will Briddey s co workers are thrilled for her, but her Irish relatives and her co worker C.B Schwartz are urgently telling her not to get the EED her relatives because they dislike Trent, and C.B because it s brain surgery and unintended consequences are always a danger Briddey, however, in the throes of her infatuation with Trent, refuses to listen When their surgeon unexpectedly has an opening in his schedule and shifts their surgeries forward several months, Briddey and Trent sneak off to the hospita...


  4. says:

    The blurb of this book was a bit wishy washy, but it s Connie Willis, so I expected some kind of interesting comment on current communication and the ridiculousness of the EED Instead I got a story exploring the pros and cons of telepathy, something I figured out myself as a small child, with added creepy romance I m pretty disappointed.The book opens with a lot of promise Briddey how does one pronounce that is some kind of executive Maybe We never really find out what she does at one of Apple s competitors She has an overbearing family and the company needs to come up with an innovative idea for a new phone fast I read the first two chapters and actually had to put it down because Willis had recreated Briddey s life so well it was frantic, never a moment to herself, constantly being barraged by phone calls, texts, gossips She spent a whole day at work and didn t really do anything, and by the end of it, I was exhausted As an introvert, it was seriously overwhelming and I just wanted to shout at Briddey to turn her damn phone off and deadbolt her door to stop her relatives getting in Then change the locks, get some ear plugs, and shut out the...


  5. says:

    Briddey Flannigan knows she s lucky to have a boyfriend like Trent Worth He sends her flowers, takes her to the hottest restaurants, and texts her first thing every morning Far from being allergic to commitment, Trent has already said the big ILY, and now he s proposing they have an EED to become even closer It all has the rumor mill at their workplace churning with barely concealed envy Who wouldn t want their boyfriend or girlfriend to suggest something so romantic And after only six weeks of dating, no less.EED is a futuristic surgical procedure that allows couples to communicate emotions instead of just words and helps them connect on a deeper level Or at least that s what s supposed to happen Sometimes the procedure fails because a couple isn t emotionally bonded enough, although Briddey certainly doesn t think that ll be a problem for her and Trent.What Briddey doesn t anticipate is just how well the EED would help her connect with someone else Someone who is definitely not Trent.Maybe she should have listen...


  6. says:

    This review can also be found on my blog, Dana and the Books.I need to be upfront Connie Willis is my all time favourite author and I love her Her books are perfect.I waited an agonizing six SIX whole years to get my hands on this book and it was worth it I would wait another six years to get this sort of amazingness again well, I m incredibly impatient person so while I would wait, I wouldn t do it quietly.Crosstalk was one of her lighter and hilarious books It wasn t gutwrenching like Doomsday Book or Passage it had a similar tone and atmosphere as To Say Nothing as the Dog Like all of her books, there was always a sense of urgency and panic Mix that in with trademark Willis wit, missed messages, franticness, and hiding from people and you ve got exactly what I love about her books.The EED was an interesting and also slightly terrifying piece of tech It a...


  7. says:

    Reading this book is like experiencing a prolonged anxiety attack But wait That s not a bad thing It s like having a funny, clever and romantic anxiety attack Connie Willis books tend to either feature a comedy of manners set against a dark and dire background or a comedy of manners in a somewhat less catastrophic situation This is one in the less dire and light hearted category But Willis humor always has her own distinct flavor it s unmistakable and I love it Here, she riffs on the idea that s been getting tossed around for a while now about whether or not our ever increasing capability for communication, enhanced by ever progressing technology, is really a good and productive thing Not just riffs, but goes into a brilliantly wailing guitar solo on the topic Briddey works for a cell phone company So does her fiance, Trent Trent has recently asked Briddey to get an EED with him a new and trendy surgical procedure which is supposed to help bonded couples have a greater degree of empathy with each other even enabling them to sense each others emotions As readers, we re not led to think that this is a good idea for Briddey for a ...


  8. says:

    Remember when Apple launched their watch the year before last and there was that creepy app where you could transmit your heartbeat to another wearer or just even tap out morse code for I am following you with a knife Well, it freaked Connie out a little too And her wonderful mind took this on and pushed this creepy technology to its limit Trent and Briddey have had a whirlwind office romance over the last month, and Trent has popped the question No, not engagement, but to get an EED It s much commitment An EED is technology that is implanted into the base of the brain that connects you to you lover you can feel their emotions and how much they love you The trouble is that Briddey s family and one of her colleagues are dead against it But Briddey and Trent are in love They both work for a rival phone company and are working on a new prototype phone to rival the new Apple model Briddey s family is hilarious and like all other Connie Willis novels, they add so much comedy and awkwardness.And, of course, something goes wrong I m not going to say anything because spoilers sweeties What you get is a nice, tight Connie Willis book that may not offer anything left of field, but is a solid unputdownable Connie Willis novel For the fans, it s like Passage without the reader trauma, and like Bellweather , but less funny It s driven by the mystery of what went wrong and the characters Always the characters with Connie But Briddey isn t...


  9. says:

    I have a bunch of jumbled thoughts about this book, and mulling didn t help, so I ll just list the jumble bits and be done with it I found Briddey s family simply hideous No concept of privacy, no respect for boundaries, constantly talking over one another and refusing to listen to one another Hideous Liked Maeve, though I thought she was waaaaaaaaay too precocious and super brilliant for a nine year old I often wanted to smack Briddey she was a total doormat with her family, couldn t prevaricate when necessary How does one make it to adulthood without the ability to shade the truth, or at times lie Young children know how to lie Anyone with a kid knows what I mean Did you do What Not me I wanted to squash beat to death Mary Clare That s not at all nice, and quite a violent response, but really Helicopter parenting to the nth degree Mary Clare is a nightmare And Trevor really Briddey couldn t see who and what he was until after the connection Huh Trevor was so obviously a jerk within a few sentences into his character and self centred, and willing to sell his soul mother puppy you name it if it meant he d get an executive office I wish Connie Willis had not resor...


  10. says:

    Audiobook I couldn t finish this one I gave it over 6 hours 35% to convince me it was worth continuing Narrator Mia Barron was quite good so this is one of the few I abandoned purely because of how much I hated the characters and story.This was a comedic farce without the comedy It was an Abbott Costello Who s on first routine, with smartphones and no punchline s Briddie was supposedly an exec for a smartphone company but she was spectacularly stupid She makes important decisions for a tech company but can t keep track of her most basic deceptions let alone what she did with her car All of her problems could have been solved simply by telling people to butt out or better yet PISS OFF I hate stupid characters and they don t come any stupider then Briddie.Well her sister was certainly insufferable I GUESS we were supposed to cheer for CB to GET THE GIRL despite his like of hygiene or redeeming qualities These weren t characters they were caricatures The plot was extremely convoluted I get it, it s a farce but there was no redeeming comedy I snorted in frustration then wry amusement The point it wants to make about technology and intrusi...

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