"A fun read"
In spite of being close to thirty, florist Holly
Livingstone feels quite awkward when it comes to
relationships especially with roommates. Unable to deal
with her current houseshare partners any longer, Holly
leaves to move in with an old college crony Josh, who
simply feels sorry for her plight. Josh's roommates in
their dilapidated home include another former college peer
Kate and an invisible computer geek Addison.
Holly has never seen Addison though she hears computer
noises form his room. Unable to resist, she meets Addison
for the first time by pulling a Charge of the Light Brigade
into his room, which is loaded with equipment. Holly falls
in love for the first time fantasizing about her techno he-
man. However, Addison can only communicate through his
computer and since Holly barely can turn a computer on she
wonders how to turn the object of her affection on to her.
Holly quickly knows she competes with Addison's Internet
girlfriend who is several thousand miles away but shares
his key phobic trait. However, once Holly succeeds in
getting him away from his monitor, she soon understands she
must rescue the monster she has created before she can find
her own happiness.
TALKING TO ADDISON contains a strong cast of eccentric
characters who turn a rather weak plot into an amusing tale
with strong serious undertones. The story line focuses on
Holly's selfish efforts to gain the love of Addison without
understanding the cost to the reticent technological nerd.
As she did with AMANDA'S WEDDING, Jenny Colgan provides
readers with a droll yet sober look at computer age
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 24, 2001