Love Virtually ePUB Ê Paperback


  • Paperback
  • 280 pages
  • Love Virtually
  • Daniel Glattauer
  • English
  • 05 May 2017
  • 0857050958

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  1. Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ says:

    ONE SITTING READ RIGHT HERE ALL NIGHTER MUST READ Re read Oct, 22, 2014 Still 5 STARSI don t know where to start to explain you the whirlwind of emotions I experienced last night reading Love Virtually.But let s rectify something right now Who decided to just change the original title of this book It was called in German Gut Gegen Nordwind Good Against North Wind And this makes so muchsense A little ONE SITTING READ RIGHT HERE ALL NIGHTER MUST READ Re read Oct, 22, 2014 Still 5 STARSI don t know where to start to explain you the whirlwind of emotions I experienced last night reading Love Virtually.But let s rectify something right now Who decided to just change the original title of this book It was called in German Gut Gegen Nordwind Good Against North Wind And this makes so muchsense A little while ago I asked for a book recommendation here on Goodreads, I wanted to know if there was possibly a good book out there with a very specific theme long distance romance, email or chat correspondence.A Goodread user answered meAre you kidding There s no romance in email, txt, or im chat Anyone who would even try to write a romance with those elements would be a laughable author, at best Try this A S Bratt Possession , instead Stay authenticI obviously was not kidding at all I met the father of my son 14 years ago this very same way.And let me tell you it is very authentic, it was very romantic, we wrote to each other for 3 years, long emails, letters and phone calls Romanticism can perfectly lives within virtual electronic ways, rest assured.Is Daniel Glattauer a laughable author Absolutely not He is a genius It all started with Emmi, trying to unsubscribe from a magazine with an email which lands by a fortunate mistake in Leo s email box Dear Sir Madam at LIKE magazine,Are you deliberately ignoring my attempts to cancel my subscription If you re trying to offloadcopies of your rag which, let s face it, is gradually going down the drain, I regret to inform you that I m not going to pay another cent Best Wishes,E Rothner It didn t take me long to be hooked, the third email from Emmi s just set the tone of what would be one of the most brilliant and clever dialogues I have ever read between two people It was just like reading over Emmi and Leo shoulders, witnessing their mutual discovery of each other Leo had me with his first one I quickly fell in love with his character You ve sent your message to the wrong address This is a private one woerter leike.com.You want woerter like.com You re the third person who s sent me an email trying to cancel their subscription It must be really a shocking magazine They both pretty quickly develop feelings toward each other without really crossing a virtual line, Emmi is a happily married woman after all Emmi, you can t stop talking about sex It s pathological But that doesn t stop her staking claim of her virtual soulmate She just can t stop herself, it was really comical AND sad considering the situation I m sorry to say that yes, IT DOES MATTER TO ME WHEN, HOW, WITH, WHOM AND HOW OFTEN YOU HAVE SEX If I am indeed somebody s chosen second voice then I should also have the right to judge wether it s appropriate when, how, with, whom and how often that person has sex The whole book is written in email format, no narration at all I just completely overlooked the fact that no descriptions to their surroundings where given, focusing on their exchange, waiting for one of them to feed me crumbs about their lives Daniel Glattauer just made it work I couldn t put this book down She this Emmi with size 37 shoes is beginning to interest methan befits the nature of our correspondence I still don t know where I am going with this review, weighting the pros and cons to tell you what is going to happen, or let you enjoy the discovery of their corresponding.I just told some friends I would never recommend this book to someone I care about, just to spare them the trouble of having their heart ripped open.If you know me, you should know by now that I hate giving out what is happening in a book unless you read it.I love to experience every little details personally, which is why I often overlook a blurb and try not to read reviews beforehand Has it occurred to you that we know absolutely nothing about each other We re creating virtual character, piecing together identikit fantasies of each other We re toying with and endlessly provoking each other s curiosity by refusing point blank to satisfy it Each of us is trying desperately to build up an accurate picture of the other And by the same time we re being meticulous in not giving away anything fundamental about ourselves I think you have here an answer to the above, I would HIGHLY recommend EVERYONE to read this book Yes, by all means feel free to write to me Type away all your frustration with men, from the depths of your soul Unleash all your self righteousness, cynicism and gloating If you feel better afterwards, my inbox has done its job If you don t, then just treat yourself or your mother to another LIKE subscription and unsubscribe from Leike Love Virtually left me in a hot mess of feelings, it s one of the best romance book I have ever read.Why Maybe because I have a story with corresponding by email to some stranger that you can t live without Yes, I met my Leo in very similar circumstances My own virtual soulmate.I invested myself a tad too much in their story, but the author did not exactly left me a choice here You cannot NOT wish for Emmi and Leo an happy ending I was mentally screaming for them to meet and declare their love view spoiler Or I am the most horrible person in the world, because I truly wanted for Emmi and Leo to have their HEA, in spite of her Happy Marriage hide spoiler It s three o clock in the morning Is the north wind blowing Goodnight A SEQUEL IS AVAILABLE, HERE at


  2. Emer (A Little Haze) Emer (A Little Haze) says:

    HALLELUJAH for this little book happy wiggle I needed something to lift me out of my life, out of my head Just something to make me forget the world for a while and this little book waved hello at me with its friendly looking cover and IMMEDIATE hook From the first page I was gripped.It was snappy It felt fresh In fact it made me want to keep reading and reading and reading, and turning those pages as quickly as my grubby little fingers could manage The story is told completely in HALLELUJAH for this little book happy wiggle I needed something to lift me out of my life, out of my head Just something to make me forget the world for a while and this little book waved hello at me with its friendly looking cover and IMMEDIATE hook From the first page I was gripped.It was snappy It felt fresh In fact it made me want to keep reading and reading and reading, and turning those pages as quickly as my grubby little fingers could manage The story is told completely in email format between the two main characters While attempting to unsubscribe from a magazine Emmi accidentally mails the wrong email address and thus begins a rather curious and flirty email correspondence with Leo The two characters open up to each other and begin to share their thoughts, and even though a romantic relationship could never or indeed should never happen for these two Well you can guess what begins to unfurl I loved the premise of this book Imagine getting to know someone through their words alone No face to distract, no knowledge of their backgrounds, not even the sound of their voice Nothing but the innermost workings of their mind typed into an email Despite the lack of physical contact it s a very intimate form of connection between two human beings And yet what was interesting was that even though we were privy to the inner thoughts of these two main characters we never fully got to know their whole selves Because the characters were able to pick and choose what part of themselves they shared with the other person, and therefore with the reader So in a way it s kinda like all of us here on Goodreads choosing what we do and do not share about our own lives And so was all of this story truly believable Well not really I mean it did quickly get a bit far fetched especially if you are to believe that these are intelligent, regular people The characters were a little identikit she was pretty much your typical cute and quirky female lead, and he was the self deprecating yet well educated male But you know what I didn t have a problem with that Because it s a rom com A good, fun book There are certain things that I both expect and want from this type of book and this delivered on all of those fronts And what does make this rom com standout from others is that it doesn t completely lose itself to being overly saccharine or laden with schmaltz And the two lead characters weren t always likeable and acted quite selfishly at times which gave this rom com a slightly edgier tone Is it predictable Well yeah, I kinda thought so But I did reeeeeally like the ending It s the ending I was gunning for And for good measure, there s a sequel Yaaaaaaayyyyy One which I can t wait to get my hands on I ve already been on to my library s website and arranged an inter library reservation That s a good sign right there happy grinning So if you re looking for an easy, light read yet something that will hold your attention maybe think about reading this three and a half stars rounded up to fourHas it occurred to you that we know absolutely nothing about each other We re creating virtual characters, piecing together fantasies of each other We re asking questions that are never answered, and that s part of the charm We re toying with and endlessly provoking each other s curiosity by refusing point blank to satisfy it We re trying to read between the lines, and soon I expect we ll be trying to read between the letters Each of us is trying desperately to build up an accurate picture of the other And at the same time we re being meticulous in not giving away anything fundamental about ourselves What does anything fundamental mean it means betraying nothing at all we ve yet to say anything about our lives, about our everyday existences, about the things that might be important to us.We re communicating in a vacuum There are no people around us We don t inhabit anywhere We don t have ages We don t have faces We make no distinction between day and night We don t live in any particular time All we ve got is our computer screens for our eyes only and we share a hobby we re both interested in a complete stranger


  3. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Gut gegen Nordwind Love Virtually, Daniel GlattauerLove Virtually is a novel by the Austrian writer Daniel Glattauer 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 Will their feelings for each other survive the test of a real life encounter And if so, what t Gut gegen Nordwind Love Virtually, Daniel GlattauerLove Virtually is a novel by the Austrian writer Daniel Glattauer 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 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 absorbing experience, with plenty of twists and turns, about a love affair conducted by email 2011 1389 279 9786001820069 21 1391 247 9789643119669 1394 1396


  4. Julia Julia says:

    I was really intrigued by the idea of this book a modern epistolary novel written only in e mails, exchanged between a man recovering from a year long relationship and a happily married woman who know each other only in the virtual world A modern topic, with all those internet dating sites and with platforms where people form relationships with others based merely on internet profiles Besides, Daniel Glattauer has been highly acclaimed by the Spiegel magazine and has written columns for I was really intrigued by the idea of this book a modern epistolary novel written only in e mails, exchanged between a man recovering from a year long relationship and a happily married woman who know each other only in the virtual world A modern topic, with all those internet dating sites and with platforms where people form relationships with others based merely on internet profiles Besides, Daniel Glattauer has been highly acclaimed by the Spiegel magazine and has written columns for my favourite newspaper, the Standard, which was a recommendation of its own for me.Unfortunately, I intensely disliked the characters seudointellectual, whiny, over sensitive the kind of people who claim to write an e mail in half a minute while the style of the epistle is convuluted and artificially selected and in no way natural or fresh In favour of the book it s an extremely fast read, and it kept me mildly interested in the outcome until the slightly surprising end So one star for the initial idea, and another one though not a very bright one for the construction of this m nage trois Sorry to those i had recommended this too, i was eager to share some contemporary austrian fiction, but i can t wholeheartedly stick to this


  5. Tammy Tammy says:

    A modern, witty, comedy of errors look at just what happens when two people connect through a series of accidental email exchanges.Favourite quote from the book Write to me Emmi Writing is like Kissing, but without lips Writing is kissing with the mind It starts in an unexpected, but not completely uncommon manner.Emmi, a happily married woman, sends a few e mails to a subscription service with the intent of unsubscribing to a magazine.By chance, these e mails inadvertently somehow always m A modern, witty, comedy of errors look at just what happens when two people connect through a series of accidental email exchanges.Favourite quote from the book Write to me Emmi Writing is like Kissing, but without lips Writing is kissing with the mind It starts in an unexpected, but not completely uncommon manner.Emmi, a happily married woman, sends a few e mails to a subscription service with the intent of unsubscribing to a magazine.By chance, these e mails inadvertently somehow always manage to end up landing in Leo Leike s inbox.And thus begins a daily exchange of conversation filled with witticisms, simmering romantic tension and the sharing of inner most longings between two people who are, in essence, virtual strangers to one another.As with most people who meet online, the inevitable subject of meeting each other outside the virtual realm crops up Will they meet And if they do, what happens when the reality isn t as grand as the web spun fantasy Is Emmi really prepared to risk her marriage And what if Leo can t reconcile fantasy Emmi with real Emmi What happens then Many readers have said this, but if you re a fan of David Nicholls s work particularly One Day, which happens to be one of my all time favourite reads , then you will love this epistolary novel by Austrian author, Daniel Glattauer.The entire book is written in e mail format and is a fast paced, witty and wonderfully relatable novel which was translated to English by Husband and wife duo Jamie Bulloch Leo s voice and katharina Bielenberg Emmi.I must confess I wasn t sure what to expect when I started reading this book, but the easy, relaxed writing style so reminiscent of what most of us would sound like on e mail , won me over pretty quickly Daniel Glattauer has a way with words and writes such fabulously snappy, clever dialogue that you can t help but wish that you were on the receiving end of any one of the e mail responses conducted throughout the entire novel.There s an immediate rapport between Emmi and Leo, who each, seem to try and outdo each other in the sharp, spunky, quick witted comeback stakes.That there s a virtual chemistry becomes apparent pretty quickly, but with that online attraction, comes a whole new set of emotional issues, jealousy, insecurities and harsh accusations which stems from the fact that the two of them haven t met face to face Strangely enough, the roles seem to be reversed and Leo seems to be reluctant to meet, while Emmi, despite the fact that she s happily married or so claims to be , is dead keen on meeting the face behind the E mail based persona Somehow, I ve always thought that women arereluctant to meet their online friends.I thought that Glattauer was pretty accurate in his portrayal of how easy it is to make assumptions when you re not face to face with someone and adeptly showcases how people become trapped in their own perception of what they think is being said as opposed to what they re reading.He drives home the fact that reading people online is no easy feat and that what people perceive as being real, could be the opposite of what they ve initially thought.It s this that makes the characters so interesting.Both are not without their flaws Emmi especially tends to be abrasive and jealously possessive, while hypocritically enough, often refuses to open up about her family life In fact, Emmi reminds me a lot of Emma from One Day, who was also not all that likeable.Leo, on the other hand, is often restrained and selfishly persists in holding on the image of the fantasy Emmi that he s carved in his mind.Yet, for all that, there s an inherent likability about both of them two lost souls, who accidentally discovers what it means to be virtual soul mates But how that translates itself into real life and whether they actually end up meeting is something you ll have to discover for yourself.What I can say is that you should be prepared for a few unexpected twists and an unexpected ending that leaves room for a sequel, which I believe is already in the works.It s a wonderfully addictive novel which can be read in one sitting, and which I believe will appeal to everyone who has ever tried and succeeded and tried and failed at the online dating game You may probably end up inevitably feeling like you re invading the intensely private and intimate liaison between two illicit lovers, but don t let that stop you from reading what I consider to be one of the most cleverly written and incredibly romantic despite the virtual settings novels of this year so far


  6. Yara Yu Yara Yu says:

    A very cute book , I absolutely loved it


  7. Exina Exina says:

    The romance is real and touching, and I liked as the two main characters inspired each other, as they improved as the story progressed But I have ambiguous feelings toward the characters I didn t like Emmi She was self centered and pushy She was obviously bored in her marriage, but she didn t do anything about it I didn t like Leo Sometimes he was kind of rude, sometimes ignorant, other times he was pretentious, meanwhile he tried to remain mysterious And I didn t like Bernhard, but I cou The romance is real and touching, and I liked as the two main characters inspired each other, as they improved as the story progressed But I have ambiguous feelings toward the characters I didn t like Emmi She was self centered and pushy She was obviously bored in her marriage, but she didn t do anything about it I didn t like Leo Sometimes he was kind of rude, sometimes ignorant, other times he was pretentious, meanwhile he tried to remain mysterious And I didn t like Bernhard, but I could see his point.An unconventional and realistic romance


  8. Dolors Dolors says:

    Still not published in English, read in Spanish After having read the earlier Glattauer s novel I had been anxiously waiting for its sequel.I got it only yesterday, late in the evening.I finished it today.Beware, because once you enter Emmi and Leo s world you ll be completely hooked, you won t be able to put the book down.This might be seen and even reviewed as a trivial, page turner, modern epistolary love story Only another of those fresh and easy reading books to take away with you for a s Still not published in English, read in Spanish After having read the earlier Glattauer s novel I had been anxiously waiting for its sequel.I got it only yesterday, late in the evening.I finished it today.Beware, because once you enter Emmi and Leo s world you ll be completely hooked, you won t be able to put the book down.This might be seen and even reviewed as a trivial, page turner, modern epistolary love story Only another of those fresh and easy reading books to take away with you for a short holiday Don t be fooled.If you read between the lines, if you bother to look deeper, it can almost reach the level of pure philosophy This story is about all of us It COULD be any of us Emmi and Leo are two lost people who think they are contented with their lives until they meet virtually by accident A silly mistake The connection begins Game is on.Only through their mails we witness the full development of an intimate and complex relationship, we spy on two bare souls exposed to each other, their hidden wishes, their fears, their regrets, their dreams are shown to us without restraint And I felt so identified with so many of their longings I m still surfing on the seventh wave, in a sea full of illusion, ideals and it s not impossible to have it alls.Some great quotations from the book Each syllable has your eyes in it If you are sober, drink.If you feel quiet, speak.If you are bewildered, ask me.That s why you ve got your diary Why I never let go of you Because I can t lose and I don t want to Because I don t want to lose you There s some who live the lack of wind as an inner peace There s some who live it as a perpetual paralysis Until now, only with words, we have reached everywhere Write to me, Emmi Writing is like kissing, but without lips Writing is giving kisses of thoughts.A sequel that didn t deceive Don t miss it.I still believe in magic


  9. Narges Narges says:

    It was so long since the last time I read a book just in 24 hours It was so real to me, so intense, so damn real It wasn t a story, it was like a memory, awaken after a long time Started the seconde book right away And then I m gonna re read them again


  10. CaRo CaRo says:

    This book was frustrating as fuck I hated Emmi self centered b and Leo was okish.The end of the book made me really grumpy but at the same time I was very happy for Leo Honestly don t understand why this book is praised everywhere


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Love Virtually❮EPUB❯ ✿ Love Virtually ✺ Author Daniel Glattauer – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk 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 ea 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 unsettles and excites them And, after all, Emmi is happily married Will their feelings for each other survive the test of a real life encounter.


About the Author: Daniel Glattauer

Daniel Glattauer, geboren in Wien, studierte P dagogik Diplomarbeit Das B se in der Erziehung Zun chst Hobby Literat, Liedermacher und Kellner, sp ter Journalist, zuerst Redakteur bei der Presse, dann zwanzig Jahre Autor bei der sterreichischen Tageszeitung Der Standard Zwischendurch und jetzt erst recht Schriftsteller Verheiratet, ein gro es Kind, leider keinen Hund mehr, daf r f nf indische Laufenten im Landhaus im nieder sterreichischen WaldviertelB cher ua Die Ameisenz hlung , Darum , Die V gel br llen , Der Weihnachtshund Neuausgabe , Schauma mal , Theo Antworten aus dem Kinderzimmer , Ewig Dein und Die Wunder bung Mit seinen beiden Romanen Gut gegen Nordwind und Alle sieben Wellen gelangen ihm zwei Bestseller, die in zahlreiche Sprachen bersetzt und auch als H rspiel, Theaterst ck und H rbuch zum Erfolg wurden Mama, jetzt nicht ist ein Band mit Kolumnen aus dem Alltag, die ber viele Jahre im Standard erschienen sind Nominierung Deutscher Buchpreis.