I enjoy reading the modern rom-coms as they are so much more than a romance story. This weekend I finished How To Hack A Heartbreak by Kristen Rockaway. The story centres on a young woman who works in the male-dominated world of coding.
The extract I am sharing with you today makes a commentary on the use of technology in our lives:
“It was funny: modern technology could forge a connection between two people on the opposite ends of the earth, but it could just as easily drive a wedge between two people standing side by side in the same room. The more Alex scrolled through his phone, the more disconnected we became. His body was only two feet away from me, but his mind was off somewhere completely unknown.” (p168, Graydon House Books, 2019)
There are a number of insightful moments like this in the novel and it is these that make the story more in-depth than one would expect.
What do you think of the experience quoted? Have you ever felt this way?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016