Reach out and touch someone?
November 23, 2008 1:10pm CST
So I was reading this really interesting book and I just finished it yesterday. The oddest thing I noticed in it was that people were having an AWFULLY hard time getting ahold of each other. I noticed a distinct slant toward people trying to find out exactly when each other might be home or in their offices, etc etc. This thought kind of bit at me the whole time I was reading the book. I remember thinking - ok, if this chick works for the PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE, why the heck wouldn't she own a CELL PHONE? By the end of the book I am thinking that all of them should have had cell phones. On a whim I checked to see when the book had been written. 1980. ?!! The way it was written I would never have guessed it was 28 years old. Do little things like this ever sneak up on you and surprise you?
• United States
25 Nov 08
Sure, it's 'The Cradle Will Fall' by Mary Higgins Clark. It was a really good read, and the ONLY clue to the fact it was written several decades ago was the unmistakeable absence of cell phones. A great author will write a story that can transcend any time stamp, so it sounds current no matter when you read it.