Crash: a very modern love story (Book 3)
(Simon & Schuster, 1998) 125 pages, $6
The adventure chronicled in Chat and Connect, the first two novels in Nan McCarthy’s heralded cybertrilogy, comes to a jolting conclusion in Crash. As the reader continues to “eavesdrop” on the private email conversations of Bev and Max, two strangers who met online, their relationship grows more intense and complex than they ever imagined.
With a true storyteller’s flourish, McCarthy brings to a close a love story told entirely through two people’s impassioned exchanges. Laced with humor and provocative confessions, the tension-filled conclusion will leave readers thinking about Bev and Max long after the last page.
“This is Chekhov for the ’90s: lust, romance, and adultery, cyber-style.” —Mademoiselle
“Draws you from page to page… Sequels are on the way, and I can hardly wait.” —The New York Times
“You won’t need a modem to appreciate the charm of this virtual romance.” —Glamour
“Bev and Max’s mingling is electric.” —Washington Post Book World
“A refreshing twist.” —Publishers Weekly
“Silicon Valley’s Story of O. From the first line, we’re hooked.” —House Organ: A Magazine of the Arts
“Takes a surprising, satisfying turn in a cliffhanger climax.” —Newcity Chicago
“A lively, free-flowing, spontaneous outburst of curiosity, anxiety and hope.” —Syracuse Herald-American