Connect: a very modern love story (Book 2)
(Simon & Schuster, 1998) 125 pages, $6
In the second novel of her acclaimed cybertrilogy, Nan McCarthy continues the wild ride that began in Chat. Readers are irresistibly drawn from page to page while “eavesdropping” on the private email conversations of Bev and Max, two strangers who met online. Their lives now unexpectedly intertwined, Bev and Max reveal themselves only through what they choose to say—and leave unsaid—in their increasingly intimate correspondence.
With a gifted ear for the ups and downs of love in the age of technology, McCarthy creates a story that’s as seductive as it is surprising. Bev and Max’s sexually charged, humorous, and thought-provoking exchanges propel the reader into an online world that proves entertaining, addicting, and filled with unforeseen consequences.
“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