Chat: a very modern love story (Book 1)
(Simon & Schuster, 1998) 123 pages, $6
Bev, a tough-minded book editor who’s been logging online for years, cautiously begins corresponding with Max, a restless advertising copywriter who strikes up an email conversation with her. With each email exchange, two people who are at first faceless come vibrantly alive through their sometimes serious, frequently entertaining, and always believable messages.
Readers won’t be able to resist the temptation to “eavesdrop” on Bev and Max’s intimate correspondence as she becomes less inhibited, he becomes more fascinated, and their relationship grows more intense. A tantalizing adventure, Chat brings romance into the age of technology with startling results.
“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