Review & Giveaway: Read Bottom Up by Neel Shah and Skye Chatham

Read Bottom Up

Print Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Dey Street Books (April 7, 2015)

A charming novel about falling in love (or like) in the digital age—the never-before-seen full story.

Madeline and Elliot meet at a New York City restaurant opening. Flirtation—online—ensues. A romance, potentially eternal, possibly doomed, begins.

Super quick read. Quirky, funny.

I liked where the authors were going but they missed the turn off. The whole technological interaction sparking dating leading to a relationship was great but who emails, seems texting usurped emailing long ago (book lost me with this fact). If you’re itching for a read exploring the bowels of dating and relationships, you won’t find that here, rather you will find a plot touching on the superficiality of budding romances. I did enjoy the sketch of how males and females assume and interpret differently, often a foreign language of man speak vs woman speak, high praise for the authors in this area. The chess like game strategy of dating was perfectly played, makes the reader consider the intricacies and nonsensicle babble of the dating science.

Sterile read, no connection with characters due to its lack of depth and lightening fast pace. Entertaining, perfect for a lighthearted chuckle based read, contemporarily interesting.

neelAbout Neel Shah and Skye Chatham

Neel Shah is a screenwriter in Los Angeles. He used to be a reporter at the New York Post and his work has appeared in Glamour, GQ, and New York magazine.

skyeSkye Chatham is a writer living in New York. Her work has appeared in various publications, including GQ and Maxim.


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Filed under 2015, Fiction, May

8 responses to “Review & Giveaway: Read Bottom Up by Neel Shah and Skye Chatham

  1. My first date with my future husband was a double date with his sister and her boyfriend. After the date we went back to his house and ended up talking until morning. We all got really sleepy, so we decided to go lay down and get some sleep (only sleep, it was our first date). After we’d been a sleep for a while his sister and her boyfriend heard a loud noise and came running to the bedroom door to see what the noise was. All they heard was hysterical laughing. I’d fallen out of bed.


  2. I don’t have any good stories about dating.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour.


  4. anne

    Dating was always a surprise since personalities differ so widely. Way back there was only meeting, and introductions, parties and no fakes due to computers. It was usually memorable and fun.


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