Hey Harry, Hey Matilda

Hey Harry Hey Matilda Hey Harry Hey Matilda is the story told entirely in hilarious emails of fraternal twins Harry and Matilda Goodman as they fumble into adulthood telling lies and keeping secrets and finally confront

  • Title: Hey Harry, Hey Matilda
  • Author: Rachel Hulin
  • ISBN: 9780385541671
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hey Harry, Hey Matilda is the story told entirely in hilarious emails of fraternal twins Harry and Matilda Goodman as they fumble into adulthood, telling lies and keeping secrets, and finally confronting their complicated twinship Matilda Goodman is an underemployed wedding photographer grappling with her failure to live as an artist and the very bad lie she has told hHey Harry, Hey Matilda is the story told entirely in hilarious emails of fraternal twins Harry and Matilda Goodman as they fumble into adulthood, telling lies and keeping secrets, and finally confronting their complicated twinship Matilda Goodman is an underemployed wedding photographer grappling with her failure to live as an artist and the very bad lie she has told her boyfriend that she has a dead twin Harry, her totally alive brother, is an untenured professor of literature, anxiously contemplating his publishing status unpublished and sleeping with a student When Matilda invites her boyfriend home for Thanksgiving to meet the family, and when Harry makes a desperate and unethical move to save his career, they set off an avalanche of shame, scandal, and drunken hot tub revelations that force them to examine the truth about who they really are A wonderfully subversive, sensitive novel of romantic entanglement and misguided ambition, Hey Harry, Hey Matilda is a joyful look at love and family in all its forms.

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    1. Hey Harry, Hey Matilda is photographer and essayist: Rachel Hulin's debut novel in fiction. The story follows the dysfunctional, codependent relationship between two fraternal twins. This novel I think was intended to be a mixture of comedy and indecency, creating something that would fall into a witty type of humor category. While the dialogue was in fact very clever most of the time and even the characters' various situations made me internally chuckle, I didn't find the "indecent" parts very [...]

    2. The Doubleday Keep Turning Pages group chose this for our February read and I was fortunate enough to win a copy of the book in their giveaway. Thank you once again, Doubleday!The book has an interesting format: Harry and Matilda Goodman, fraternal twins in their early thirties, correspond with each other through emails. Harry is an English professor in the small town where he grew up. Matilda is a wedding photographer in NYC. Neither are married; both are somewhat neurotic, and both have some d [...]

    3. Weirdest book I've read in ages. Just when I thought it couldn't get weirder, it would.It started so funny, then just spiraled out of control. I need to cleanse my brain.

    4. Ok what did I just read??Definitely reminiscent of Where'd You Go Bernadette.At first, I felt like it was just okay then it picked up some substance and funny exploits began to occur then things got a little weird, and as a reader I felt that they were hinting at incest but I told myself "nooo, I'm definitely just reading this wrong." but then that was confirmed. So yeah. Tone/style of Where'd You Go Bernadette but with less genius and more incest.

    5. I absolutely loved reading this book! Within a few pages, I was hooked and was finding every free moment I could to keep reading. I loved the back and forth between the twins and how the story unfolded in unexpected ways. In addition to the storyline, the cultural references were spot-on. I also really enjoyed the prose and how Hulin expertly crafted the exchanges. I highly recommend this book to people who are looking for something fast-paced, engaging, novel and humorous.

    6. Talk about a huge disappointment! I thought I was getting a fun, quirky novel about e-mails exchanged between a pair of twins that dealt with their dysfunctional family. Instead I got a novel about (view spoiler)[incest (hide spoiler)]. Thank goodness this was so short - I pretty much skimmed the entire thingre thoughts to come in January.

    7. So, this book I don't know. More like 1.5 stars. I heard an interview with Rachel Hulin on the Lit Up podcast and thought this novel (told in a series of emails between brother and sister twins) sounded intriguing. Turns out, it is not great. First, I forgot that I don't really like epistolary novels. Something about reading a bunch of emails just doesn't really resonate with me (but this is just a personal preference, obviously). Plus, creative liberal arts people are often unbearable over emai [...]

    8. Took me 99 pages to get in to Harry and Matilda's story. Written like an email log between twins, this book delivers on laughs and a unique style of writing. I felt voyeuristic at times, like I was snooping through a friend's personal email account. Basically, Harry and Matilda are exchanging emails about the daily grind, cosmic thoughts, personal triumphs, failure, dating, parental disappointment, and everything in between. Matilda lives in the big city. Harry lives in the country. He's on his [...]

    9. Loved this book from the opening emails .At times I found myself hysterically laughing at other emotionally involved with the crazy things that these twins get involved in.A wonderful unique novel.

    10. I laughed my way through this book, and didn't want it to end. This entertaining book is a series of emails between siblings, and a story emerges as they are striving to become successful adults. I loved the humor, the warmth and honest emotions that play out in this book. It is a fun read.

    11. Thanks to the Doubleday Keep Turning Pages group, I received a free copy of this book, but that never affects my ability to render an honest review. :) While I cannot say I LOVED this book, I can definitely admit the format made it a very unique read. We learn of Harry and Matilda and their relationship from emails sent to/received by each other while they are in their 30's. They are fraternal twins, though they lived apart for much of their childhood following their parents' divorce, him with [...]

    12. I picked up this book and kept reading until I was done in the same day. It was a riveting book about twins who communicate with each other entirely through emails. Exceptionally well written with a great deal of humor in it. Highly recommend it !!!!!

    13. No. Don't read this. It has a disturbing element that left a very bad taste in my mouth. What appears to be a light-hearted series of communications between twins is, at its heart, pretty gross. No, thank you.

    14. A quick, fun read. Loved the first three quarters, but then there were major plot elements that were thrown in haphazardly toward the end without giving a sense of true closure. Certainly not a life altering masterpiece, but the characters are delightfully quirky and fun to follow even if they make some pretty terrible choices without seeming to face much remorse or repercussions.

    15. Reasons I picked it up:1. Epistolary novel (I like them) 2. Story about a sibling relationship, not a romantic relationship3. Read some pre-pub reviews that interested meIt was okay, the messages back and forth make it a quick read though at times frustrating because you are a third party eavesdropping and you don't necessarily know what they are talking about. Harry & Matilda both seem self-destructive, self-absorbed, a bit stunted. Way too late in the game, you are privy to hints of their [...]

    16. The first 2/3 of this book wasn't bad - I found the reference to Windham High School interesting! But the last 1/3 was just well, weird. Relatively unrealistic with an abrupt ending.

    17. This book didn't move me all that much, and I didn't like Matilda much. Harry kind of reminded me of a friend I used to have who has dropped me three times now--a vaguely similar quirky outlook on life. I miss the friend, and I think that's most of the reason I finished the book. I like the format of emails going back and forth, but these emails somehow didn't convey feeling, even when they talked about difficult subjects, things that would be upsetting, or one of the characters actually feeling [...]

    18. *I receieved a DRC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*Looking for more book reviews? Check out Rachel Reading for more like this.I originally found myself totally stoked for this book just based off the summary. One of my favorite books of all time is “Feeling Sorry for Cecilia”. And yet, this book fell flat almost immediately for me. I really enjoyed things like “Attachments” by Rainbow Rowell which was similar to this (written through emails), but the characters in both th [...]

    19. I enjoyed reading this book, although I think I liked the premise more than I liked the actual book. The idea of writing a book through emails exchanged by Harry and Matilda was fun, although I kept losing track of who was writing what. This would be a good one to listen to! Get Hey Harry, Hey Matilda from the Denver Public Library- Leslie

    20. I'm sorry, but what the heck did I just read?! This book was so boring at first, then it got unbelievable, and then it just got yucky. No thanks, hard pass on this one!I guess the author used Instagram to tell this story originally. Link to an article about it. Better format to tell the story but I'm still uncomfortable with the story itself.It did fulfill a requirement on my reading challenge though! Pop Sugar’s 2017 Reading Challenge - A book of letters I found a better book of letters to us [...]

    21. This book was written in an epistolary format, emails, between a set of fraternal twins. The twins, Matilda and Harry, were in their thirties and separated by distance. Most of their correspondence, in my opinion, was worthless, often making no sense. Over and above their everyday humdrum, a couple revelations were brought to light later in the book. Nothing startling, but possibly surprising. I did not like any of the characters in this book. The twins were thirty going on thirteen. I found thi [...]

    22. I was surprised at how quickly I read this book when I found out that it was composed completely of emails between a twin brother and sister. An interesting way to tell a story that worked well.

    23. ***I received a free copy of Hey Harry, Hey Matilda from NetGalley for review.***I typically grant a book a full 5 stars if it is one I liked well enough to read again. This is just such a book. I thoroughly enjoyed this story by Rachel Hulin. Because it is a series of emails between Harry and Matilda, the pace is really quick. I was surprised by the revelations of the siblings' emails, which kept me engaged throughout the book. The characters are relatable, but not over-done or stereotypical.I [...]

    24. I received this book from a giveaway for an honest review.I am not quite sure how I feel about this book. I liked the witty, playful banter between Matilda and Harry mixed with the usual family drama that occurs throughout life but I don't think I believed it.I have read a couple of books that use the same format conversations back and forth by email, or by letter, etc but I didn't feel connected to the characters. Also, I kind of felt the ending coming that no other relationships in their lives [...]

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