Thursday, May 4, 2017

Review: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Title: The Notebook
Author: Nicholas Sparks

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: February 1, 1998
Publisher: Warner Vision
ISBN: 0446605239
ISBN-13: 9780446605236

How far can love endure? Noah Calhoun has just returned from World War Two. Attempting to escape the ghosts of battle, he tries to concentrate on restoring an old plantation home to its former glory. And yet he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met there fourteen years before, a girl who captured his heart like no other. But when these distant memories begin to slide into reality, the passion that had lain still is ignited once more. Though so much is in their way, the miraculous force of their love refuses to fade.

My rating:

I have to agree with (some) other reviewers about this book...I actually enjoyed the movie more. Noah and Allie in the movie had a very passionate chemistry, and an almost palpable connection that was somehow absent in the book...And I’m also one of those who prefer the movie’s ending to the book.

Also the constant jumps back-and-forth in the timeline, and switches in narrative POV were rather bothersome and slightly distracting at times.

Still, a nice book, well-written, rather cheesy and sappy, and...Yeah, I figured out that’s what a Sparks novel (or movie) is all about.


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