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Dec 05, 2007Nicolerated itdid not like it · review of Grosir Notebook Medan another edition
I love the movie, but if you think that was sappy, do not pick up this book. I heard Nicholas Sparks had a knack for sap, but I almost drowned in it Harga Notebook Medan and felt no spark at all. The book was so frustratingly simple and obvious and laid out. The dialoque droned. I’ll coDistributor Notebook Medan me back and add a real quote, but it was something like this:
“Do you want to stay for dinner?” he asked, wondering what she would say.”Okay,” she said, and than asked, “What should we eat?””Crabs,” he said. She never had crabs. They b…more
my heart is too shriveled for this
I read this book on a train from Italy to somewhere else in Europe after graduating from college. I was unfortunate enough to be forced to buy it because there were no other English Language novels to choose from.
I know this is a beloved book, by a beloved author, but if I could give it any sort of negative rating, I would. The “Gag me with a spoon” category is almost too kind. My apologies to any one who likes Nicholas Sparks – if you’re able to find the genius in his writing, more power to you…more
well, i was promised tears and, unfortunately, my eyes are as dry as the sahara.
i will say that i think the Toko Notebook Medan story itself has an unbelievable amount of potential – its the execution that leaves much to be desired. i just couldnt believe the connection between noah and allie and i think its because we dont see any of their history. sure, the reader gets the jist of it as noah is sitting on his porch and thinking about the past – but its all dry facts told to the reader, not first hand experience….more
The Notebook (The Notebook #1), Nicholas Sparks
The Notebook is an achingly tender story about the enduring power of love. A story about two teenagers from opposite sides of the track who meet one fateful summer and fall in love for a lifetime.
In The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks write the novel by the grandparents of his wife, who had been married for more than 60 years when he met them.
In The Notebook, he tried to express the long romantic love of that couple. The story takes place before and afte…more
Jul 20, 2007Beckyadded it · review of another edition
Recommends it for:the chicken soup for the soul crowd
This is the worst book I have EVER READ. And the fact that this guy is so popular continues to astound me. I would give it less than zero stars if I could. My sister tricked me into reading this book, and I wish I could gain that time back into my life so I could read a different book. This book teaches you that ANYONE could write a bestseller. Just be sappy and corny and have one big-ass deus ex machina and you’re all set for stardom. As you can tell, I don’t read shit that I think I won’t like…more
Have you ever come across something so undeniably cute that you feel like you may be crushed by the weight of squee that’s about to explode from you chest.
Kind of like when you see this?
That’s what reading The Notebook was like. The romantic tone of The Notebook was both its greatest asset and biggest downfall. Nobody wants to be crushed by squee anymore than they want to drown in their own tears and The Notebook wants to destroy you. Never doubt that. Whether it’s leaching your bodily liquids o…more
quite possibly the sweetest love story ever. I wept like a baby.
Seriously, what the fuck was this?
4 Stars – Also reviewed at: Lady Jayne’s Reading Den
Sweet and romantic, but I liked the movie much more. In fact, I LOVED the movie and watched it before reading this. In the movie, the characters of Noah and Allie had more intensity and passion. It is one of those rare moments, for me, when the movie was better than the book.
There are some great quotes in this book though. These were my favourite:
“I am a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments ded…more
Jan 05, 2019Taherarated itit was amazing
“I am nothing special; of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.”
A beautiful, emotional, intense and passionate love story 💖 💖!
Vanessa bought me this book after I watched Fracture and Jual Notebook Medan developed a serious crush on Ryan Gosling. Well, that led me to this movie and, unfortunately, this book. How does this man have a career as a writer?! Who is paying him to write stories with the most obvious choices in plot/dialogue/decisions. Wow. Lowest common denominator.
Dec 13, 2007Carolynrated itdid not like it · review of another edition
Recommends it for:Tracy Rupple, and no one else.
I read this book because my sister loved it. It made me sad. Not because it was a sad story, but because it was so poorly written.
This Sparks character had a fantastic idea for a story, a truly painful and passionate story of love and devotion. But the book? It was like my 14 year old nephew watched this brilliant movie, then tried to write about it on his myspace blog. It was butchered by an appalling lack adjectives and an appalling lack of emotion. Sad.
The fact that so many people are willi…more
I first read this book when I was about 15 so this was almost not memorable for me though I’ve watched the movie thousands of times. (Even in the middle of reading this book this time around just because I wanted to double up being all in my feels.)
This book is just…. beautiful. The way Allie and Noah’s love for each other just spills out of the pages is just magical. I feel just so grateful to be able to read their story. Letter writing really knows how to tear at my hear…more
EXCERPT: His best friend these days was Gus, a seventy year old black man who lived down the road. They had met a couple of weeks after Noah had bought the house, when Gus had shown up with some homemade liquor and Brunswick stew, and the two had spent their first evening together getting drunk and telling stories.
Now Gus would show up a couple of nights a week, usually around eight. With four kids and eleven grandchildren in the house, he needed to get out of the house now and then, and Noah c…more
Besides the awful writing style (just to mention unimaginative, spiritless and full of clichés), I found the story just a little too contrived and far too predictable. I couldn’t get over the premise where Noah and Allie meet when they are teenagers, spend one summer together and meet again after 14 years to realise they are still utterly in love?! What?!
It irritated me to no end that Sparks felt the need to not leave anything unexplained, describing things in excruciating detail, boring me but …more
Jul 21, 2010Crystal Starr Lightrated itit was ok · review of another edition
Recommended to Crystal Starr Light by:Jane
Well, that’s one author I can cross off my “to-read” list.
Noah and Allie fell in love one summer when he was 17 and she 15. She leaves, and fourteen years pass before Allie, now engaged, returns to Noah. Are they still in love? Will she marry her over-working fiance, with whom she shares a passionless relationship and who keeps her from pursuing her passion of art? Or will she choose Noah, the boy she spent a grand total of one summer with and lost her virginity to (and hasn’t had sex with anoth…more
Sure, pleasant story, but just too sweet and a too limited challenge for me I’m afraid. Although I also have my moments that I just want to enjoy a romantic story without too much thought. We can’t always be reading high top unreadable literature… 😉 It’s the ideal mix, tailormade to what the reader mind wants at a certain point in time. Two stars, therefore….more
Either my Nicholas Sparks times are over or this book is just not to my liking in general. It’s a touching story but it didn’t quite catch me. Not at all, actually. Nicholas Sparks’ books all blur together in my head to one big sappy and somewhat unlikely love story that is so eye-rolling I’d rather watch newly in love couples making out on the underground train….more