Saturday, May 14, 2011

Review of The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Author: Nicholas Sparks
Title: The Notebook
Release date: 1st of October 1996
Published by: Grand Central Publishing
The NotebookImprint: Bantam
Reading level: FICTION – Literary Fiction, Romance
Pages: 214 in Hardcover
Source: GC

Summary from Goodreads:

"Somewhere," muses Noah Calhoun, while sitting on his porch in the moonight, "there were people making love." The Notebook, a Southern-fried story of love-lost-and-found-again, revolves around a single time-honored romantic dilemma: will beautiful Allison Nelson stay with Mr. Respectability (to whom she happens to be engaged), or will she hook up with Noah, the romantic rascal she left so many years ago? We're not telling, but you have two guesses and the first one doesn't count. Decades later, after Allison develops Alzheimer's, her beau uses "the notebook" to read her the story of the great love she's plumb forgot.

Even though The Notebook came out already 1996 and movie in 2004, I just found this book and decided to read it.

It’s a love story and this is the best way of describing it. Live-long love story which mirrors characters’ life during their lives from the moment they meet until the final days of their lives. The writing was slowly paced and it really suited to the story. Thoughts and descriptions gave an overview of the depth of their love story.

It was beautiful and sad book.

4 stars out of 5.

1 comment:

  1. I've been reading so many sad books lately, I just don't know if I can take this one! Maybe sometime in the future.