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 any 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 out of you until you resemble The Ice Man or boring you to death Really, those are the only two options you ve got with this book Who can stand to see something as cute as that kitten up there all day every day You need something not so cute to break up the boredom Similarly, in The Notebook, the long, romantic verses filled with poetry and stunning imagery will ultimately become tiresome the longer you read it.
Probably it s just me In case you haven t figured it out, I m not exactly the most romantic person out there In my relationship it s my husband who is the romantic He s the one that makes me breakfast in bed every single morning and puts a rose from the garden on my tray He s the one that calls me to see how my day s gone and sends me soppy, romantic messages If you re a sentimental, sweet kind of person two adjectives nobody has ever applied to me then I m sure you d like this book and it would do you justice For those who like a littleaction in the literary sack then this book may tend to waffle on and be overly mushy.
Now THAT Slike it An Alternate Cover For This ASIN Can Be Found HereSet Amid The Austere Beauty Of The North Carolina Coast, The Notebook Begins With The Story Of Noah Calhoun, A Rural Southerner Recently Returned Form The Second World War Noah Is Restoring A Plantation Home To Its Former Glory, And He Is Haunted By Images Of The Beautiful Girl He Met Fourteen Years Earlier, A Girl He Loved Like No Other Unable To Find Her, Yet Unwilling To Forget The Summer They Spent Together, Noah Is Content To Live With Only Memoriesuntil She Unexpectedly Returns To His Town To See Him Once AgainLike A Puzzle Within A Puzzle, The Story Of Noah And Allie Is Just The Beginning As It Unfolds, Their Tale Miraculously Becomes Something Different, With Much Higher Stakes The Result Is A Deeply Moving Portrait Of Love Itself, The Tender Moments And The Fundamental Changes That Affect Us All It Is A Story Of Miracles And Emotions That Will Stay With You Forever 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 I have rated many books as a 4 or 5, and this book pisses me off to no end because it had the audacity to waste my time as a reader.
quite possibly the sweetest love story ever I wept like a baby.
4 StarsAlso reviewed at Lady Jayne s Reading Den Sweet and romantic, but I liked the movie muchIn fact, I LOVED the movie and watched it before reading this In the movie, the characters of Noah and Allie hadintensity 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 favouriteI 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 We sit silently and watch the world around us This has taken a lifetime to learn It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence It is a waste, for silence is pure Silence is holy It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for , that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that s what you ve given to me We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created For me, love like that has only happened once, and that s why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory I ll never forget a single moment of it So it s not gonna be easy It s going to be really hard we re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you I want all of you, forever, everyday You and me everyday I love you I am who I am because of you You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life I will always be yours COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER I do not hold the copyright to any of the images used in this review They are posted to add visuals to the review and for fun If any of these images are yours and you would like me to remove them, please let me know, and I will do so as soon as possible If I can identify the copyright, I will do so.
Seriously, what the fuck was this This is my favorite love story ever It shows what true soul mates are I also loved the movie as much as the book If you don t cry when you read this then something is wrong with you I think that you can love someone like ally did the lawyer, but only true love with your soul mate like with Noah People who don t like this book have never truely been loved, because if you have it hits home.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the book 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 We sit silently and watch the world around us This has taken a lifetime to learn It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence It is a waste, for silence is pure Silence is holy It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking.
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,power to you When I heard the plot an old man is reliving his personal history with the love of his life as she suffers from dementia I had much hope for a touching story Esh I was sorely disappointed.
My favorite memory is reading the scene between the two young and I m assuming attractive loversthey are in a boat on a lake, romantic setting, yes It starts to rain She s wearing a white dress We have to get you inside where it s warmbetter remove those wet clothes, you ll catch a cold Commence eye rolling now.
After reading the book, I passed it on to my now husband, who was also on the train Keep in mind, there were no other English options He starts to comment, Oh, they re on the lake in a boatokay, it s rainingoh geeze, why do you girls read this crap And that s what I think about this bookwhy would anyone read this unless there were no other choices I m just gonna say it I expected less.
Not being inexperienced in the reading of Nicholas Sparks novels, I somewhat knew this book would contain tons and tons of corny and cheesy replies and gestures But NOT in every single paragraph I m not one to discard the idea of soul mates, after all the young adult readings that I have done, but when something is too wonderful and perfect, it sannoying than cute So there is too much of that.
Also, the plot is so weirdly shaped It starts with Noah as an elderly, in the first person, then it continues in the 3rd person with Noah in his thirties, and it finally ends with elderly Noah in the first person again I know why the author did that and it s pretty ingenious when you globally think about it but reading it is a different story The 3rd person part of the story is cut at the most decisive moment and that is utterly outraging Moreover, when Noah sees Allie again, she is engaged to a super rich attorney That super rich attorney, to whom I forgot the name of, is madly stressed out when he discovers that Allie has been with Noah the whole time she claimed to needing time to make some purchases in a specific city So what does he do He runs to her and tries to win her back But does he ever turn against Noah Bah Noah is an angel, how can anyone despise him And finally, the mother Allie s mother She disapproved of them as a couple when they were in their teen years, but nowthan a dozen years later she doesn t even blink when she learns Allie has gone back to Noah and never tries to talk Allie into going back to her super rich attorney So not realistic Basically, this book is made of rainbows and sunshine Not my favorite combination I expected less of that.