Tuesday, 3 March 2009

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

This looked promising and it was well-written, but I just didn't like it! The hero and heroine obviously loved each other but I couldn't join in with thinking how wonderful they were when there really wasn't much evidence of it. Our hero loves nature (fair enough) but also thinks nature is much more "real" than man-made objects. How, exactly? However, this is a best-seller and was made into a film so it obviously appeals to a lot of people.

Edited to add: I checked out people's comments about the film on IMDB and people either seem to love it or hate it. Most love it, it has to be said, but there are a few hard-hearted old cynics out there too - hooray!

Day 146; Book 145


  1. Hi Anne,

    Yes, like yourself I was not taken with it, I had read two other books by Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Roadanthe and the Wedding and loved both books but the Notebook I thought could have been so much better.

    Ally xxx

  2. That's interesting Ally - looks like I shouldn't give up on him yet then.