I always been in love with Nicholas Sparks. I saw the movie, without knowing it is based on one of his novel, and in the end I was whining on the couch. One day later I've started to read this book and guess what..I fall in love! It is such an amazing story, I love all the characters and the end is really great! Everybody should read it! Absolutely one of my favorite book ever!❤...Continua
If it were possible to give this half a star, I would have. Pure schlock. I cannot believe people rave about this story. Pure, American shit. Like reading a Mills & Boon most of the time.
Saw the movie makes me want to get the novel to see the detailed story...
Though a bit difference between movie and novel,
I like both, very touching story..and wish my love can endure for long and such strong.
Being in North Carolina for five years and visited Charleston (love this town), where the movie was filmed (although I've never watched the movie), I had high expectation for the original story.
The plot is a bit of cliche, but that is fine with me. What is intolerable is the detailed description of everything -- every move of the characters was mentioned, and every thought of Allie was spoken out. There was no room for ambiguity, where the sweetness and bitterness of love reside, nor room for the readers to fit in their own experiences and interpretations. The only seemly uncertainty regarding which man Allie chose was too deliberately plotted to drive me into the story. In addition, every conversation in this book was so perfectly designed that appeared unnatural, and the conflicts were over-polished and failed to provoke emotions.
It is a sickeningly sweet story and not to my taste. I forced myself to finish the book for the sake of language learning, but sadly even that I should have better choices....Continua
Noah was nothing special, of this he was sure.
He was a common man with common thoughts, and he had led a common life . There were no monuments dedicated to him and his name would soon be forgotten, but he had loved another with all his heart and soul, and to him, this had always been enough.
The romantics would call this a love story, the cynics would call it a tragedy.
In his mind it was a little bit of both, and no matter how you choose to view it in the
end, it does not change the fact that it had involved a great deal of his life and the
path he had chosen to follow.
He had no complaints about his path and the places it had taken him and though we may call him a dreamer or fool or any other thing, he believed that anything was possible.
He believed that science is not the total answer: miracles, no matter how inexplicable or unbelievable, are real and can occur, without regard to the natural order of things.
He had learned to enjoy simple things, things that couldn't be bought, and he had a hard
time understanding people who felt otherwise.
His father taught him to read with books of poetry. "Learn to read this aloud and you'll be able to say anything you want to.". he always said.
Poetry wasn't written to be analyzed; it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.
Noah read the works of Whitman and Tennyson and through them, he knew that the first time you fall in love, it changes your life forever, and no matter how hard you try, the feeling never goes away.
There's a part of you that you keep closed off from everyone, your mind is on someone else.
"A living poem" had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe Allie, his Allie to others.
She had traits like intelligence, confidence, strength of spirit, passion, traits that inspired others to greatness, traits he aspired to himself.
And Allie, like Noah, wanted something else, something different, something more. Passion and romance, perhaps, or maybe quiet conversations in candlelit rooms, or something as simple as not being second.
Their souls were connected in a way that few things are, like day and night; there cannot be one without the other, yet they cannot exist at the same time.
Maybe they had lived a thousand lives before that one and in each of them they had found each other.
They knew they had spent every life before that one searching for each other and they
would have seen each other again in another life.
A love like that they shared happened only once.
Every minute they spent together had been seared in their memory.
They would have never forgotten a single moment of it.
Every day they were together was the greatest day of his life: Allie was the one who taught Noah the value of love. She showed him what it was like to care for another, and Noah was a better man because of it.