It's 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. They both know that the next day, after college graduation, they must go their separate ways. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. As the years go by, Dex and Em begin to lead separate lives-lives very different from the people they once dreamed they'd become. And yet,...more
(I just copied this from my blog...and, didn't realize until it was pointed out to me (below) that I didn't copy the whole thing sorry!)
Please be warned this blog post contains SPOILERS for the following books: One Day, Message in a Bottle, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Lord of the Rings, The Way We Were, A Walk to Remember, Atonement, Bridges of Madison County, The Time Travelers Wife, The English Patient
This is the first book that is so beautiful tha...more
I enjoyed the format. It gives the reader snapshots of Dex and Em’s life, like flipping through a stack of polaroids, just a flash of what was going...more
So I’m going to try to write a somewhat sensible review here that doesn’t come across as all gushy fan-girl. I will say (hopefully only once) that I adored this book but you should know that I'm a bit of a sucker for a tragedy too. ONE DAY was brilliant in every way; making me laugh and cry while filling me with nostalgia and longing. And because I’m the same age as Dexter and Emma the time frame here was also total...more
If you are a HEA junky like me, you might want to be aware that this is not a traditional happy ending at all, but in a way it is even better because the story continues beyond the HEA, it is real, honest and bittersweet.
I don't necessarily think this is a story everyone will enjoy, it is...more
This story is about a man and a woman who one day come together as lovers, then break up, but stay connected. Their relationship is followed through the next 20 years by presenting just one day - July 15th - out of their lives.
As complete opposites, you’d think Dexter and Emma were turned on by these differing facts. But, the characters actually seem annoyed by most of what makes them dissimilar. In short, there is nothing to explain why they would actually care about each other. And, there’s no reason for me to care about them either, for that matter.
Like most page-turners, the dialogue is snappy, the ruminations are written like people talk, and the story is mostly plot-driven in a sea of Omigodwhathappensnext adrenaline. (And that scene where the new boyfriend nervously plays a game with the girlfriend's family only to play too hard and have everyone glaring...more
Dear Em and Dex,
Please tell me, what a true love is?
Coz i can't bear to read about how you both live in lies and denials for more than 10 years
Does it supposed to be like that? a true love?
Make you live in despair, trying to keep your love one closed, though you know you don't belong?
What's that all about?
Why it has to be that way, Em?
Why don't you realize that you are worth enough, even when Dex had told you how gorgeous you are, thousands of times?
Why'd you have to wait for many years to co...more
I loved most of this book, particularly because I'm British too, and graduated two years before them, so many of the background trends in 'One Day' feel fami...more
Dexter and Emma are at the same university and know each other by sight, but only meet properly on the evening after graduatio...more
I’ve read the covers and I had that tingling impulse down my spine that I have every time when I read something promising. When it comes to male-female relationships, I enjoy those that are based in London, because romance in London, yes, I can relate with that.
But when I finished it, I projected my feelings through Portuguese word: saudade -...more
The main characters annoyed me half the time, and the other half I found them surprisingly pleasing, shortly after which, they started to annoy me again. The end was a total give-away, which was a shame, I wanted it to be something surprising... but then, with a novel like this, surprise isn't really an option, I guess.
The novel, however, does contain a quote that greatly touched me personally, p.433, "'Live each da...more
The more time that passes since I finished reading One Day, the more I wish there was more of it. You won't wanna put it down.
الرواية دي لو ف 150 صفحة كانت هتبقي حاجه لطيفة خالص
لكن الكلام والرغي دون حتي تفاصيل هامة شئ كان ف منتهي السخافة
قصة رومانسية تم صنعها ك فيلم سينمائئ
عن ايما وديكستر اللي هما اصحاب
خلال 20 عام
فكرة تثبيت اليوم ف المناسبات الهامة
ومدي اهمية دا
وبعدين هو يقرر اكتشاف العالم
ويجد نفسه يحبها
بينما هما الاتنين بيقولوا لا احنا صحاب بس
وتفضل الدينا تلف بيهم
وكل واحد يمشي ف طريق
هي ك طاهية بينما مش عارفة تحقق حلمها ف الكتابة
وهو ك مقدم برامج ناجح
Maravilha. Um livro muito bom, um enredo bem construido, coeso, forte, com sentido. Personagens fortes, marcantes, humanas. Um enquadramento histórico bem desenvolvido, bem delineado e arquitetado. Uma história de amor muito bela e por vezes tão triste...
Vi primeiro o filme. Com dois atores que gosto muito, foi uma história bem bonita, bem romântica. Estava com algum receio que o livro não fosse como o filme (o filme não fosse como o livro), pois tinha go...more
I don´t regret the impulse buy, I really enjoyed this book. It is based on two intelligent premises. Firstly, structurally each chapter covers the same day, 15th July, each year. Using this device David Nicholls retells the friendship between Emma and Dexter,...more
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After graduation, he won a scholarship to study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, before returning to London in 1991 and finally earning an Equity...more