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The Notebook (The Notebook #1)
Noah Calhoun has just returned from World War Two. Attempting to escape the ghosts of battle, he tries to concentrate on restoring an old plantation home to its former glory. And yet he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met there fourteen years before, a girl who captured his heart like no other.
But when these distant memories begin to s ...more
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"Do you want to stay for dinner?" he asked, wondering what she would say.
"Okay," she said, and than asked, "What should we eat?"
"Crabs," he said.
She never had crabs. They b ...more
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’s more annoying than cute. So there is too much of that.
Also, the plot is so weirdly shaped. It starts with No ...more
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, more power to you ...more
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 anymore
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 o ...more
Sweet and romantic, but I liked the movie much more. In fact, I LOVED the movie and watched it before reading this. In the movie, the characters of Noah and Allie had more intensity 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 favourite:
"I am a common man with common thoughts, and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedic ...more
إن السبب الذي يجعلنا نتألم كثيرًا لفراقنا هو لأن أرواحنا
متصلة ببعضها البعض، و ربما كانت كذلك منذ زمن بعيد
وستظل على ذلك في المستقبل. وربما قد عشنا ألف حياة
قبل حياتنا هذه، وفي كل واحدة منها كان كل منا يبحث عن
الآخر حتى يجده. وربما كنا نُجبر في كل مرة على أن نفترق
لنفس الأسباب، ويعني ذلك أن هذا الوداع هو وداع لعشرة
آلاف عام مضت، وبداية لأعوام أخرى سوف تأتي .
وعندما أنظر إليك، أرى جمالك و جاذبيتك، وأعرف أنهما
يتضاعفان في كل حياة جديدة تحيينها، وأعرف أني قضيت
كل حياة لي من قبل في البحث عنك، ولم أكن ...more
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the book:
"I am a common man with common thoughts, and I've l ...more
ضحكت عليكم وثبتكم
الراجل دا ليه بيعمل معانا كدا؟؟
ليه عاوزانا نصدق ف حاجات مريبة
الغريب ودي علامة ف كل كتبه
هو ملتزم بشدة متلقيش شتيمة
ولا مشهد عاطفي حار
مع ان مفيش رواية كتبها الا وتستحمل
لكن هو عامل كنترول لوحده
الدراما تتطلب دا
ولا اتفذلك ولا شئ
وعرف يوصل اللي هو عاوزه
مش قصدي ان اللي بيعمل عكس دا زباله
بس انا بتغاظ ان فيه روايات بتبقي عبارة مشاهد ابيحة
تحتوي علي رواية
او مشاهد مقحومة لا لشئ غير اهو ...more
This Sparks character had a fantastic idea for a story, a truly painful and passionate story of love and devotion. But the book? It was like my 14 year old nephew watched this brilliant movie, then tried to write about it on his myspace blog. It was butchered by an appalling lack adjectives and an appalling lack of emotion. Sad.
The fact that so many people are willi ...more
It irritated me to no end that Sparks felt the need to not leave anything unexplained, describing things in excruciating detail, boring me but ...more
Noah and Allie fell in love one summer when he was 17 and she 15. She leaves, and fourteen years pass before Allie, now engaged, returns to Noah. Are they still in love? Will she marry her over-working fiance, with whom she shares a passionless relationship and who keeps her from pursuing her passion of art? Or will she choose Noah, the boy she spent a grand total of one summer with and lost her virginity to (and hasn't had sex with anoth ...more
Well, there's no accounting for taste, and if you like sappy Twoo Luv stories this is your man. My mileage varied, mostly because I was reading critically with ALL my teeth and claws out, so I'll forgive you if you enjoyed it because yeah ...more
" من نحن ؟؟ أنا و"اّلى
هل نحن شجرة لبلاب قديمه عالقه فوق شجرة سرو وأغصانها وفروعها متشابكه تماما لدرجه أننا سنموت اذا ما حاول أحد فصلنا عن بعض؟؟ لا اعرف
ويتحول الحب فى هذه الساعات الأخيره والرقيقه الى شىء حساس ونقى .. ويأتى ضوء الصباح بأشعته الناعمه والقويه ليوقظ الحب الصادق....
Noah Calhoun is a simple boy with simple dreams. He loves poetry, his life in ...more
call me a sucker. i can totally relate to the concept of true love and a soulmate. i don't think you get many chances at finding that one person, and when you do, you know it.
never let go of the one that you know BELONGS with you. on your mind every second of every day.
"forever with you, forever in me, ever the same" (rob thomas- ever the same).
I suppose [my life] has most resembled a blue chip stock: fairly stable, more ups than downs, and gradually trending upward over time. A good buy, a lucky buy, and I've learned that not everyone can say that about his life.
"A living poem" had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.
Our lives can't be measured by our final years, of this I am sure.
We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only ...more
كل كلمة في هذه الرواية كأنها همسة رقيقة و عذبة عالقلب وكالتي نسمعها في نغمات الوتر .
كم كان الكاتب بارعاً في ربط لحظات الحُب بساعات الوحدة ، والألم الفاصل بينهما .. ورغم كل شيء انتصر الحب المتدفق في روح "نوا" و "آلى" على الوحدة .
ممتنة جدا لكِ "هبة" على اقتراحك دائماً اندهش بجمال ذوقك . ...more
Mi amado Sparks, otra vez, logro cautivarme con sus historias de amor. Aunque en este libro, él, maneja un romance que a mí ya se me hes un poco difícil de entender, ya que todo ocurre más precipitadamente que en los otros libros que he leído de él, pero aun así logra convencerme totalmente de que ese tipo de amor y romance puede ocurrir. Y es que sinceramente, este hombre llega a escribir una pagina del porque los hombre ...more
I knew the big storyline from the movie - I mean, who hasn't seen this classic and who doesn't remember a love story like that. Knowing the plot makes every inch of the story more beautiful, more soaked with love.
It made me cry from emotion. Not just once, or twice. Oh my, this is so amazing.
Really, go read this or be sorry for ever.
Best read of this year, hands down. I usually don't reread, but I feel like I can read this story a million times and that it touches my heart e ...more
Even my mother, a woman who despises all romantic-gooey-type films, loves this film. So after I saw the movie, I decided to read everything belonging to Nicholas Sparks. So I started with this. And honestly? I thought the movie had a lot more passion than the book. Ryan Gosling and Rachel ...more
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Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.
Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28. It was published in 1996 and he followed with the n...more