The story is so mundane and relatable that it's hard to pull away from. David is a master of words and it was exhilarating to...more<3 <3 <3 <3
The story is so mundane and relatable that it's hard to pull away from. David is a master of words and it was exhilarating to read a bit of his wisdom. I just want to have this as a manual of life, of relationships and my reminder that love is everywhere :)(less)
Every time I read a Sparks book I wonder, is it possible to read his books without crying your guts out? I mean seriously! I'm not a big fan of crying...moreEvery time I read a Sparks book I wonder, is it possible to read his books without crying your guts out? I mean seriously! I'm not a big fan of crying as some of you know, I almost never cry, but geez, this one brought insane sobbing--the howling, moaning, wailing kind of sob. Yes, extremely cathartic indeed. I wont be sad for a long long time now, ha! But the thing is, I don't think he is a excellent writer but I do know with certainty that he is one extremely talented story-teller. It's almost impossible not to feel yourself floating inside the story. His way of engaging the reader is utterly effective and astonishingly atmospheric.
I loved the story, fell in love with the characters and would love to read this one over and over. I found that the psychological part was really good also. That was my favorite character, John's dad. OMG, I love him! Nicholas Sparks is a genius and his love stories are epic. So of course, if you enjoy good romance, this is a must. And if you don't, I think you'll like it too. It's hard not to. (less)
The books that leave the reader blatantly puzzled as to how on earth anyone could have imagined such a plot are arguably the best ones. And those that...moreThe books that leave the reader blatantly puzzled as to how on earth anyone could have imagined such a plot are arguably the best ones. And those that leave the bittersweet taste of a terrible, unimaginable, catastrophically awful story told in such a vivid and tangible way, even more so. The voice in this story, Eva's voice, is so powerful that I had to wonder at several points if I was really reading a work of fiction. Sweet mother of books, what an intense and awe-striking story! Put on your big boy pants, hold your heart real tight and be prepared to ask yourself questions that, before this book, you hadn't even remotely considered. Unfathomable.
Yes, I'll admit that the fluffy I-swallowed-a-dictionary writing grew tiresome at times, even if I must admit that it was deeply well written, but at some point, I just gave in and stopped looking up fancy words and I let the story just flow overlooking many of her sophisticated terms. I was helpless, from the moment I started, Eva was nagging me at all times, to keep reading.
I can't even begin to understand the absolute perfection of character development or the magnificent effortless flow of the plot, so I won't attempt to analyze it for you. I'll just say that if anyone does not like this book, it will always have to do with either the subject or the dizzying array of words but never, ever because of its quality of literature. It is a profusely disturbing, haunting, terrifyingly hard story to read, even nauseating at times. I LOVED it and it's probably one of the BEST books I have EVER read. I do not throw that lightly, btw.