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Pour Toi, Nicolas

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Katie Wilkinson croit avoir trouvé l'homme de sa vie en la personne de Matt : tendre, intelligent et très amoureux d'elle. Pourtant, il disparaît brusquement en lui laissant pour seule explication un carnet, le journal intime d'une autre femme, Suzanne.
259 pages
Published 2004 by l'Archipel (first published 2001)
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Kendall
Jul 26, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was the worst I've read. I actually felt less intelligent when I finished it. I feel empathy for people who think this is quality writing. Put it this way, the book was so bad that the movie was better. I actually liked the movie a lot, which means it wasn't the story, it was the author. Patterson needs to stick to mystery or whatever he does...

...Did I mention I didn't like this book at all?
Tanya W
May 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas is an amazing love story, for me it was a page turner that I read in less than 24 hours (quite a feat with a nursing baby)! It is an incredible fictional love story set in New York and Martha’s Vineyard. Part of the book includes experiences from the author’s life.

It starts out with Katie, whose lover of 11 months, Matt, (from whom she thought a marriage proposal imminent), unexpectedly leaves with no explanation. He sends Katie an apologetic letter, saying he is to
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Tea Jovanović
Ovaj romantični iskorak u Patersonovom opusu ne zaostaje za Nikolasom Sparksom... :)
Shivani
Jul 26, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I've read more of James Patterson's novels than I care to admit, and from what I've observed, their general pattern is a little bit of exposition followed by some drama and suspense, which is mostly boring or unbelievably contrived (or both), followed by some sappy, overly-sentimental, unimaginative, and highly predictable denouement.

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas is a deviation from Patterson's mode of operation in the following respect: it isn't suspenseful or even remotely thrilling. Not even
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Caroline
Jan 21, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one, Danielle Steele fans
Shelves: trash-bin, fiction
I still rue the day I picked up this book from the library and even more, reading the first page. The overly-contrived plot contains unbelievably "perfect" characters and comes off as just hokey and ridiculous. Oh, how I regret reading to the end. The sappy sentimentality. The over-the-top crude attempts at "tear-jerker moments." I resent James Patterson's theft of the three hours of my life it took to read this (although it would have been less had I not kept putting it down to debate whether t ...more
Oana
What's french for yuck? Eek. Or ew. Guys, this book is taking the cheese and the melodramatic Hallmark imprint to a whole new level. My God, my teeth hurt from all the saccharine, and I actually feel my pregnancy hormones getting pissed. This is why I shouldn't ever read another romance written by a man, even Nicholas Sparks in his worst moments is less sappy. Yuck. Mister Patterson, please, stay to the creepy mass murderers, thank you.
Connie
Katie, a book editor in New York, has been left by the man that she hoped to marry someday. Matt, a poet from Martha's Vineyard, drops off a diary by Katie's door to help her understand his actions. His first wife, Suzanne, wrote this diary to their son Nicholas, telling him about her move to Martha's Vineyard, falling in love with his father, and the happiness she found in motherhood.

When Suzanne had health problems, a friend told her a story about getting better balance in one's life. Life is
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Sharon
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-read
I absolutely LOVED this book from start to finish.

Katie Wilkinson has found the love of her life and couldn't be any more in love with Matt if she tried. Matt is a writer and a house painter and he is also very much in love with Katie. But then one day out of the blue Matt disappears with no explanation and Katie is left wondering what went wrong when things were so perfect between the two of them. Then Katie finds a package on the front door step which turns out to be a diary left by Matt. With
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Shan
Jan 28, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I have never read any James Patterson books and after reading this one I don't think I'll ever read another. There were so many things wrong with this book I don't know where to begin. This book is a love story, and I usually love a good romance, but it was so saccharine-sweet it made it unbelievable! I didn't find it at all touching, okay, maybe when the second twist was revealed, but everything before and after that was so sappy and overly sentimental that it was hard to stand. Thank goodness ...more
JT
Apr 20, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance
Shelves: avoidthesebooks
All I know is that it was a love novel written by a man. Yep, this didn't work out one bit. Basically it felt like a book written by one of the guys off of "This Old House." Damn they are good with building things but expressing love and the intricacies of the heart... yeah no. Stick to his crime novels because this one leaves you wanting to kick yourself in the balls for even had read it, if that was possible.
Elpida
Sep 05, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this one on a plane and at some point the stewardess came up to my row and gave me tissues. If a book is written well or talks about a touchy subject, I can be a tad emotional. This book did it for me.

Im used to Pattersons murder mystery novels so this was a definite change from the norm. I would say I probably prefer the murder mysteries over the sappy stories but he did a pretty good job with this one.

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Book on CD narrated by Becky Ann Baker
ZERO stars (but I'll give Baker 1 star for her narration)


Quick, I need a blood glucose test to be sure I haven’t developed diabetes! Think Nicholas Sparks and Robert James Waller, but nowhere near so good – and that’s saying a lot, as they aren’t all that great. This is just too awful for words. Patterson is shamelessly cashing in on the trend for male authors to write saccharine tear-jerker love stories. Kate has just been dumped by her perfect boyfriend, M
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Fathima
Apr 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book is my ALL-TIME favourite book :) I absolutely love it. James Patterson has done a brilliant job with the story and its presentation. I've read this book a thousand times. It makes you think about a 101 things related to life and its twists & turns. The story helped me understand that life is not always sweet, not always fair and things do not always turn out the way we want them to. But if we are patient and just keep going - we'll eventually find things that are sweet, that are fa ...more
Licha
May 18, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was a very fast read. I wanted to read a sappy book, and this was sappy at its worst form. However, that being said, I like my sap to be a little more realistic. I want sap that resonates with real life, not one that is so full of perfect people that it never comes across as true.

There were so many things wrong with this book. I hate reading books that I am picking apart as I read them and this book was like that from start to finish.

The book title was a bit misleading for me. I thought th
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Vanessa
Jan 14, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Predictable garbage trying to be deep and passionate. NO! Truly awful writing. Never cared an ounce for the charters. Patterson has written about 800 books. He should really think about quality first. AVOID!
Ena Hasečić
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
"Neizmjerno sam voleo Suzan. Nema tih reči kojima bih ti preneo šta znači kad te zadesi sreća da nađeš ženu koju možeš toliko da voliš, a koja ti, što je čudo nad čudima, uzvraća ljubav istom merom. Ona je bila najvelikodušnija osoba koju sam sreo, blagonaklona i osećajna. Ono što mi se kod nje najviše dopadalo jeste što je umela da te sasluša. I duhovita je bila. I sada bi izvalila neku šalu. Siguran sam da bi. Možda to i čini. Smeškaš li se sada, Suzan? Voleo bih da je tako. Verujem da je tako ...more
Selma
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Neizmerno sam voleo Suzan. Nema tih reči kojima bih ti preneo šta znači kad te zadesi sreća da nađeš ženu koju možeš toliko da voliš, a koja ti, što je čudo nad čudima, uzvraća ljubav istom merom."

Divnoo <3
Maria Ella
I first find James Patterson's way of telling a love story in the movie version of Sundays at Tiffany's, where its story is very much different with Capote and Audrey Hepburn. It was about the spirit of a man taking into human shape, given a mission to make a woman happy, but fell in love eventually, torn between his mission for another and his mission for reaching happiness.

In my personal way of browsing the shelves of Book Sale in Market-Market, I was lucky to have found this book. Compromisin
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Diana
Jan 22, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nevermind
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Christie
Jun 22, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
And here I thought that LDS fiction was bad. Wow. This book is what happens when an old guy who writes suspense tries to write a book about a thirty-something woman's love story. Wow. So bad. So, so bad. I feel used. Words like: ravishing, french braid, blouse and goof (as in Matt and Katie used to ride the circle line as a goof.) have no place in a book written in the 2000's. Emotional Manipulation at it's highest and most nauseating. The only thing I can think that would come close to rivaling ...more
Vanessa Tekać
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Predivno!
Kristine Lopez
Mar 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HE DIED!!! :'((((( GUS DIED!!! WHY OH WHY???? :'((( POOR DOGGIE!!!! :((((

SHE SAID YES! SHE SAID YES!!!! OH MY GODS!!! :')))))

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SHE READS HARRY POTTER , TOO!!!! :DDDDD


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ISN'T IT LUCKY?

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THIS IS WHERE MY REVIEW REALLY REALLY STARTS : :)


I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!
It's heart breaking, heart replenishing
Life changing
Perspective changing
AND EVERY CHANGE IN LIFE AND HOW YOU LOOK AT IT!

I NOW HAVE THE STORY OF THE FIVE BALLS to guide me! :D Though I haven't figured that out yet. I'll get there on the
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Jennifer Lazareck
Sep 11, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was the worst book ever! I was so extremely disappointed. I hate those sappy sad cancer books, and this was just like it, only this time with childbirth and heart attacks! :P Terrible. Unless you like those kinds of stories...

I only finished it so I could find out why the guy dumped the girl, anything more is a spoiler alert. The secret was a long and tedious read through a woman's diary that she wrote to her baby. Gag.

The one redeeming quality was the life lesson of the "5 balls." Basica
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Christine
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas, Katie likes a guy named Matthew who she wants to marry and be with for the rest of her life. For reasons unknown to Katie, Matthew can't seem to commit to her. Matthew leaves Katie a diary to read, a diary which will explain secrets to his past, a diary written by Matthew's ex-wife, Suzanne, to their son Nicholas.

As Katie spends her time reading the diary she becomes more aware of Matthews past life. This diary reveals heart breaking secrets to Katie as she reads
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Ivana
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*Nikolas, Suzan i Met. Jedno zauvek.*
Oh, mili moj, izgaram da čujem tvoj smeh još jedanput. Bolno čeznem da ti pogledam u plave blistave okice. Da ti protrljam mekani obraščić svojim obrazom.
Oh, dragi moj dečače, nevinašce moje, moj sine koji zauvek ostaješ beba. Toliko mi nedostaješ. Ne mogu da se pomirim s mišlju da nikada nećeš saznati kako se osećam, što nikada nećeš čuti koliko te tvoj tata voli.
Tako mi nedostaješ, tako mi nedostaješ, mila bebo. Uvek ćeš mi nedostajati.
Liliflaj
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tear_jerker, laguna
Book for which you are going to cry but you must to read
Janie Johnson
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-challenge
So I picked this book up not intending on reading it at that moment but I opened the first page and then the next and then before I knew I was hooked. I am so glad I grabbed this book off of my shelf and started reading it. An emotional roller coaster for sure.

This is a love story between a man, wife, son and a bystander named Katie. Katie is in love with Matt until one day he disappears and she has no idea where he has gone. He leaves behind a diary called Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas. She open
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Katrinia17
Dec 24, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
SPOILERS!!!

A while back someone suggested that I read a James Patterson book to help me get into writing. The first one I picked up was "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas", thinking that anything by him would do. It was one of the worst mistakes that I ever made. There are just so many issues that I had with this book, I’m amazed that it was published. It seems that Patterson was just set out to insult the intelligence of his readers, hoping that they would see his name and grab up this book, giving
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Lauren Fidler
one day, less than willowy goddess lauren fidler read this book in under 2 hours and decided that she should no longer read any book involving pregnant heroines.

the premise: willowy book editing goddess katie somethingorother loses the love of her life the day or so before she's planning a super big party for him (with the hidden agenda of bestowing upon him a silver rattle and telling him she's knocked up with his bastard offspring). of course, charming handsome handyaroundthehouse everyman po
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Mary Pat
Jan 16, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-club, yuck
I disliked this book so much that I created a new bookshelf for it on my account - yuck. While I was reading it (only because it was a book club pick), several adjectives came to mind - sappy, corny, preditible, shallow, uninteresting, flat. I can't think of one good thing to say about this book. It reads like an overly sentimental Hallmark movie, yet without the Hallmark charm. It amazes me that James Patterson, who is a popular author, could write such an undeveloped, grossly sophmoric book. A ...more
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