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Preview — The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
"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
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
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: هشتم فوریه سال 2000 میلادی
عنوان: دفتر خاطرات ؛ نویسنده: نیکولاس اسپارکس؛ مترجم: نفیسه معتکف؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، لیوسا، 1378، در 213 ص، شابک: 9645634032؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 م
مهدی سجودی مقدم نیز تحت عنوان: دفترچه خاطرات (و با عنوان فرعی: شورِ عشق) کتاب را ترجمه و توسط انتشارات مهراندیش منتشر شده
رمانی عاشقانه است از نیکلاس اسپارکس، که براساس داستانی واقعی نوشته شده. این کتاب بعدها مبنای اقتباسی سینمایی به همی ...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
Es el primer libro que leo de Nicholas Sparks y debo decir que me sorprendió. Pensé que eran historias muy melosas y que todas se parecían entre sí entonces nunca quise darle una oportunidad.
De esta historia tampoco he vista la pelicula, justamente por la misma razón por la que no leía los libros.
Es un libro muy corto que se puede leer en una tarde y cuenta, resumidamente, la historia de Noah y Ally desde que se conocen de jovenes hasta ...more
So, why the four stars? This book was given to me by my uncle when I was barely fourteen. I remember reading it then and wondering if he had actually read it, and then thinking that if he had, then he must consider me mature enough to read this book, and feeling quite proud of the fact. Back th ...more
In a Word : boring
*Wonders if watching paint dry might actually be more exciting*
We’ve all seen the movie right? So it's that... but with all the emotion sucked out of it.
The beauty of lifetime love was represented in this story. The kind of love that leaves you falling in love with that person every day no matter what life brings your way. Like, real life love.
The romance was a snooze fest.
So here’s wha ...more
Noah Calhoun is a simple boy with simple dreams. He loves poetry, his life in ...more
I actually liked that I watched the movie before reading the book (I know I am shocked lol 😂). The narrator was on point and made me feel a lot. I might have fell asleep with teary eyes or with waterfalls... Same difference whatever lol 🙄🤔😒😂 hahaha
Listening to the audio copy, I can't stop picturing Ryan Gosling 😝
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
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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