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One Day by David Nicholls
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Jul 31, 2011

did not like it

Yuck! What self-indulgent muck! I decided to read this book after having read extremely positive reviews in the British press, and upon finding out that a movie based on the book will be released imminently.

About 100 pages in, I was already hating it, and now, finally finishing it, I am convinced those raving reviews must have been written by people who hardly ever read books.

The book is cheesy and corny, predictable as a storm on a cloudy day, with characters who unfortunately display very little deep or profound development as the book progresses. It's chick-lit written by a man.

I feel that the author's use of a certain trite plot device, which may have been intended to shock and awe the reader, only made me feel really angry about having laboured to get so far into the book. I don't want to spoil the plot for those who still intend to read the book, but I am compelled to advise you to brace yourself for a cop-out.

Probably for the first time in my life, I am honestly hoping that the movie will out-perform the book.
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Glynis And I thought it was just me!!!!

Stacey I agree! The movie was pretty bad but still better than this horrible book!

Yaney Matsumoto I don't even like the movie version of One Day. Yuck.

Danielle W You plan to watch the movie after that?! I don't...

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