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A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
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Apr 22, 2012

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Nicholas Sparks likes to mess with people’s feelings, and therefore, takes advantage of the same formula: a romance punctuated by tragedy. Although personally, I am more easily manipulated by the emotional sad stories, from time to time feels good to read about a happy ending. But apparently the author doesn’t seem to share my opinion. Proof is he’s still killing people in his books. I don’t have anything against it, nor am I judging the man for writing what ultimately leads people to buy his novels, but, come on, isn’t the name Sparks an indication that life isn’t always darkness?

I remember seeing the movie inspired by this novel in my teens and loving it! Perhaps that’s why some scenes stuck in my head, like the first moment of the movie that eventually puts Landon in Jamie Sullivan’s path; and near the end, when he reads to her from a book at her bedside. And who doesn’t remember that last spine chilling quote: “Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.”

But this is not a review of the movie, so let’s talk about the book. I have to admit that this is one of the rare exceptions where I liked the movie better than the book. In part because the book focuses a lot on religion and I’m not particularly devout, but also because it seemed to me it was like a short story. I think Landon’s love for Jamie was more credible on the screen. I think it’s a beautiful story, but it could use a little more convincing. I don’t say no to a Nicholas Sparks novel, because I like his writing, at least if his stories aren’t consistent, I know what to expect of his writing style, even though I don’t agree with some of his execution methods (pun intended). I would have liked this book more If I’d read it a couple years back, before I watched the movie, and before I got to know the long growing list of people killed by Nicholas Sparks.
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April 22, 2012 – Started Reading
April 22, 2012 – Shelved
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April 23, 2012 – Finished Reading
December 31, 2012 – Shelved as: tv-movie
December 14, 2013 – Shelved as: ebook

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Isabel É mesmo verdade Tânia, parece que o Nicholas Sparks não sabe o que é um Happy-ending!

Tânia Mesmo! É isso que me enerva, é tão bom escritor mas cola-se tanto às tragédias que uma pessoa fica sem vontade de pegar nos livros dele :/

Isabel De todos os que li é só tragédia... credo será que o homenzito não consegue escrever nada assim mais animado... eu faço grandes intervalos entre livros dele, porque ele consegue deixar-me deprimida! :P

Filipa Nem me ponham a falar deste senhor... sinceramente, já lhe ganhei pó, que enjoo.

Tânia Nicholas Sparks é um serial killer literário hehe

Isabel Epá Filipa ele é um bocado deprimido, mas ás vezes até tenho vontade de ler um dos livros dele... principalmente depois de ler um desses romances que até provocam diabetes... Lol

Filipa Eu não... li o último mais recente dele e sinceramente, não vou ler mais nenhum... já deu o que tinha a dar.. =)Mas os filmes continuo a ver. :P

Mafi tmb não tenho vontade de ler os outros livros que tenho dele, só me faltam 4.

Isabel Os livros dele leem-se rapidinho, a escrita não é má, o problema é quando chegam ao fim e a vontade de o esganar aperta ... O Homenzito Dramático... :P

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