Monday, January 17, 2011

Review: The Notebook

The NotebookThe Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After a spot in a recent Writer's Digest showcasing Nicholas Sparks, I browsed his website dedicated to authors and gained a lot of respect for him as an author. He had a lot to say about how to write and I decided to see how well he wrote.

I can see why this book was worth a Million dollar advance.

I'm sure we've all read it or seen the movie, so I won't get into the plot, but needless to say I had a hard time not shedding tears during the last quarter of the book. The devotion the husband shows to his wife is so beautiful and touching.

As much as I'm not a romance type of guy, I think I'll have to add this as one of my favorite books. Short, beautiful, telling, and effective.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, a million dollar advance? That's a lot... For me, every relationship should be like in The Notebook: they should care for each other and be devoted. This is also one of my favorite books, I reach for it every time when I'm out of inspiration, so I skim it a little bit before I move on to other books.