The Notebook is a 1996 romantic novel by American novelist Nicholas Sparks, based on a true story. The novel was later adapted into a popular film of the same name, in 2004. This was Nicholas Sparks’ first published novel. It was the third written after The Passing and The Royal Murders, which he did not publish. (Wikipedia)
I don’t know exactly how many books he published but I know that I’ve read like 10 books written by him.
The true is, you can read his books very easily, they are like summer novels, and all look kinda the same, but I liked them very much.
You don’t have to stay and think what he has said in the book, you just read it. For example, I tried to read twice Coelho, but I gave up, I don’t like his style.
I know that he’s read very much, but it’s simply just not my style.
You can understand me, no?
In interviews, Sparks said he was inspired to write the novel by the grandparents of his wife, who had been married for more than 60 years when he met them. In The Notebook, he tried to express the long romantic love of that couple. (Wikipedia) Well, this is such so gorgeous, isn’t it?? How amazing is that?
Nowadays, people get a divorce so easily, they don’t want to fight anymore for their relationship, and that is so sad.. How can you stay married for 60 years, if you don’t fight? There will be sorrows and pain, it’s true, but hang in there, fight for your relationship,both of you.
The book begins by telling the story of an old couple, the wife is in a nursing home and the husband tells her the story of their life, of their love story every time he comes to visit her because she has Alzheimer.
The book is written in 2 times (if that makes sense) when they’re old and when they were young, to remember her about those times together.
“Every great love starts with a great story…”
After his story, Allie remembers her husband, but only for a short period of time, and then fades away again.
I wanted to compare the book with the movie because I’ve also seen the movie, but I would spoil the end, so I’m not doing that.
I encourage you to read it, you can read it in just one day, is that easy to read and follow.
“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..”
“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.”
“You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.”
“You are, and always have been, my dream.”
“You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.”
“I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours. ”
Books I’ve read with the letter N (which I can remember):
- A New Heart..A New Start:Discovering the Promise of Restoration – Neva Coyle
- Nights in Rodanthe – Nicholas Sparks
- No longer a Slumdog:Bringing Hope to Children in Crisis – K.P. Yohannan
- No Wonder they Call Him the Savior:Experiencing the truth of the Cross – Max Lucado
- Nobody’s Boy – Hector Malot
- Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
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