Sunday, April 22, 2012

Book Review~The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Title: The Notebook
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Sphere
Publish Date: 2007 (first published in 1996)
ISBN: 978-0-7515-3891-5
Pages: 221
Links: Goodreads ~ Amazon
Summary: North Carolina, October 1926. Noah Calhoun has recently returned from war. He tries to forget the horrors he has seen and experienced by restoring an old plantation home. But though his days are spent working, his nights too often give way to dreams of his past.

Fourteen years ago Noah fell in love with a girl, and he is still haunted by her memory but convinced he will never find her again. But when the past slips into the present, Noah realizes his ghosts are never far away.

Rating: 8/10
Source: Bought.
Cover Talk: It's ok. Not anything special. =/

My Thoughts: I enjoyed the book. It was a quick read. But I didn't like it that much. I mean I've read better books by Nicholas Sparks. This wasn't his best one.

I really loved the story. And I liked how it was written too. But it was lacking something. I can't put my finger on what.... but something was missing...

I didn't cry while reading the book which is a new one for me because till now all Sparks' books have made me cry. I did cry a little. But not as much as people say they did.

I liked the characters. They were real and flawed and the character-reader connection was maintained pretty good. 

I can't say anything more because I read this a while ago and I don't remember much anymore. I know, crappy review =/ I'll try to review books as soon as I read them from now on.

In the end I'll just say I liked the movie better. It touched me more than the book did (another new one).


  1. I agree with you, the movie is much better than the book. There is much more tension watching the movie than reading the book, but the book has more details. It's more of a compromise really, but any way you put it, "The Notebook" is a good read if you have some time. You make nice reviews, keep them coming.

    1. I totally agree! And thank you so much! =) I'm glad you like them.

  2. Some love stories are never meant to end... They are just eternal. They leave a lasting impression on your mind.. And more than anything else they inspire you. The Notebook is one such novel.

    Though I am not a very big fan of romance and romantic novels, this is one book that I will never regret reading. This book was recommended to me by one of my friends. He challenged me that my aversion to love stories would change once I read this book. Though skeptical in the beginning, I brought this book and trust me I just fell in love with this book.

    There are some stories that just touch your heart... Stories that will stay with you forever ... Stories that you never forget... And more than anything else they inspire you... The Notebook is one such story... A story of true love winning over all obstacles... A story of not giving up and trying you best. A story of believing in yourself.

    To the author's credit, he has kept the book short (Around 189 pages to be exact). The story telling is simple. Simple words that manage to grab your attention. He has not gone overboard. You get a feeling that you know the characters in the story. Its as if the story has happened to you or someone near you.

    This is my first book of Nicholas Sparks. Now I'm eagerly awaiting to read his other books.

    I recommend this book to all those who are in love or who plan to fall in love. To all the people who believe in true and unconditional love. Love in the purest form.


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