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Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Notebook (original 1996; edition 2004)

by Nicholas Sparks

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Authors:Nicholas Sparks
Info:Bantam Books (2004), Paperback, 272 pages
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The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (1996)

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This is a story about a great love story. The two in love part their ways but reconnect after some time apart. They end up getting married and having a family together, but the woman ends up developing dementia, doesn't remember her husband, but has flashbacks to when they were younger. They end up dying together, which is a sad ending to a love story. ( )
  TarynNicole | May 10, 2017 |
I will admit that I only vaguely remember seeing the movie when I was in high school, at a sleepover, and hopped up on Jolt Cola. I remember the kiss, the rain, and the end (which is different in the book!). With that limited knowledge in mind I picked up this quick read (I finished it in less than two hours) and had virtually no expectations. I'm not the biggest Nicholas Sparks fan but this book wasn't awful. Was it great? No. Was it way too good of a romance to be true? Yes. But overall, it wasn't a horrible way to pass the time. An old man in a nursing home reads out of a notebook to an elderly woman every day, the middle of the book is the story contained in the notebook and it's book ended by the "present day" story of the old man. The story he reads to her is about ill fated romance and the rekindling of youthful love. It's emotional, slightly unbelievable, and good fluff. I think I prefer the movie (Ryan Reynolds, hubba hubba) but I won't know until I actually rewatch it. ( )
  ecataldi | Apr 13, 2017 |
I actually didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would. Loved the movie, but the book is only getting 3 stars from me....can't really pinpoint what didn't thrill me about it...who's to say. It was still a good book, just not as good as I had expected :( ( )
  beautyandtheblog | Feb 13, 2017 |
This was a reading group book as normally I wouldn't have touched it with a bargepole. And it was pretty bad. It's a Mills & Boon pretending to be something better. Luckily it is very short. I found the first half boring. However the 2nd half was an improvement and pushed my star rating up 1/2 a star. But I can't imagine why anyone picked it for the reading group. ( )
  infjsarah | Jan 7, 2017 |
loved this book ( )
  KimSalyers | Oct 1, 2016 |
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This book is dedicated with love to Cathy, my wife and my friend.
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Who am I? And how, I wonder, will this story end?
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.
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"Somewhere," muses Noah Calhoun, while sitting on his porch in the moonight, "there were people making love." The Notebook, a Southern-fried story of love-lost-and-found-again, revolves around a single time-honored romantic dilemma: will beautiful Allison Nelson stay with Mr. Respectability (to whom she happens to be engaged), or will she choose Noah, the romantic rascal she left so many years ago?

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An elderly lady with Alzheimer's disease listens to her old diaries that speak of the young love she has long forgotten.

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