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One Day (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Vintage Contemporaries) (original 2009; edition 2011)

by David Nicholls

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Title:One Day (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Vintage Contemporaries)
Authors:David Nicholls
Info:Vintage (2011), Edition: Mti, Paperback, 448 pages
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One Day by David Nicholls (2009)

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I picked up this book to read as had it sitting on my TBR pile for a long time. I had also been recommended it by a few people so thought I'd give it a go.
This book is about em and Dex, Dex and Em - friends who meet on the day of their graduation -July 15th. This book takes you through the next 20 years of their lives and gives you snapshots of that day. And it's interesting. I kept thinking that they would get together at some point, sometimes wishing it would happen and other times, very against it!
As the years went by, I was struck by what different lives they were living but happy that they maintained a friendship. And then the book got sad! I was lying in bed finishing one last chapter before going to sleep and it just hit me like a train! I struggled to put the book down but had to and started again as soon as I could.
It finished sort of as expected for me and was a great, great book to read. ( )
  Nataliec7 | Feb 16, 2017 |
Remember the tv series Cold Feet? This novel by the author of that series tells a story along the same lines. A comedy of morals of the late 80s, the 90's and early 21rst century, funny, moving and very entertaining. ( )
  stef7sa | Jan 5, 2017 |
Light and fluffy story of Emma and Dexter. Most notable feature is the structure of the book which takes one day of the year and writes about what happened in the characters lives on that day. Slightly unbelievable, takes a few 'what if' liberties at the end. If you like tales of romance you would like it more than a hardened cynic. I couldn't imagine behaving in the way that the characters in this book do towards each other, but it has nice reminders from the 80s and 90s in it. ( )
  NicolaCT | Jan 2, 2017 |
A fantastic book. At first glance the idea of picking up the story of two people for one day (St Swithin's Day) each year for 20 years might sound a bit contrived, but Nicholls handles the structure brilliantly. You end up really caring about these characters, even if at times you want to bang their heads together! Compelling and utterly readable, the story follows Emma and Dexter from their graduation from Edinburgh University through the trials and tribulations of their 20's and 30's, and the ups and downs of their friendship. This book is funny, touching and ultimately quite moving. I'm not sure if anyone under 35 will 'get' this book, but for me it's up there with Espedair Street and Any Human Heart. Very Highly Recommended. ( )
  David.Manns | Nov 28, 2016 |
I wavered between 2 and 3 stars, but Dexter is such a wanker. It is very possible to create a character like Dexter and still engage the reader but this novel never managed to overcome his wanker-ness. Finally I just didn't care. ( )
  mkunruh | Nov 13, 2016 |
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Må bra-läsning i högsta ligan
However widely “One Day” is imitated, it will be hard to match Mr. Nicholls’s easy blend of bumbling insecurities (Emma’s), overweening showbiz arrogance (Dexter’s, when he becomes a television star), slow but sure pacing, humorous though seldom outright funny dialogue and authentically troubling coming-of-age issues.
Hun vil forandre verden, han vil feie over flest mulig «En dag» anbefales på det varmeste. Dette er britisk vidd på sitt aller beste, som Nina Aspen imponerende nok har klart å presse inn i vårt mer karrige norske språk. Den «Notting Hill»-aktige kjærlighetskomedien er også en vakker og vemodig fortelling med en overraskende avslutning. Jeg tipper den må justeres litt for det sentimentale amerikanske filmpublikum når boka nå skal filmatiseres.

added by annek49 | editDagbladet, Cathrine Krøger (Jul 1, 2010)
Boken är slut men svider än
I första kapitlet blickar en ung Emma Morley framåt. Resan dit, till den stora fyran och nollan, blir lång och komplicerad för henne och Dexter Mayhew.
Det är en av de bästa böckerna jag har läst.

added by annek49 | editAftonbladet, Markus Larsson (Jun 27, 2010)
“Love and be loved,” [Emma] had told herself, “if you ever get the chance.” It’s something you may want to find out this summer at poolside. And if you do, you may want to take care where you lay this book down. You may not be the only one who wants in on the answers.

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'What are days for?
Days are where we live
They come, they wake us
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in:
Where can we live but days?

Ah, solving the question
Brings the priest and the doctor
In their long coats
Running over the fields.'

Philip Larkin, 'Days.'
To Max and Romy, for when you're older.
And Hannah, as always.
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'I suppose the important thing is to make some sort of difference,' she said.
A volte, quando ha la luna storta, si domanda se quello che è per lei un amore verso la parola scritta non sia solo un feticismo verso la cancelleria. (p. 135)
Ma nei momenti di buona si sente la protagonista di un romanzo di Muriel Spark: indipendente, sveglia, intellettuale, intimamente romantica. (p. 137)
"Chiamami tu o ti chiamo io, ma sentiamoci, eh? Intendo dire che non è una gara. Se mi telefoni per prima, non è che perdi la faccia". (Dex, p. 487)
Live each day as if it’s your last’, that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained? It just wasn’t practical. Better by far to simply try and be good and courageous and bold and to make a difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you. Go out there with your passion and your electric typewriter and work hard at… something. Change lives through art maybe. Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance.
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The single day that Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley spend together in 1988, the day after college graduation in Edinburgh, makes a distinct impression on each of them and a relationship forms only after they part ways and are reunited once a year on the same day for twenty years.
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Over twenty years, snapshots of an unlikely relationship are revealed on the same day--July 15th--of each year. Dex Mayhew and Em Morley face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself. Soon to be a major motion picture from Focus Features/ Random House Films.… (more)

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