Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Review : One Day

One Day by David Nicholls. Vintage Contemporaries, 2010.

[Source: Publisher @ ALA]

I hated this book. The overall structure was clever -- revisiting the same two characters year after year on the same day. I was even able to stay interested despite finding the male character to be a complete cad. I was actually happy for them when they eventually got together. And then...I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately...I didn’t like the ending. Am I just too much of an optimist or a hopeless romantic? I don’t think so, but maybe you would disagree. After persevering through this book just because I always like to read the book before seeing the movie, I have absolutely no desire to see the movie. The book was ridiculous, and I can only imagine how horrible the movie is. I can’t even bring myself to write a proper synopsis because I’m so annoyed. I’m sure you don’t need it though. You’ve seen the trailers.

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  1. I didn't like the ending either, but I didn't hate the book because of it. I liked the book, but didn't love it the way most people have.

  2. Even though it was predictable and the guy was a cad, this is one of the few books that made me tear up a bit. It may be because I could relate a tad, or that I was PMSing, or because I was on chemo when I read it, who knows; it wasn't anything that I could put my finger on.

    Will that make me go see the movie? Heck no, movies always ruin it:)