The Notebook

The Notebook

Nicholas Sparks / Aug 21, 2019

The Notebook Set amid the austere beauty of the North Carolina coast The Notebook begins with the story of Noah Calhoun a rural Southerner recently returned form the Second World War Noah is restoring a plantati

  • Title: The Notebook
  • Author: Nicholas Sparks
  • ISBN: The Notebook
  • ASIN
    B000Q67J66
    Edition Language
    English
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  • Page: 150
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Set amid the austere beauty of the North Carolina coast, The Notebook begins with the story of Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner recently returned form the Second World War Noah is restoring a plantation home to its former glory, and he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met fourteen years earlier, a girl he loved like no other Unable to find her, yet unwilling Set amid the austere beauty of the North Carolina coast, The Notebook begins with the story of Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner recently returned form the Second World War Noah is restoring a plantation home to its former glory, and he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met fourteen years earlier, a girl he loved like no other Unable to find her, yet unwilling to forget the summer they spent together, Noah is content to live with only memoriesuntil she unexpectedly returns to his town to see him once again.Like a puzzle within a puzzle, the story of Noah and Allie is just the beginning As it unfolds, their tale miraculously becomes something different, with much higher stakes The result is a deeply moving portrait of love itself, the tender moments and the fundamental changes that affect us all It is a story of miracles and emotions that will stay with you forever Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 227 pages Published January 5th 2000 by Grand Central first published October 1st 1996 More Details Original Title The Notebook ASIN B000Q67J66 Edition Language English Series The Notebook 1 Characters Noah Taylor Calhoun, Allison Nelson, Lon Hammond Jr, Anne Nelson setting New Bern, North Carolina, 1946 United States North Carolina United States Other Editions 96 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Notebook, please sign up Popular Answered Questions What should i do Watch the MOVIE or read the book 13 likeslike 3 years ago See all 16 answers Karine Boyadjian I usually complain about how the movie isn t as good as the book but concerning The Notebook I actually preferred the movie flag How old should you be to read this book 3 likeslike 2 years ago See all 2 answers Ikram If your mature enough 14 and older BUT that s if your mature flag See all 40 questions about The Notebook Lists with This Book Best Love Stories 4,257 books 8,776 voters Amazing Reads 860 books 406 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Dec 05, 2007 Nicole rated it did not like it review of another edition Recommends it for no one I love the movie, but if you think that was sappy, do not pick up this book I heard Nicholas Sparks had a knack for sap, but I almost drowned in it and felt no spark at all The book was so frustratingly simple and obvious and laid out The dialoque droned I ll come back and add a real quote, but it was something like this Do you want to stay for dinner he asked, wondering what she would say Okay, she said, and than asked, What should we eat Crabs, he said She never had crabs They b I love the movie, but if you think that was sappy, do not pick up this book I heard Nicholas Sparks had a knack for sap, but I almost drowned in it and felt no spark at all The book was so frustratingly simple and obvious and laid out The dialoque droned I ll come back and add a real quote, but it was something like this Do you want to stay for dinner he asked, wondering what she would say Okay, she said, and than asked, What should we eat Crabs, he said She never had crabs They began to cook the crabs etc There is a quiver in his loins when he sees her in her transparent white dress as well Oh and the two become one when they make love.And then she is forced to leave when her fiance pays a surprise visit to down and she struggles to drive through her tears, but fights through the blurry vision because she is a strong woman like her mother lalalalala Could the book be any contrived and gimicky Who rated this above a one And please enlighten me.Gag, gag, awful writing, what a frustrating bore He left nothing to the imagination Unless you like getting dumber by the minute, don t pick this one up flag 395 likesLike see review View all 86 comments Jan 05, 2016 Lola rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves soul mates I m just gonna say it I expected less.Not being inexperienced in the reading of Nicholas Sparks novels, I somewhat knew this book would contain tons and tons of corny and cheesy replies and gestures But NOT in every single paragraph I m not one to discard the idea of soul mates, after all the young adult readings that I have done, but when something is too wonderful and perfect, it s annoying than cute So there is too much of that.Also, the plot is so weirdly shaped It starts with No I m just gonna say it I expected less.Not being inexperienced in the reading of Nicholas Sparks novels, I somewhat knew this book would contain tons and tons of corny and cheesy replies and gestures But NOT in every single paragraph I m not one to discard the idea of soul mates, after all the young adult readings that I have done, but when something is too wonderful and perfect, it s annoying than cute So there is too much of that.Also, the plot is so weirdly shaped It starts with Noah as an elderly, in the first person, then it continues in the 3rd person with Noah in his thirties, and it finally ends with elderly Noah in the first person again I know why the author did that and it s pretty ingenious when you globally think about it but reading it is a different story The 3rd person part of the story is cut at the most decisive moment and that is utterly outraging Moreover, when Noah sees Allie again, she is engaged to a super rich attorney That super rich attorney, to whom I forgot the name of, is madly stressed out when he discovers that Allie has been with Noah the whole time she claimed to needing time to make some purchases in a specific city So what does he do He runs to her and tries to win her back But does he ever turn against Noah Bah Noah is an angel, how can anyone despise him And finally, the mother Allie s mother She disapproved of them as a couple when they were in their teen years, but now than a dozen years later she doesn t even blink when she learns Allie has gone back to Noah and never tries to talk Allie into going back to her super rich attorney So not realistic Basically, this book is made of rainbows and sunshine Not my favorite combination I expected less of that.Sigh flag 172 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Aug 06, 2007 Stacey rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves gag me with a spoon I read this book on a train from Italy to somewhere else in Europe after graduating from college I was unfortunate enough to be forced to buy it because there were no other English Language novels to choose from.I know this is a beloved book, by a beloved author, but if I could give it any sort of negative rating, I would The Gag me with a spoon category is almost too kind My apologies to any one who likes Nicholas Sparks if you re able to find the genius in his writing, power to you I read this book on a train from Italy to somewhere else in Europe after graduating from college I was unfortunate enough to be forced to buy it because there were no other English Language novels to choose from.I know this is a beloved book, by a beloved author, but if I could give it any sort of negative rating, I would The Gag me with a spoon category is almost too kind My apologies to any one who likes Nicholas Sparks if you re able to find the genius in his writing, power to you When I heard the plot an old man is reliving his personal history with the love of his life as she suffers from dementia I had much hope for a touching story Esh I was sorely disappointed.My favorite memory is reading the scene between the two young and I m assuming attractive loversthey are in a boat on a lake, romantic setting, yes It starts to rain She s wearing a white dress We have to get you inside where it s warmbetter remove those wet clothes, you ll catch a cold Commence eye rolling now.After reading the book, I passed it on to my now husband, who was also on the train Keep in mind, there were no other English options He starts to comment, Oh, they re on the lake in a boatokay, it s rainingoh geeze, why do you girls read this crap And that s what I think about this bookwhy would anyone read this unless there were no other choices flag 168 likesLike see review View all 32 comments Jul 20, 2007 Becky added it review of another edition Recommends it for the chicken soup for the soul crowd This is the worst book I have EVER READ And the fact that this guy is so popular continues to astound me I would give it less than zero stars if I could My sister tricked me into reading this book, and I wish I could gain that time back into my life so I could read a different book This book teaches you that ANYONE could write a bestseller Just be sappy and corny and have one big ass deus ex machina and you re all set for stardom As you can tell, I don t read shit that I think I won t like This is the worst book I have EVER READ And the fact that this guy is so popular continues to astound me I would give it less than zero stars if I could My sister tricked me into reading this book, and I wish I could gain that time back into my life so I could read a different book This book teaches you that ANYONE could write a bestseller Just be sappy and corny and have one big ass deus ex machina and you re all set for stardom As you can tell, I don t read shit that I think I won t like I have rated many books as a 4 or 5, and this book pisses me off to no end because it had the audacity to waste my time as a reader flag 132 likesLike see review View all 40 comments Oct 12, 2010 Kat Kennedy rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves kat s book reviews, romance romance romance Have you ever come across something so undeniably cute that you feel like you may be crushed by the weight of squee that s about to explode from you chest.Kind of like when you see this That s what reading The Notebook was like The romantic tone of The Notebook was both its greatest asset and biggest downfall Nobody wants to be crushed by squee any than they want to drown in their own tears and The Notebook wants to destroy you Never doubt that Whether it s leaching your bodily liquids o Have you ever come across something so undeniably cute that you feel like you may be crushed by the weight of squee that s about to explode from you chest.Kind of like when you see this That s what reading The Notebook was like The romantic tone of The Notebook was both its greatest asset and biggest downfall Nobody wants to be crushed by squee any than they want to drown in their own tears and The Notebook wants to destroy you Never doubt that Whether it s leaching your bodily liquids out of you until you resemble The Ice Man or boring you to death Really, those are the only two options you ve got with this book Who can stand to see something as cute as that kitten up there all day every day You need something not so cute to break up the boredom Similarly, in The Notebook, the long, romantic verses filled with poetry and stunning imagery will ultimately become tiresome the longer you read it.Probably it s just me In case you haven t figured it out, I m not exactly the most romantic person out there In my relationship it s my husband who is the romantic He s the one that makes me breakfast in bed every single morning and puts a rose from the garden on my tray He s the one that calls me to see how my day s gone and sends me soppy, romantic messages If you re a sentimental, sweet kind of person two adjectives nobody has ever applied to me then I m sure you d like this book and it would do you justice For those who like a little action in the literary sack then this book may tend to waffle on and be overly mushy.Now THAT S like it flag 123 likesLike see review View all 33 comments Apr 25, 2009 Lady Jayne The Beach Bandida rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves romance contemporary, fiction, library book, reviewed 4 Stars Also reviewed at Lady Jayne s Reading Den Sweet and romantic, but I liked the movie much In fact, I LOVED the movie and watched it before reading this In the movie, the characters of Noah and Allie had intensity and passion It is one of those rare moments, for me, when the movie was better than the book.There are some great quotes in this book though These were my favourite I am a common man with common thoughts, and I ve led a common life There are no monuments dedic 4 Stars Also reviewed at Lady Jayne s Reading Den Sweet and romantic, but I liked the movie much In fact, I LOVED the movie and watched it before reading this In the movie, the characters of Noah and Allie had intensity and passion It is one of those rare moments, for me, when the movie was better than the book.There are some great quotes in this book though These were my favourite 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 We sit silently and watch the world around us This has taken a lifetime to learn It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence It is a waste, for silence is pure Silence is holy It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for , that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that s what you ve given to me We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created For me, love like that has only happened once, and that s why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory I ll never forget a single moment of it 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 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

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    flag 121 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Sep 11, 2007 Books Ring Mah Bell rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves favorites quite possibly the sweetest love story ever I wept like a baby flag 105 likesLike see review View all 38 comments May 17, 2013 Anushka rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves them feels, my whole brain is crying, same old same old, put me to sleep, not for me, disappointed, ew, contemporary, everyone loved it but me, major facepalm Seriously, what the fuck was this flag 97 likesLike see review View all 22 comments Jul 20, 2007 jen rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommends it for EVERYONE This is my favorite love story ever It shows what true soul mates are I also loved the movie as much as the book If you don t cry when you read this then something is wrong with you I think that you can love someone like ally did the lawyer, but only true love with your soul mate like with Noah People who don t like this book have never truely been loved, because if you have it hits home.Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the book I am a common man with common thoughts, and I ve l This is my favorite love story ever It shows what true soul mates are I also loved the movie as much as the book If you don t cry when you read this then something is wrong with you I think that you can love someone like ally did the lawyer, but only true love with your soul mate like with Noah People who don t like this book have never truely been loved, because if you have it hits home.Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the book 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 We sit silently and watch the world around us This has taken a lifetime to learn It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence It is a waste, for silence is pure Silence is holy It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking flag 86 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Jan 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing review of another edition image error flag 61 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Mar 30, 2008 Laura rated it did not like it review of another edition Vanessa bought me this book after I watched Fracture and developed a serious crush on Ryan Gosling Well, that led me to this movie and, unfortunately, this book How does this man have a career as a writer Who is paying him to write stories with the most obvious choices in plot dialogue decisions Wow Lowest common denominator flag 57 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Aug 10, 2018 Aishu Rehman rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves clean romance, most favourite, english literature, nicholas sparks I loved this book I would recommend it to anyone, and it s by far the best romance book I ve ever read It s one of my favorite books, in general, ever I m pretty sure some guys would like it, too I just watched the movie, and that was really good too And like my eighth grade English teacher said, it included everything that was in the book, which is really rare I loved them both I don t know which I liked better the book or the movie Maybe the book, but only because you get to see h I loved this book I would recommend it to anyone, and it s by far the best romance book I ve ever read It s one of my favorite books, in general, ever I m pretty sure some guys would like it, too I just watched the movie, and that was really good too And like my eighth grade English teacher said, it included everything that was in the book, which is really rare I loved them both I don t know which I liked better the book or the movie Maybe the book, but only because you get to see how hard it is for Allie to decide who she really wants to be with Noah or Lon Either way, everyone should read the book and watch the movie flag 54 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 13, 2007 Carolyn rated it did not like it review of another edition Recommends it for Tracy Rupple, and no one else Shelves almost a complete waste of time I read this book because my sister loved it It made me sad Not because it was a sad story, but because it was so poorly written This Sparks character had a fantastic idea for a story, a truly painful and passionate story of love and devotion But the book It was like my 14 year old nephew watched this brilliant movie, then tried to write about it on his myspace blog It was butchered by an appalling lack adjectives and an appalling lack of emotion Sad The fact that so many people are willi I read this book because my sister loved it It made me sad Not because it was a sad story, but because it was so poorly written This Sparks character had a fantastic idea for a story, a truly painful and passionate story of love and devotion But the book It was like my 14 year old nephew watched this brilliant movie, then tried to write about it on his myspace blog It was butchered by an appalling lack adjectives and an appalling lack of emotion Sad The fact that so many people are willing to overlook Sparks lack of creativity and inability to, well, write, is also sad Sad, I say Sorry Tracy flag 53 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Aug 10, 2008 Muphyn rated it did not like it review of another edition Recommended to Muphyn by Miss Bookiverse Shelves audiobooks, fiction, fluffy beach reads, usa Besides the awful writing style just to mention unimaginative, spiritless and full of clich s , I found the story just a little too contrived and far too predictable I couldn t get over the premise where Noah and Allie meet when they are teenagers, spend one summer together and meet again after 14 years to realise they are still utterly in love What It irritated me to no end that Sparks felt the need to not leave anything unexplained, describing things in excruciating detail, boring me but Besides the awful writing style just to mention unimaginative, spiritless and full of clich s , I found the story just a little too contrived and far too predictable I couldn t get over the premise where Noah and Allie meet when they are teenagers, spend one summer together and meet again after 14 years to realise they are still utterly in love What It irritated me to no end that Sparks felt the need to not leave anything unexplained, describing things in excruciating detail, boring me but so putting me off reading any of his other books In the end it just felt like it was dragging on and on and on I just wanted it to end.Also, since I listened to the audio version I must say that the choice for the reader of the audio book isn t the most brilliant one His voice is kind of suited for the old Noah but his imitation of a young Allie is just really off putting Plus, he s got that kind of voice that makes me want to fall asleep straight away Combine that with the terrible style and plot, this book can only be described as indigestible No Nicholas Sparks for me, thank you flag 46 likesLike see review View all 24 comments Jul 21, 2010 Crystal Starr Light rated it it was ok review of another edition Recommended to Crystal Starr Light by Jane Shelves romance, buddy reads, i should know better, so bad it s good, idiot protagonist, chick lit, hello my name is mary sue, book to movie, abs, editor wanted Well, that s one author I can cross off my to read list.Noah and Allie fell in love one summer when he was 17 and she 15 She leaves, and fourteen years pass before Allie, now engaged, returns to Noah Are they still in love Will she marry her over working fiance, with whom she shares a passionless relationship and who keeps her from pursuing her passion of art Or will she choose Noah, the boy she spent a grand total of one summer with and lost her virginity to and hasn t had sex with anoth Well, that s one author I can cross off my to read list.Noah and Allie fell in love one summer when he was 17 and she 15 She leaves, and fourteen years pass before Allie, now engaged, returns to Noah Are they still in love Will she marry her over working fiance, with whom she shares a passionless relationship and who keeps her from pursuing her passion of art Or will she choose Noah, the boy she spent a grand total of one summer with and lost her virginity to and hasn t had sex with another man in the entire 14 years they ve been apart I see people enjoying this for primarily two reason 1 You adore sappy romances where you can predict the plot from the beginning and have to keep a box of tissues nearby for the monsoon of tears that will be spilled BONUS You love the Greatest Love of All Ages ending with the couple in present day as 80 year olds gasping on their death beds, clinging to each other s hands.2 You love to participate in Bad Book Buddy Reads with an amazing compatriot You love to groan as the plot points are written in big crayon pages before they appear, roll your eyes at the overwrought descriptions of love, and wince at Trio of Terrible Writing, Cardboard Characters, and Zero Subtlety.Guess which one I was This book was bad bad as in so good it s bad category Meaning, perfect for Bad Book Buddy Reads And I was not disappointed this book was a gold mine of snarkable material.The characters are so flat, they are almost invisible Noah is the Rugged Poet who writes no poetry , giving him the duo combination of being Deep Intellectual but also a man who works with his hands he WORKS for a living gorrammit Allie is a Passionate Free Spirit, who loves to paint and is therefore Deep and Artsy The rest of the characters what few of them even exist are even worse if that is possible Lon is the Foil, Anne, Allie s mom, is the Voice of Inspiration, Gus is the Person of Color no seriously, there is no reason he appears in this book I get that this book is a mere 213 pages long in my edition, but come on Fill the world with some color, why don t ya I was surprised at the progression of what passes for story I saw the movie, so I remember there was quite a bit of build up between teenaged Allie and Noah along with the older people The book totally skips over ANY sort of relationship building between the teenaged protagonists and instead starts the story with a HUGE backstory dump with Noah at 31 and Allie at 29 The problem is, we have spent NO TIME developing their romantic feelings for each other instead, Allie is back to see Noah after 14 years By the way, if Noah and Allie were REALLY so deeply in love, why did it take them FOURTEEN YEARS to reunite Why were they THAT surprised when Anne withheld Noah s letters come on, Allie s parents weren t shy in letting Noah know they didn t like him Noah tries ONCE in the 14 years to see Allie that s it If I m going to buy this is the Greatest Love Story of All Time which I don t , I need to see them pursuing it.As for the Greatest Love Story of All Time laughable As I said, there is no chemistry between the two Sparks relies on TELLING us frequently how his characters burn for each other That is NOT chemistry that is a summary.Last thing I could not believe how awful the writing was It was so boring So simple So fraught with telling and not showing And I even spotted some grammar errors tenses changing in mid sentence and some unclear pronoun usage.There isn t very many times I say this, but the movie was lightyears better than the book and I wasn t even that big of a fan of the movie Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling did a great job at personifying the characters and, most importantly, conveying the Greatest Love of All Time I guess you can give Sparks credit for being able to write a concept that would make a good movie, but when I read a book, I have certain criteria namely characters, plot, writing I also hate to say this, but some of the books I ve really ranted against cough Danse Macabre by LKH cough look much better against the poor quality of this book.If you are curious about this book, watch the movie If you are a big sucker for sappy romances or love to snark with buddies, pick this book up flag 42 likesLike see review View all 17 comments Oct 08, 2013 Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 20th century, fiction, romance The Notebook The Notebook 1 , Nicholas Sparks 2000 1378 213 9645634032 20 The Notebook The Notebook 1 , Nicholas Sparks 2000 1378 213 9645634032 20 flag 39 likesLike see review Apr 10, 2008 Abby rated it liked it review of another edition So, I didn t love this book, even though every other girl on planet earth does Here s the deal it s an old guy at the end of his life, showing how undyingly committed and in love he is with his elderly wife, who is dying of Alzheimer s Sweet, right Except here is how he shows his love every day, he reads her the story of their love It involves hooking up as teenagers, then being apart without communication for years and years, yet yearning for one another while sleeping around with other p So, I didn t love this book, even though every other girl on planet earth does Here s the deal it s an old guy at the end of his life, showing how undyingly committed and in love he is with his elderly wife, who is dying of Alzheimer s Sweet, right Except here is how he shows his love every day, he reads her the story of their love It involves hooking up as teenagers, then being apart without communication for years and years, yet yearning for one another while sleeping around with other people, then getting back together to fornicate like crazy and cheat on her fiance and break up her soon to be wedding If that is not eternal and undying love, I don t know what is There is no way you can go wrong picking a life partner if you are horny and running away from responsibility and commitment, as this book clearly shows That is the only way to find a man who will love you and change your diapers for you when you get old.Okay, so he wasn t changing her diapers, but you get the point I try to go with the romance of the book, and it is romantic in the eldery love sort of way hence the 3 stars, because I figure eventually they grew up , but I can t help but think the main characters are sleazy The end Throw tomatoes at me now flag 37 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Oct 17, 2010 Dana rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommends it for true love lovers, people who believes that true love will surely return to you one day Recommended to Dana by Anupama P Shelves love, young adult, favorites Does such true love really exist Nicholas Sparks, all I can tell is that your wife Cathy has been lucky to marry you I cried like a baby.Yes, true love will return to you, maybe not in a very perfect condition, maybe with a fiancee, maybe not with a good heart, but surely it ll return flag 35 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Apr 25, 2013 Jane rated it it was ok review of another edition Where I got the book I have absolutely no idea what this was doing on the Shelf of Shame I m really hoping it was a freebie from some event, because seriously, I wouldn t have bought it would I Another Bad Book Buddy Read with Crystal Starr Light.Bottom line Well, there s no accounting for taste, and if you like sappy Twoo Luv stories this is your man My mileage varied, mostly because I was reading critically with ALL my teeth and claws out, so I ll forgive you if you enjoyed it because yeah Where I got the book I have absolutely no idea what this was doing on the Shelf of Shame I m really hoping it was a freebie from some event, because seriously, I wouldn t have bought it would I Another Bad Book Buddy Read with Crystal Starr Light.Bottom line Well, there s no accounting for taste, and if you like sappy Twoo Luv stories this is your man My mileage varied, mostly because I was reading critically with ALL my teeth and claws out, so I ll forgive you if you enjoyed it because yeah, I can see where the enjoyment could happen.My emotions changed as I read through this novel They were, in order, Incredulity, Boredom and Depression IncredulityWell, THAT got off to a good start when I realized that pretty much the entire novel was going to be a flashback.And increased exponentially when I encountered clich s such as the poetry book that stopped a bullet and girl undresses in front of mirror.This is the scene setting exposition part of the story, which continues for an alarming 38 pages but really should have been much longer, because it s a sketch of a teenage love story yawn with parental opposition YAWN and How The War Matured Me.And of course Noah is a gentle poet who likes to take things slooooooowly and commune with Nature, sort of like Walt Whitman with less hair Whitman is liberally quoted, which vexed me because quoting poetry in novels is a pet peeve of mine Also song lyrics BoredomThe yawns set in big time once we got into the Twoo Luv story of how Allie decides to cheat on her fianc by looking up her old boyfriend, making sure her dress gets REALLY WET so that her nipples stand out like hard little diamonds or something, and then rubbing her hands all over Noah s chest Oh yeah, and suggesting he crack open a bottle just in case her inhibitions don t drop low enough.This, naturally, leads to a massive bonkathon extending over several days.After which Allie, who should pretty much be unable to walk by now, actually has the gall to do the it s not you it s me speech and LEAVE Only to be bounced back by an even MORE clich d scene involving Mom and, I swear I m not making this up, the words Follow Your Heart.DepressionAnd then the story jumps forward half a century and everyone s dying which SHOULD cheer me up, given what I think about these two, but in fact it reminds me that all Twoo Luv stories pretty much end this way There s a REASON why we usually end with a wedding, you know At my age I do NOT need reminding that if we re lucky we ll end up holding each other s arthritic hands in a nursing home.And what really gets me is that of course they ve lived wildly successful artistic lives because OF COURSE Noah has reawakened the artist in Allie that was stomped on by Life and she s become famous Even though the Allie we see in the backstory is just a bundle of sexual and emotional neediness with none of the drive and passion of a real artist I mean if she were that great she d be producing art without Noah having to tell her to do it, right And then when we jump forward she s completely lost the plot anyway, so basically Allie remains entirely devoid of character And Noah s just Wet Poet Type, Standard Issue.Did I say earlier that I can see why people enjoy this book Well, yes If you like stories without much depth that are engineered to get the tears flowing and make you feel all AHHHHH at the end, grab a box of tissues and dig in On second thought, watch the movie because I believe it may be better Oh look, here it is Yep, its all wet flag 32 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jan 19, 2018 BooksTwins rated it really liked it review of another edition RESE A EN EL BLOG el primer libro que leo de Nicholas Sparks y debo decir que me sorprendi Pens que eran historias muy melosas y que todas se parec an entre s entonces nunca quise darle una oportunidad.De esta historia tampoco he vista la pelicula, justamente por la misma raz n por la que no le a los libros.Es un libro muy corto que se puede leer en una tarde y cuenta, resumidamente, la historia de Noah y Ally desde que se conocen de jovenes hasta RESE A EN EL BLOG el primer libro que leo de Nicholas Sparks y debo decir que me sorprendi Pens que eran historias muy melosas y que todas se parec an entre s entonces nunca quise darle una oportunidad.De esta historia tampoco he vista la pelicula, justamente por la misma raz n por la que no le a los libros.Es un libro muy corto que se puede leer en una tarde y cuenta, resumidamente, la historia de Noah y Ally desde que se conocen de jovenes hasta ya ancianos Los protagonistas ya desde jovenes toman muy enserio en amor que se sienten y por esto la historia se diferencian de otras porque no hay caprichos sino que es un amor maduro.A lo largo del libro vemos como tienen que superar los obstaculos para poder estar juntos Lo que m s me gust fue como los superan pues demuestra la seriedad de la historia flag 30 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 18, 2007 Colleen rated it it was ok review of another edition Recommends it for Romantics, family of Alzheimer s As an author, I learned that this romantic, simple style is not my cup of tea Although I enjoy cheesy comedies the work of Capra springs to mind , I don t yearn to write them myself The original love story of this novel was a little too pat and plain it was too clear that this was the love of a lifetime Perhaps I m jaded, but I really think a lifetime of love is irritating after all, no two people can be absolutely perfect for each other In fact, that irritation and friction, and l As an author, I learned that this romantic, simple style is not my cup of tea Although I enjoy cheesy comedies the work of Capra springs to mind , I don t yearn to write them myself The original love story of this novel was a little too pat and plain it was too clear that this was the love of a lifetime Perhaps I m jaded, but I really think a lifetime of love is irritating after all, no two people can be absolutely perfect for each other In fact, that irritation and friction, and learning how to live with each other is what impresses me so much about long term relationships I m amazed that my parents are still together 29 years later because I know they ve annoyed the hell out of each other and yet they were willing to work through that frustration because they believed their relationship and our family was worth it The writing style in the beginning of the novel reminded me of my own writing during high school that rush of first love, that hope that you ve found that one person to complete you and make your life worthwhile.For me, the most interesting, compelling part of The Notebook was the last segment If you haven t read the book, be aware that rest of this review will contain spoilers When the main character s love for his wife of forty nine years triumphs even through Alzheimer s relentless blanket of memories, I was inspired More than their love for each other, and the miracle that was their relationship, I was touched by Noah s willingness to live life in the present moment At the end of their life together, Noah s goal each day is to fall in love with his wife again, even though she doesn t remember him Even if he never sees that flash of recognition in her eyes, he is satisfied, as shown by this passage There is beauty where we sit this afternoon, Allie and I This is the pinnacle of my life They are here at the creek the birds, the geese, my friends Their bodies float on the cool water, which reflects bits and pieces of their colors and make them seem larger than they really are Allie too is taken in by their wonder, and little by little we get to know each other again.My goal is to say and truly believe that line in the middle every day This is the pinnacle of my life That is the best lesson of the novel to find happiness in simply being alive and appreciating the beauty and love around us What I read a cheesy book You d BETTER expect a cheesy review flag 29 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 28, 2016 Fuzaila rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves books i own, made me cry, really liked it, romance lovey dovey, mature stuff, books in series, 50 states challenge The Notebook is the sappiest, cheesiest, most, romantic book I might ve ever read Nicholas Sparks weaves romantic lines from the simplest of words and they turn out cringey and good at the same time So, why the four stars This book was given to me by my uncle when I was barely fourteen I remember reading it then and wondering if he had actually read it, and then thinking that if he had, then he must consider me mature enough to read this book, and feeling quite proud of the fact Back th The Notebook is the sappiest, cheesiest, most, romantic book I might ve ever read Nicholas Sparks weaves romantic lines from the simplest of words and they turn out cringey and good at the same time So, why the four stars This book was given to me by my uncle when I was barely fourteen I remember reading it then and wondering if he had actually read it, and then thinking that if he had, then he must consider me mature enough to read this book, and feeling quite proud of the fact Back then, I swooned over the romance, though neither the characters nor the romance itself is swoon worthy I remember really loving the miracle aspect of the novel, of how Sparks thought that miracles really do happen, of hoping I d encounter a miracle myself and be forced to believe the same Rereading it now, expecting what is to come, I knew there wasn t going to be any mind blowing moments or anything remotely close This is merely the way it is for me, and not a book I d recommend to others Looking at all the one star reviews, I understand why this novel failed to please so many readers, but nevertheless, it remains one of the very few books I own, and so, it s too important for me to not love it I realize I sound as cheesy and corny as Sparks does in this book, so I d get on with the review Noah Taylor Calhoun has loved only once The summer he turned seventeen, he met Allie Nelson at a festival in his home town of New Bern in North Carolina Allie was there for nearly two months, but those two months lasted a lifetime for the two of them They met each day and made memories and slowly fell irrevocably in love Fast forward, Noah is thirty one and alone, renovating an old house he had always loved losing himself in work trying to stay away from the memories of the hazel eyed girl he d once fallen in love with Allie is twenty nine, engaged, and lives a routine life she d always thought she d lead But an encounter with each other was all they needed The old memories rush in Bonding over candle light dinner and kayak rides, the two once again discover why they d fallen for each other, and even , that they d never stopped.Noah and Allie s relationship while at first might seem like insta love, there are a thousand memories that make up their chemistry, but unfortunately the author doesn t deem them necessary enough to share with his readers The summer they initially met is mentioned many times, but only in conversation We don t get to see what or why they fell in love, nor do we get to see the development that is so obviously there Sparks makes it work though he makes us believe that Noah and Allie truly share a wonderful past, that there were some wonderful moments that keep them bonded I only wish we could ve experienced it with them.What I loved the most was the family dynamic in this book Noah s father has no role here, but he s so often present in Noah s thoughts I love how he made his father sound like this wise old man, who d loved his son and raised him to be the tough, nature loving gentleman that he is And then there is this one instance, where Noah talks about losing a child and how it feels, of growing up together with your family, bringing up kids they all hit right on the spot I also loved Allie s mother, who despite everything, loved her daughter and wanted her to be happy no matter what.The vivid, clear description of New Bern and the natural aura, the kayaking, canoeing, rain, art and paintings everything felt heartrendingly nice to me Even though this book is supposed to be set around the time of Second World War, we don t get to see the bad side the depression, the deaths, the bloodshed and poverty I can t decide if that is a good thing or bad.The Romance If you have the patience for long drawn, meant to be poetic but are actually sap kinda romantic letters and descriptions of sex, then maybe you ll love this book There s no way in hell that actual people speak the way Noah does, there s no way people actually write such cringe worthy letters It is unrealistic, yes, for the most part But what do you expect from a romance The chemistry between Noah and Allie felt real to me, but sometimes hasty I d say the character of Lon Hammond had no real significance in this book, and the male characters all act a little too gentlemanly there are only two of them actually But I loved reading the very realistic concerns of an old man groping over his upcoming death, reminiscing his long life and feeling ancient they felt real and believable, as if the author himself had such thoughts bothering him The Ending was far too stretched and the author dwelt on the same thing again and again, as if he didn t know how to end it all and was waiting for inspiration to strike There were some fillers, some boring parts unnecessary additions that could ve been avoided Otherwise, there wasn t a real ending at all flag 28 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Feb 26, 2017 Ninoska Goris rated it it was amazing review of another edition Los as verdaderos son los que pasan las pruebas mas tremendas.Esta es una verdadera historia de amor.La pel cula es hermosa, aunque no es 100% fiel al libro flag 49 likesLike see review Nov 27, 2016 Frankie Lovely rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves movie was better 1 star In a Word boring Initial thoughts Opens book Reads book Wonders if watching paint dry might actually be exciting Closes book Yawns The Story We ve all seen the movie right So it s that but with all the emotion sucked out of it Pros The beauty of lifetime love was represented in this story The kind of love that leaves you falling in love with that person every day no matter what life brings your way Like, real life love Cons The romance was a snooze fest.So here s wha 1 star In a Word boring Initial thoughts Opens book Reads book Wonders if watching paint dry might actually be exciting Closes book Yawns The Story We ve all seen the movie right So it s that but with all the emotion sucked out of it Pros The beauty of lifetime love was represented in this story The kind of love that leaves you falling in love with that person every day no matter what life brings your way Like, real life love Cons The romance was a snooze fest.So here s what I expected from this bookLots of inner turmoil and heart wrenching romantic gestures Also, kissing in the rain sexy tear filled kissing in the rain Like the kind of ugly emotional kissing where you can t tell whose tears are whose or where your soul ends and his begins I expected to be rendered an utter emotional mess by this book This is not what I gotI don t know if it s Spark s writing style or the perspective of the story or what But I felt incredibly detached from everyone and everything in this story Seriously, I should have been a blubbering mess I wanted to be heartbroken and feel struggle and longing and pain and really and truly the only emotion I felt was boredom.It went beyond meh and into the realm of Please make it stop I can t handle the extreme nothingness of this book any In Conclusion I would suggest watching the movie and maybe using the book as a doorstop flag 23 likesLike see review Nov 07, 2018 Raha rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves fiction, romance flag 23 likesLike see review Feb 22, 2009 Arlene rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves read 2009, romance, adult The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks is a story about two teenagers from opposite sides of the track who meet one fateful summer and fall in love for a lifetime This novel was engaging and steady paced I was able to read it in one sitting as I was drawn into the lives of Noah and Allie Nicholas Sparks has created a poignant story about two people who try to recapture the love they once shared despite the passage of time.Noah Calhoun is a simple boy with simple dreams He loves poetry, his life in The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks is a story about two teenagers from opposite sides of the track who meet one fateful summer and fall in love for a lifetime This novel was engaging and steady paced I was able to read it in one sitting as I was drawn into the lives of Noah and Allie Nicholas Sparks has created a poignant story about two people who try to recapture the love they once shared despite the passage of time.Noah Calhoun is a simple boy with simple dreams He loves poetry, his life in a small town, and a girl that was never meant to be his Allie Nelson is accustomed to a life of riches and luxury, but she desires much for herself She loves art, music and spending time with a boy her parents do not approve of As they explore their love for one another during their summer together, they realize that theirs is a love meant to last a lifetime However, circumstances pull them apart for over 14 years and they are faced with trying to find a way to get back what they once had.I enjoyed the story, but I feel the author could have spent a little time telling the readers about Noah and Allie s reunion and a little of what they went through to make a life for themselves It was interesting to experience this story through the eyes of Noah as he enters the last chapters of his life Compare Book to the MovieI ve never seen the movie nor read the book, so it was enjoyable to do both back to back After finishing the book in one sitting, I watched the DVD and was immediately able to compare the differences between the two I feel the book was well written and the movie did a great job of bringing the main events to screen One of the differences I noticed was the encounter between Allie and Martha Martha was a love interest of Noah that never fully developed because he could not bring himself to move on In the book, Martha leaves Noah well before Allie comes back into Noah s life In the book, they break up after Noah and Allie spend the night together, so obviously the timing was off, but it still worked well.Another difference I noticed was the way the movie depicted Noah and Allie s relationship as somewhat volatile They fought and told each other on several occasions that they hated each other, when that never happened in the book In the book, their love was perfect and steady In the movie they fought quite a bit and their breakup in the movie was disheartening, which didn t happen that way in the book So there were differences in their character development between both.The main difference between the book and the movie was the ending As that would be a big spoiler for this review, I will not provide a detailed account, but let s just say I felt the ending in the movie was appropriate for this storyline.Overall, I enjoyed both the movie and the book and I m glad I chose this for my reading challenge flag 21 likesLike see review View 2 comments Sep 21, 2017 Lo Bookfrantic rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves audio, loan overdrive, in the feels 4.5 Stars I actually liked that I watched the movie before reading the book I know I am shocked lol The narrator was on point and made me feel a lot I might have fell asleep with teary eyes or with waterfalls Same difference whatever lol hahaha Listening to the audio copy, I can t stop picturing Ryan Gosling flag 17 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 05, 2019 Tahera rated it it was amazing Shelves favorites, pehla pehla pyar, books for 2019 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 A beautiful, emotional, intense and passionate love story flag 17 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 18, 2016 Carlos De Eguiluz rated it liked it review of another edition De las pocas historias en las que puedo afirmar que la pel cula es mejor que el libro mismo flag 17 likesLike see review Mar 28, 2007 Tara rated it it was amazing review of another edition Favorite QuotesI suppose my life has most resembled a blue chip stock fairly stable, ups than downs, and gradually trending upward over time A good buy, a lucky buy, and I ve learned that not everyone can say that about his life A living poem had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.Our lives can t be measured by our final years, of this I am sure.We sit silently and watch the world around us This has taken a lifetime to learn It seems only Favorite QuotesI suppose my life has most resembled a blue chip stock fairly stable, ups than downs, and gradually trending upward over time A good buy, a lucky buy, and I ve learned that not everyone can say that about his life A living poem had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.Our lives can t be measured by our final years, of this I am sure.We sit silently and watch the world around us This has taken a lifetime to learn It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence It is a waste, for silence is pure Silence is holy It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking This is the great paradox.And I learned what is obvious to a child That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered But most of all, I learned that life is about sitting on benches next to ancient creeks with my hand on her knee and sometimes, on god days, for falling in love.It is life, I think, to watch the water A man can learn so many things.And when her lips meet mine, I feel a strange tingling I have never felt before and suddenly a miracle and I discover a forgotten paradise, unchanged all this time, ageless like the stars I feel the warmth of her body, and I allow myself to slip away I close my eyes and become a mighty ship in churning waters, strong and fearless, and she is my sails flag 16 likesLike see review View 2 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Play Book Tag The Notebook Nicholas Sparks 1 8 26 Aug 30, 2018 06 40PM Help me find street teams in Canada 1 1 Aug 06, 2018 04 16AM YA Buddy Readers The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks Restarting June 22nd 2018 31 117 Jun 27, 2018 02 30AM Bad writing style 39 498 Jun 02, 2018 09 42PM Mini Notebooks in Education 1 3 May 04, 2018 05 09AM More topics Share 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      • Nicholas Sparks

        Nicholas Sparks is one of the world s most beloved storytellers All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.

        Sparks wrote one of his best known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28 It was published in 1996 and he followed with the n

        Nicholas Sparks is one of the world s most beloved storytellers All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.

        Sparks wrote one of his best known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28 It was published in 1996 and he followed with the novels Message in a Bottle 1998 , A Walk to Remember 1999 , The Rescue 2000 , A Bend in the Road 2001 , Nights in Rodanthe 2002 , The Guardian 2003 , The Wedding 2003 , True Believer 2005 and its sequel, At First Sight 2005 , Dear John 2006 , The Choice 2007 , The Lucky One 2008 , The Last Song 2009 , Safe Haven 2010 , The Best of Me 2011 , and The Longest Ride 2013 as well as the 2004 non fiction memoir Three Weeks With My Brother, co written with his brother Micah His eighteenth novel, See Me, published on October 12, 2015 His newest book, Two by Two, will be published on October 4, 2016.

        Film adaptations of Nicholas Sparks novels, including The Choice, The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven on all of which he served as a producer , The Lucky One, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John and The Last Song, have had a cumulative worldwide gross of over three quarters of a billion dollars.

        In 2012, Sparks and his publishing agent and creative partner Theresa Park, launched Nicholas Sparks Productions, with Park as President of Production A film version of The Guardian is currently in development, as is a film based on Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers s friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Brian Piccolo.

        Sparks lives in North Carolina He contributes to a variety of local and national charities, and is a major contributor to the Creative Writing Program MFA at the University of Notre Dame, where he provides scholarships, internships, and a fellowship annually He co founded The Epiphany School in New Bern, North Carolina in 2006 As a former full scholarship athlete he still holds a track and field record at the University of Notre Dame he also spent four years coaching track and field athletes at the local public high school In 2009, the team he coached at New Bern High School set a World Junior Indoor Record in the 4 x400 meter, in New York The record still stands Click to watch the Runner s World video with Nicholas.

        The Nicholas Sparks Foundation, a 501 c 3 nonprofit committed to improving cultural and international understanding through global education experiences for students of all ages was launched in 2011 Between the foundation, and the personal gifts of the Sparks family, than 15 million dollars have been distributed to deserving charities, scholarship programs, and projects Because the Sparks family covers all operational expenses of the foundation, 100% of donations are devoted to programs.


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    1. I love the movie, but if you think that was sappy, do not pick up this book I heard Nicholas Sparks had a knack for sap, but I almost drowned in it and felt no spark at all The book was so frustratingly simple and obvious and laid out The dialoque droned I ll come back and add a real quote, but it was something like this Do you want to stay for dinner he asked, wondering what she would say Okay, she said, and than asked, What should we eat Crabs, he said She never had crabs They b I love the mov [...]


    2. I m just gonna say it I expected less.Not being inexperienced in the reading of Nicholas Sparks novels, I somewhat knew this book would contain tons and tons of corny and cheesy replies and gestures But NOT in every single paragraph I m not one to discard the idea of soul mates, after all the young adult readings that I have done, but when something is too wonderful and perfect, it s annoying than cute So there is too much of that.Also, the plot is so weirdly shaped It starts with No I m just g [...]


    3. I read this book on a train from Italy to somewhere else in Europe after graduating from college I was unfortunate enough to be forced to buy it because there were no other English Language novels to choose from.I know this is a beloved book, by a beloved author, but if I could give it any sort of negative rating, I would The Gag me with a spoon category is almost too kind My apologies to any one who likes Nicholas Sparks if you re able to find the genius in his writing, power to you I read thi [...]


    4. This is the worst book I have EVER READ And the fact that this guy is so popular continues to astound me I would give it less than zero stars if I could My sister tricked me into reading this book, and I wish I could gain that time back into my life so I could read a different book This book teaches you that ANYONE could write a bestseller Just be sappy and corny and have one big ass deus ex machina and you re all set for stardom As you can tell, I don t read shit that I think I won t like This [...]


    5. Have you ever come across something so undeniably cute that you feel like you may be crushed by the weight of squee that s about to explode from you chest.Kind of like when you see this That s what reading The Notebook was like The romantic tone of The Notebook was both its greatest asset and biggest downfall Nobody wants to be crushed by squee any than they want to drown in their own tears and The Notebook wants to destroy you Never doubt that Whether it s leaching your bodily liquids o Have yo [...]


    6. 4 Stars Also reviewed at Lady Jayne s Reading Den Sweet and romantic, but I liked the movie much In fact, I LOVED the movie and watched it before reading this In the movie, the characters of Noah and Allie had intensity and passion It is one of those rare moments, for me, when the movie was better than the book.There are some great quotes in this book though These were my favourite I am a common man with common thoughts, and I ve led a common life There are no monuments dedic 4 [...]



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