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One Day Book
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Antwon Itsher29 January 2012
David Nicholls sure does know how to write, doesn't he?
One Day starts you out in the opening pages in Edinburgh, 1988, on the Fifteenth Of July - St. Swithin's Day.
St. Swithin's Day isn't a day I had ever heard of before, but that only added to the romance of the novel.
A sense of mystery and intrigue of what would unfold in the pages before me.
The love between the two characters Emma and Dexter is a pure joy to read.
Nicholls' has a real power over words, and it is more than obvious to see why his books are so very, very popular. He is a writer, plain and simple. Writing is what he knows, and writing is what he is Good at.
There are times when you'll be frustrated with these characters, with Dexter in particular. He becomes a womaniser, diving in and out of relationships as well as bedrooms as he pleases, with little regard for how his life is affecting those of the ones he loves and who love him back.
Emma, on the other hand, is much more reserved. And it is with her that we fall in love. She is precocious, she is intelligent, she is a marvel to read about, and you can't help but hope that she gets her happy ending.
I refuse to spoil a good book for anyone, so I will have to stop myself from any further discussion, and tell you simply that you must read the rest of the book to find out precisely what happens between the two. But I will tell you this before I finish this review: theirs is a love like almost no other. Nicholls has an ability like very few writers do today, and the comparisons he deserves lie with centuries past, in writers like Shakespeare and Tennyson.
'A wonderful, wonderful book: wise, funny, perceptive, compassionate and often unbearably sad. The best British social novel since Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up!' The Times 'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of malice in her voice.
Now a major motion picture starring Anne Hathaway, One Day is the truly heart-wrenching story of Emma and Dexter - recounted on every 15th July for 20 years. Written by David Nicholls, One Day is a bestseller not to be missed.
'A wonderful wonderful book: wise funny perceptive compassionate and often unbearably sad. The best British social novel since Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up!' The Times
- David Nicholls
- 7 July 2011
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