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This review is from: One Day (Hardcover)One of the best novels I`ve ever read. The characters are likeable and you can`t help yourself willing them to get together. The concept is fantastic; You never really know what happens immediately after the end of each chapter, as the next one takes place exactly one year later. I`m not entirely sure whether this should be classed as a romantic comedy; It`s a novel about relationships that should appeal to both men and women. Sure, Emma Mayhew comes out with a lot of amusing one-liners, but that`s not really what One Day is about. There`s no sloppy romanticism here either, no sex scenes described in elaborate euphemisms. This book is about realistic characters feeling the sort of emotions we have all felt. All human life is here in this novel and it`s utterly compelling.
I`m not usually one to get emotional over books and films, but I found myself close to tears at some points in One Day. One page in particular, I had to go back and re-read several times, it affected me so much.
One more thing: If you`re the type of person who likes to read the last page of a novel to see how it all turns out, don`t bother. The last couple of pages will tell you nothing at all.
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Initial post: 6 Aug 2010 11:52:01 BDT
Josh Jones says:
I am pretty sure i know what page you are talking about there
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Oct 2010 17:00:47 BDT
Mr. Colin A. Jacobs says:
Great review, thanks,
Posted on 23 Nov 2010 19:40:58 GMT
Which page is that!
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