Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:16 PM
I love the last song and Dear John.
Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:43 PM
But I plan to read more of his in the further. Doesn't he have a new one? 'Safe Haven'?
Posted 18 January 2011 - 07:43 PM
and my favorite is definitely 'The Last Song'
I don't think I've ever cried as much as I did while reading that book, NEVER in my life, haha. :$
Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:23 PM
I've read The Last Song, Dear John, The Notebook, and A Walk to Remember. All were. So. Good.
I'm not sure I could ever choose a favorite...but they all made me cry. Ha ha.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 03:18 AM
same with dear john although i was kinda happy that John didn't die in the movie , ( this might be because of my secret leetle crush on Channing Tatum )
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 06:02 AM
Overall I must say, I like his soppy books; even though I usually don't like the drama. Hearts out to you Mr Sparks because you are one good writer.
Posted 28 January 2011 - 03:58 AM
Unfortunately, i have only read The Last Song, but i truly loved it.
I am definately going to read the rest of his books.
The Last Song was just amazing. I almost started crying during history class because i was reading it during classes!!
I love the emotion that has been injected into it and the love and the passion.
since i read the book before watching the movie (i didnt want the movie to ruin the book for me) i didnt like the film adaption- it missed out so much, i imagined the cast being different and i expected more from it... i even started yelling at the TV cos some of the stuff was way wrong
But to tell you the truth- i started crying when it was the funeral, while my friends (who hadnt read the book) just laughed at me
I much preferred the book over the movie. (but i did still enjoy the movie)
GO NICHOLAS SPARKS!!! WOO
Posted 16 March 2011 - 11:34 AM
Nearly cried when I finished reading A message in a bottle.
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 01:34 AM
but he writes them so well
its kind of weird though all his books have a sad element going on .
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:59 PM
The Guardian was a little different for me, and I enjoyed the change of pace. Also, he added the dog element, and being a pet lover myself, I thoroughly enjoyed that bit.
The following is my review/ opinion on the releast of Nicholas Sparks' newest release, The Best of Me Mr. Sparks' newest:
In the fall of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.
Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for a funeral. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers soon realize that everything they thought they knew-about themselves and the dreams they held dear-was not as it seemed. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?
(Taken from wwww.Barnesandnoble.com)
OF COURSE unforseen events are going tot ear the young couple apart!!! Shhh duh! In the Caronlinas? SHUT THE FRONT DOOR. It's never been done!!! Brilliant!! Bravo!
However, didn't you already write a novel about youngins from the opposite sides of the tracks falling in love ? I think there was even a movie... Uh huh. And was it set in the Carolinas? Hmm.. or maybe that was one of your other books set in the Carolinas about two lovers being torn apart by unforseen events that tend to appear in the second half of your novels....
Man- you get me. Somehow you hook us. We know that your writing is very methodical. In fact, I like to think of them as romance/ tragedy plug and chug mad libs novels... Plug in a cute meet, plug in a few chapters on background, plug in a romance that makes any girl ( including myself) swoon, and then BAm! Plug in tragedy...
Wrap everything up and ta-dah!!! - A Nicholas Sparks novel.
Give it 12 weeks on the bestsellers list and they'll be contracting Miley Cyrus to star.... then... plug and chug chick flick ....find hunky austrailian actor, because accents make women swoon instantly and you've got yourself a male lead.
*note male lead must be tanned, tall - basically anyone who could potentially resemble an Olympic swimmer and or water polo hottie and you've got yourself a smash summer hit I'll be forced to spend $8.00 on ...(possibly $16, depending on how good looking the guy is and how much it [the movie] makes me cry)
Why am I babbling about Sparks? Well, I was browsing the "coming soon" section on Barnes and Noble.com and came across Mr. Sparks' latest, and as much as his "talent" aggravates me, it still draws me in ( that and his exceptional cover art). At least I won't be surprised by the BIG GIANT TWIST that tears the lovers apart....
Posted 13 November 2011 - 06:10 PM
I totally agree with you, haha. Despite the fact that they're so similar, you can't help but love them all. I'm pretty sure it would annoy the heck out of me that all his novels take place in North Carolina, weren't for the fact that it's where I live.
He does manage to convey so much emotion seemingly effortlessly through his writing, which is probably what I admire most about his novels. I guess he sticks with romance since it's the most emotional you can probably get, but I do wish he would write something a little different, just because his writing is so pretty and I would read anything else by him.
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:43 AM
I swear, they all made me teary, and I never get emotional about books.
His writing is really powerful, and his characters always go through so much that by the end, you just want them settled and everything worked out.
But I like the fact they are all so realistic and full of events that happen to a lot of people everyday- I like the fact that they show that the word isnt all flowers and butterflies.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:05 AM
I think it's because Ive watched the movies, so I dont want my opinions to change or to see the novels differently and start comparing, because the movies were pretty good- especially The Notebook.
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