Wednesday, September 21, 2011

One Day by David Nicholls

I am going to keep this review short and sweet because I know that the movie is still in theaters and I think that everyone should go and see it.

When I began this book it was starting to feel a lot like "When Harry Met Sally" in some ways.  However, in other ways the book is a stand alone.

I love the back and forth with Emma and Dexter's relationship and I enjoy how they share so much of their lives together with each other.  There friendship had its up and downs and I enjoyed the "pop" culture references throughout the book.

Now, the ending is something that I never, never saw coming and I was a bit upset that Nicholls put it in there, but I understood that it was important for the storyline. 

Flo's Movie Review
I am a bad BookNerd. I know that in the majority of cases, the book is better than the movie. And I really was planning to read this book and then go see the movie afterward so I could make a comparison. However, I happened to be at the movies and this was the only one playing in an acceptable time frame that I wanted to see. And I haven't read the book yet. And after the seeing the movie...I don't think I will. The movie was...okay. Just okay. I do think that the book probably provides a lot more depth than the movie could hope to penetrate in two hours. I felt like we kinda knew Emma and Dexter and the other characters, but not really. The yearly snapshots provided insight into their characters, but not enough for me to feel strongly vested. Because of this, the surprise at the end didn't have what I think was the intended effect on me. I was just surprised. I think if I had read the book, I would have enjoyed the movie more because I could see the visual representations of characters I had come to know in depth, instead of looking at them for the whole story.

No comments :

Post a Comment