Author: Nicholas Sparks
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 memories…until 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.
I read this book a while ago, almost immediately after I had read “Dear John” by the same author. This experience taught me a very important lesson: never read more than one Nicholas Sparks in a year.
The reason is that while each story is beautiful in itself if read within a short span of time, you start to see similarities and then you just cannot enjoy it as much.
In line with classic sparks story, you see a young couple meeting each other in a beautiful setting, they spend some amazing moments together and then they have to be separated.
The writing style was quite simple, I admit I had expected better.
I don’t know, I guess if I read it again, I might have a different view. But at this moment, I feel the movie is better than the book.