Thursday, March 8, 2012

one day...

If you read my reviews, you may have picked up on my penchant for reading books that are also movies...  I like to read them and use my imagination, and then compare with the movie when I watch it.

One Day.
My rating: 4.3/5.
(Clearly I'm having serious scoring issues - for review - stat.) 

I've not seen the movie yet, and I've almost finished the book.  It's good.  Pre-tty jolly good.  It's a really interesting concept, in that One Day spans twenty years in the two main characters (Dexter and Emma) lives.    Furthermore, each chapter is based on just one day in their lives, and over the years we see them grow and develop as people and in their relationship together.

Here is the official description:

" 'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.'

He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.'

15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. 

So where will they be on this one day next year? 

And the year after that? And every year that follows?

Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. From the author of the massive bestseller STARTER FOR TEN. "

The characters are so well developed - a feat which you may consider would be difficult to achieve given we are only let into one day of their lives at a time!  I liked to think about what the story of my life would look like if a chapter were written about a day each year.  Would it be interesting to read?  Would it change, ebb and flow?  Would it leave a legacy?

I've just reached a climax in the story, and I'm excited to see where it goes from here.  I find the characters have become like old friends to me.  They are comfortable and warm to me, and I care for them.  I feel sad with them, and shocked when they are shocked.  The story is interesting and real - the plot not too over the top - it just draws from the fascination of noticing the way they've changed over the year.

Definitely worth a read - a solid 4.3/5 (is that even a score?!)
Check out the trailer below.

What would your 'One Day' story look like?

It may be silly of me to offer this up, but here is a link to the amazon reviews for this book - all amazing!

1 comment:

  1. Ohhh looks/sounds good!! :) I must look out for it!!! ;) Cheers for the review!


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