The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories only a master such as Sparks can write.
©2008 Nicholas Sparks; (P)2008 Nicholas Sparks
Do you remember your school days, when you were first learning to write fiction? An omniscient, third-person narrator explained all your characters' thoughts, vices, virtues and motivations? But eventually you learned that it was better to let them speak for themselves through their own words and actions? Evidently the author missed that lesson.
But I'm not convinced that it would have done much good. The characters are flat, ridiculous caricatures. One moment, the protagonist is sensitive to his ladyfriend's mood, not probing into something that he senses - without words - she does not want to discuss. A moment later, he presses her on a question that she explicitly told him she did not want to talk about. And when the two have their first intimate moment together, our protagonist predictably progresses from doubt to clairty. It's not that this progression is unexpected or unrealistic - love has its mysteries - it's that the author presents it clumsily and without insight. The moment has no inner light.
The reader attempts to inflect his voice to represent the characters and the mood of their words; unfortunately, it is a maudlin effort that magnifies the author's lack of talent.
Despite these shortcomings, I listened to the end, which is why I gave it two stars.
Yes, over and over because it was another Nicholas Sparks good one. I have never read or listen to a bad book by Nicolas Sparks.
Nothing in particular, just the entire story.
I have never read a Nicholas Sparks I have not liked.
Love Nicholas Spark's books and this was no exception. Probably my least favorite of his so far, but still a great book.
I first read Pearl S. Buck at the age of 9.....the Good Earth...her writing intriqued me even at that tender age!
I sincerely can not listen to one more contrived line ! The story teller woman voice is a slap in the face to womankind!!! So Disappointed and put off.....
I would give it a go............
How didnt he is more like it............
For sure disappointment and how can I choose in the future and not make the same mistake? Can I return this particular Sparks book?
Please get real men and real women for those parts....it sounds like sick jokes when they pretend.
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