Love Story Author:Erich Segal "A tender and revealing and moving book with the open language, the irreverence, the humor, the commitment, in short, a sense of the life-style of many of our college young." - Cleveland Plain Dealer — "Immendsely appealing...Segal knows the language these kids speak. He knows their hang-ups and rebellions, and their deep commitments and pride.... more »...Very memorable characterizations that will haunt you long after you've finished the book." - Publishers Weekly
"Funny, touching, and infused with wonder, as all love stories should be." - San Francisco Examiner
"Erich Segal has managed to compose a story about genuine love among the moderns, keeping it in key with our times and avoiding the sticky bit. If your emotions are still able to vibrate, here is a story that will shake you up." - Miles Smith, Associated Press
"You'll be enchanged by LOVE STORY." - The Washington Post
"Once in awhile, a love story appears that embodies so much truth and so little that is false or saccharine that it speakcs to a whole generation...The book that will reach the Class of 1970 is Erich Segal's LOVE STORY." - Miami Herald
"Sweet, short, sad...It will reach readers on both sides of the generation gap." - John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate
"A lump forms in the throat and keeps on growing." - The New York Times
"Segal has tricked us into reading a novel about youth today that has little sex, not drugs, and a tear-jerking ending; and worse, he has made us love it, ponder it, and feel it to be completely contemporary." - Paul Goldberger, Yale '72, The New Journal
When LOVE STORY was published, Erich Segal was hailed as the "first important new writer of the 1970's" and almost immediately LOVE STORY became the Number 1 best seller.« less
I found this book at a thrift shop for seventy five cents. The cover was interesting and when I read it was copyright was 1970 I thought what the heck, it might be neat, compared to most of the typical thrift store books you'd find. I am so glad I found this diamond in the rough.
I spent a total of two hours reading this book from start to finish in one sitting. For just a few short pages this book had me hooked which it doesn't have a lot of time to do being that it's a mere 131 pages long. It's the typical poor girl rich boy love story but better. The characters are honest, witty, sarcastic and loveable. They love each other deeply and it shows, you laugh and you cry with this book. Although you know that Jenny dies it still doesn't take away the effect of sadness. Knowing this was made a movie, I will have to find it somewhere and watch it. Being that Erich Segal wrote the script, if it's as well written as his novel it should a good movie. I highly recommend reading this quick brilliant read.