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Subject: nicholas sparks question
Date Posted: 2/13/2009 1:57 PM ET
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Are there ANY books by nicholas sparks where no one dies????? I won't name names because some may still want to read them, but I am beginnig to loose faith in his books. Do they all make you cry? I need happy books, with laughter and love. HELP!

Jennifer

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 5:00 PM ET
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hmm...good question. The Wedding! that's a good one, I dont think there's any death. Just lots of goodness!

Date Posted: 2/15/2009 12:36 AM ET
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I'm glad to know I am not the only one who sees this in his stories....so sad.

Date Posted: 2/15/2009 9:18 AM ET
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I might be wrong, but I don't think anyone died in The Choice.

Date Posted: 2/15/2009 6:14 PM ET
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I think that his stories are quite depressing, but no one dies in The Wedding though it is an extension of The Notebook.  I've kind of stopped reading his books unless I want a good cry.

Date Posted: 2/26/2009 12:13 PM ET
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Thank you for the suggestions. I have read The Wedding and it was great, but I was confused because I didn't read the Notebook, I only watched the movie. I thought he died at the end too. I have pretty much decided not to read anything else buy him. The last one I read made me so angry at the ending that, had it not been for my husband, I would have ripped that book to shreds. So I took it to a local book store and traded it off instead. I am tired of books that make me cry. I need a good laugh.

Date Posted: 3/7/2009 1:02 PM ET
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No one dies in True Believer. Its a pretty good story.

Date Posted: 3/16/2009 3:52 PM ET
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LOL, I think that's hilarious that someone else realized that too.  It's kind of like the old days when I used to read Lurlene McDaniel as a teen and she always wrote about someone dying from a disease...died from this, that or the other.  Not that it's a bad thing, but I think that authors that seem to write the story about the same thing but different characters tend to get too predictable. =( 

Date Posted: 3/17/2009 5:33 PM ET
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This is exactly why I don't read him. 

Date Posted: 3/18/2009 4:30 AM ET
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Angela, the one after True Believer, called At First Sight (continues with that story)