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The Notebook
The Notebook
Author: Nicholas Sparks
The Notebook is a deeply moving portrait of love itself, the tender moments and the fundamental changes that affect us all. Shining with a beauty that is rarely found in current literature, this book establishes Nicholas Sparks as a classic storyteller with a unique insight into the only emotion that really matters. — A man picks up a very specia...  more
ISBN-13: 9780446676090
ISBN-10: 0446676098
Publication Date: 12/1/1999
Pages: 272
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4.2 stars, based on 1033 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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I saw the movie, which I liked a lot, then I read the book and I couldn't believe how much more there is to the story that wasn't included in the movie. This was the first book that ever made me cry! Just a wonderfully beautiful, romantic, and poignant story. Each of us should be so lucky to experience love like this in our lifetimes.
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At 31 Noah Chalhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after WWII is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At 29, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enuring and deep it can turn tragey into triumph, and may even have the power to creat a miracle.
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Like all his books, good but sappy. I find I can read his books once, but not twice.

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  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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In the part of Florida where I lived it's common for there to be a summer rainstorm with very few clouds in the sky and the sunshine still streaming down. Reading the end of this book reminded me of that because though there were tears in my eyes the feelings were mostly happiness and the appreciation of the beauty discovered and shared rather than of the sorrow that served to accentuate that beauty.

This is an idealized story of love discovered and shared. It's the quintessential romance novel and is worthy of all the acclaim that its garnered. While many would cite this as the epitome of "chick-lit", it's written by a man and told almost exclusively from a man's point of view.

This is a wonderful read and I'd recommend it to everyone. After reading the book I decided that it was time to dig up my copy of the DVD and re-watch the movie version which does respectable job of telling this story. Only now can I fully appreciate the irony of the packaging. Enclosed with the DVD is not the usual flyer for other movies by the same company, but a $1 off coupon for Kleenex tissues.
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What can I say this is an amazing story of love that defies all odds and stands the test of time. Most people will go their whole life without ever knowing that kind of love. I think I experienced every emotion there is while reading this book. In the end this was one of the most unforgetable love stories I have ever read. Must read!!!
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Consensus among three readers: Not too bad. Didn't keep concentration on story at high level. Kind of sad.

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