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Unlikeable characters who would never have developed a relationship in reality... blatent, unsubtle pop-culture 90's references and read like a bad late night tv mini-series. Can't believe the hype about it. Just awful.Read moreLess
"Light weight but good…"
A good read - addictive. Don't want to give the game away but the ending was a bit of a disappointmentRead moreLess
"I really enjoyed this book. A great idea - telling…"
I really enjoyed this book. A great idea - telling the story of the lives of two people from a day in their lives each year for 20 years. Apart from it being a great story with v funny characters, it evoked so many memories for me - the references to 90s London, the music, the TV, the nights out - it really took me back. It's a great tale - moves along with pace and is funny and v sad in equal measures. A great summer read.Read moreLess
"I really enjoyed this book and am glad I have…"
I really enjoyed this book and am glad I have read it before it is adapted into a film.
Each chapter is the same day each year in the lives of two friends. Their lives often go in different directions.
I can see why this book has been compared to The Time Travellers Wife.
I would say I found the second chapter not very interesting and was concerned the book would continue in the same way but I am glad I carried on reading as the letter format does not continue.
Highly recommended.Read moreLess
"A beautiful, sweet, funny and very moving story about love…"
A beautiful, sweet, funny and very moving story about love and friendship. The novel spans two decades and cleverly follows soulmates Emma and Dexter on the same day, 15 July, each year, starting with their first night together on their University graduation day in 1988 and charting their evolving relationship with annual updates. This is David Nicholls' third novel, following Starter For Ten and The Understudy, both of which I loved, and it has been (fairly, I think) compared with The Time Traveler's Wife. Definitely one of the loveliest books I've read for a long time.Read moreLess