Tuesday, July 12, 2011

If you only had One Day

It's 1988, Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew have only just met.  After one day together they cannot stop thinking about each other.  Over the course of 20 years, each July 15th, the first day they met, Emma and Dexter have their lives reviewed, until we discover the true meaning behind this one day.

This book has been made into a major motion picture starting Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. I hope the major motion picture doesn't ruin this book as so often happens.  This book is such a great read, full of British humour and if you like Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy, Juliet Naked) then you will really like One Day.

I don't think this is chic-lit either.  Considering there are two characters in the book, we get a picture of both. Plus Nick Hornby even recommends One Day....

"A big, absorbing, smart, fantastically readable on-off love story that sprawls over a couple of decades. One Day’ ....is therefore the perfect beach read for people who are normally repelled by the very idea of beach reads." - Nick Hornby, from his blog.

1 comment:

  1. There's chick-lit, and then there's character-driven, interaction-focused fiction. Sounds like this book is one to pick up! I've just put a hold on it at the library.
    And speaking of the library, they've just added a bikemobile to their fleet! http://gvpl.ca/about-the-library/our-community/bikemobile/