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One Day book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. It's and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met on the n. One Day is a novel by David Nicholls, published in Each chapter covers the lives of two protagonists on 15 July, St Swithin's Day, for 20 years. The novel . Review: One Day by David NichollsA very funny novel about friendship is also surprisingly moving, says Harry Ritchie.
The Daily Review, Thu. Swithin's Day, which serves as a sort of British Groundhog Day when, if it rains, it means it's going to rain for 40 more - and then it takes us back to the couple on that same day for the next two decades, to show us what has become of their lives and their relationship. Most of what you need to know about the book can be summed up by teasing out the ambiguity of the title - "one day" - which can mean both a specific period of time "we spent only one day together" and also an indefinite amount of time as in "one day my prince will come. This is the tragic-comic axis upon which the novel spins; we spend a series of single days with our lovers hoping that one day they will be happy. Just as the plot of the novel has a recognizably Austenian shape to it, our couple bears more than a passing resemblance to their novelistic predecessors, the smart but poor Elizabeth Bennett and the rich but good Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice.
The concept of revisiting these characters one day a year, over a span of many years, makes for an incredibly interesting read. And although the ending is bittersweet without giving too much away , it is strangely and utterly satisfying.
Just through reading this book, I can tell that this was truly a labour of love for the author. It is both beautifully and thoughtfully written the whole way through, up to the very end.
There are times when you will laugh, cry, roll your eyes and find yourself completely gripped with anticipation. You may not completely relate to, or understand the bond between Emily and Dexter, but you will grow to care very deeply about it.
All and all it is probably one of the best books I have ever read. It is definitely not chick lit, or pure romance--it is a straight, honest and realistically complex story about people and the impact they have on each others lives.
It is refreshing reading a book that does not follow a normal pattern I find the bouncing around and empty gaps of time makes you think as a reader. I loved the characters and felt they were believable rather then a love story that is only for the movies or in books it was real. As much as I enjoyed the book I was not fond on how the author killed Emma's character! This book was a strange one. While I liked the storylines between the characters, they themselves weren't developed all that well.
And how could they be, based on this books format?
This book jumps to the same time each year or years in the two main characters lives. I found this frustrating as a reader. What happened in-between? How did they get to where they are now?
After so many years of frustrating friendship and a short-lived marriage, she just dies? But really, I loved the ending. And the flashbacks towards the end?
I loved the fact that it did not end in such a very sad note i. Dexter moping and grieving around. And it's great that he got the chance to start becoming a father to Jasmine. All in all, it was okay though not the one I would be willing to give a rating higher than 2 out of 5.
It has quickly become my best book. The story and characters become so real you can not stop thinking of them even when the book is finished. A must read - and a lovely story that works really well.
I got so attached to the characters, and oh my gosh it was so good! I loved this book as soon as i started reading it, i could not put it down, and i'm so glad i read it! I had remembered seeing the trailer for One Day when it came out a few years back as a movie starring Anne Hathaway. I recalled that it looked sweet and that I wanted to see it at the time.
I never did, needless to say, or I probably wouldn't have bought the audiobook.
Anyway, this was not at all what I expected. The format is pretty unique.
The author David Nicholls gives you a snapshot of the two lead characters - Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley - on a single day each year for about a year period. It's interesting to see where they are in life - with each other, other friends, family, careers, other relationships, etc. I think this was one thing that really had me hooked early on. I actually quite liked the audiobook for the first several discs I listened to it's something like 16 hours in total for the unabridged version.
Nicholls does a great job giving the characters wit, charm and personality. I was very quickly hooked on the story and practically looked for excuses to run to the store or go out to pick up dinner so I could listen! That's kind of pathetic, I know.
I was not quite halfway done with the audiobook when I decided I couldn't wait to spend more hours in the car before knowing what happened. So, I decided to rent the movie to watch on a lazy weekend day. This was both a terrible mistake and a great idea. On one hand, I was quite impressed at how closely the movie stayed with the book.
That rarely happens, but there were only two small parts that I noticed that had changed only slightly. I was glad that I watched the movie, because I may have actually wrecked my car if I'd heard that unexpectedly while driving. Watching the movie also made me hate the story in a way, because it was not what I wanted or what I expected for these characters.
I almost didn't finish the audiobook, because I didn't want to waste my time building up to a conclusion that I hated. But, I did. It was just as depressing and upsetting as I had expected, but I was prepared for it. So, that was good, I suppose.
All in all, this is a book that I expected to be a sweet tale of friendship, love and relationships. When you think of it, it really is a depressing tale of longing, loneliness and possibly a life wasted not going after what you truly want. I don't like when the two intermix. I'm not one to prefer a surprise ending to a book like this, but maybe that's just me.
David Nicholls, if you're reading this To sum everything up If you like a sweet story and don't mind some unexpected twists and turns, then you'll probably really like this book. If you happen to do audiobooks, the narrator for this one is fantastic. She speaks with an English accent, which was a little distracting for me at first only because I'm not used to hearing the accent. But, after the first 10 minutes or so, all my thoughts were suddenly floating around my head with a charming little accent, and I was basically expecting everyone around me to sound like Kate Middleton when they spoke.
So, don't let that bother you.
I give the narrator huge props, though. She does an amazing and seamless job swapping between all the different characters. And, somehow, her male voices don't sound like a girl trying to speak in a man's voice. They are VERY natural, which made for an amazing audiobook experience. I just finished this yesterday, so I still don't know how I feel about it.
I hated some of the things that happened, and was not pleased at all with the ending. But, I was very delighted and entertained at many parts throughout. So, if you're an avid reader and haven't picked this one up If you prefer something more predictable and upbeat i. I still loved it. Kindle Edition Verified download.