The Lucky One Hardcover – Sep 30 2008
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There are only two people who can get away with writing chick-lit: Jodi Picoult and Nicholas Sparks ... Sparks has delivered another brilliantly addictive read **** London Lite A strictly curl-up-on-the-sofa-on-your-own affair ... A guiltier than guilty pleasure - race through it with lots of tissues ****' Heat 'This is a journey of amazing discovery and a top page-turner' Closer 'Sparks writes unashamedly romantic novels that make women weak at the knees ... Once again, Sparks certainly flies' Daily Mirror Book of the Week 'This one won't leave a dry eye' --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Nicholas Sparks is the author of 13 books. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and five children. You can visit the author's web site at www.nicholassparks.com.
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One of the great (or not so great) things about Nicholas Sparks is that he doesn't always give you a happy ending and it was with this in mind that about half way through (just as the flood waters started to rise, secrets began boiling to the surface and I was completely invested in the characters and their budding love story) I began to get nervous for the ending. I mean you just knew something bad was going to happen, the clues were all there but the real question that kept me turning pages at a frantic pace was... to who?
Each chapter here has been written from a different characters POV incorporating Elizabeth; a divorced mother with a young son who along with her no-nonsense Nana run a dog kennel in their small North Carolina town, Clayton her ex-husband and the town sheriff (bully) comes from a influential family yet harbours some nasty little secrets and Thibault as our hero. An Iraq war veteran, Logan Thibault alongside his dog Zeus has walked (yes walked) from Colorado in an obsessive search for the unknown woman in a photograph he found during his three harrowing tours of duty in Iraq. He believes the picture to be his good luck charm and directly responsible for keeping him alive. In the end all the characters merge for a predictable yet ultimately nail-biting ending.
The last chapter is very, very sneaky with Sparks keeping you on pins for pages before finally giving up the ending of which I had no clue.Read more ›
By Nicholas Sparks
Light weight-stuff here. Author Nicholas Sparks is one of the major players in the romance genre and for good reason--he can churn this stuff out and fast. Here's another perfect summer read. Not a single surprise and I would imagine that's what people like about his writing.
The story is built around three characters and every other chapter is about each of them. Deputy Keith Clayton opens the tale and right from the get-go you smell a numero uno creep. As he hangs in the bushes snapping pictures of naked co-eds skinny dipping in the river, someone else is watching. Enter player two; Logan Thibault and his well-trained German shepherd, Zeus.
Thibault, a scruffy, long-haired ex-marine, is on a strange mission and he's doing it all on foot. He's hiked from Colorado with a simple pack on his back and a lucky charm in his pocket; a mysterious picture he found while stationed in Kuwait. And (you're not going to believe this) it's of our third character in this triangle of love; Beth Clayton, ex-wife of Keith and mother to their only child, Ben.
"He'd known she was attractive, but the faded photo didn't capture the warmth of her smile or the serious way she studied him, as if searching for hidden flaws."
Early on, you figure he'll find his `Lucky One' but as with all good romance stories, things are never as easy as one-two-three. Conflicts are tossed into the tale faster than you can say Nicholas Sparks loves himself and then, (sorry, he brings out the snark in me) surprise, surprise, an enormous, record-breaking storm blasts into the little town of Hampton, North Carolina and stirs up all sorts of trouble for our cozy trio.Read more ›
and loopdy loops, than an Amusement park rides. This may be sexist, but, boy does this man KNOW how to write. I've already purchased more of his books. Coming from a ONLY Nonfiction reader, I'm now a HUGE Fan!!
As for the movie...they could have done a better job...Misssed alot of parts and poorly done. A big disappointment.
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Great book and is a lot like the movie. I loved the story line and would recommend it any dayPublished 15 months ago by klaf
I liked the book better than the movie but that's not surprising I would read it again. I loved itPublished 19 months ago by library watermelon
I believe the book is leaps and bounds better than the movie. It keeps you interested and shocks you at the end.
Lovely book. I was in tears at the end.
True to Nicholas Sparks, the book is kind of mushy romance with the live interest acting to help or save the heroine. You kniw that going in thoughPublished on Dec 27 2013 by Ashley Mazzei