Romantic comedy (‘rom-com’) novels are too often overlooked by those that consider themselves ‘serious’ readers. I suspect much of the blame for that can be assigned to the publishing term chick-lit… and the many lesser quality titles marketed under that banner over the years. But just because a novel contains romance and comedic moments, that […]
Just over a week ago, in Booklover Bites – Movie Versions of Books, I posed the following question: Having read and loved the book One Day by David Nicholls, should I watch the movie made after the books success? I was hesitant but I did it, I watched the movie. What did I think?
David Nicholls’ bestselling novel One Day is a startlingly real story told with exquisite humour, depth and compassion.
Has a novel ever made you laugh and want to cry at the same time? One Day did that to me.
Nicholls forces us to fall in love with his lead characters, Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew, as we check in with them each year on the anniversary of their first liaison. How can one not feel a connection to these characters when they think the same things we have all thought? How can one not feel empathy for these hapless individuals when we have all made similar mistakes in our own lives?