Saturday, November 29, 2008

Bloggy Book Club




This month's book choice was The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks.
Nicholas Sparks is a very Bestselling Author and his latest book is no exception...

The book cover states...

For over a decade, Nicholas Sparks has captivated readers with stories that explore profound mysteries of the human heart, establishing him as one of our most cherished novelists. Now in his new book, he restores our belief in destiny-delivering a stunning tale about a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life.


The Lucky One tells the story of U.S. Marine Logan Thibault and his journey after three tours of duty in Iraq. It is a lovely love story between Logan and a young woman, named Elizabeth who he meets under unusual circumstances...

I enjoyed this book however...I grew frustrated with the choices different characters made during the course of the story...because of that feeling...I predicted the ending much to soon!

The other thing I did, that may be unique only to my weird personality, was visualize a movie based on the book, as so many of his books become movies...with that in mind the ending will make a huge cinematic climax...predictable and a huge visual cinematic climax as well! As with all of his books that I am familiar with someone dies. I guess his true blue fans will love this but I was hoping it would be a different story. He is a wonderful story teller...I just wish I hadn't seen this ending coming from a mile off!



I have my copy of the book and the book on tape to give away if anyone would like them...just leave a comment and they are yours!

Blog about this book November 30!

10 comments:

Lauren said...

I'd love to be gifted the book and book on tape for my car rides :D

Ronda's Rants said...

Great...Lauren, just email me your address. I hope you like it! :)

careysue said...

I have found that a lot of authors are so predictable. I haven't decided if I like that or not!! I guess it would be great if I thought it would go one way and it completely through me!

If my head wasn't in so many places right now, I would finish The Shack! Maybe, I just need to start a new book.

Lauren said...

Yeah! :) Thank you. Email sent.

Tiffany said...

He is my FAVORITE author, even though just about all his books are so tragic! I always cry!! He really is an artist at character development though. I haven't read this one yet.

Elizabeth said...

I, too find N. Sparks predictable. Also a little sentimental for my tastes.

Rhonda said...

Argh! I totally forgot about the bloggy book club yesterday!!

The book was definitely an easy read. Just a nice story that isn't a struggle to finish and doesn't haunt you after. lol It was my first Sparks book, so, to me, although the ending was fairly predictable anyway, I didn't have anything to compare it to.

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Z's Mom said...

I haven't read this book...but I've read a couple of Nicholas Sparks books...he always makes me cry.

I really liked The Guardian....

Ginny said...

I don't think I have ever read anything by him. I Know I own at least one, I really need to read some of his work. ICLW