Friday, December 12, 2008

The Lucky One

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Title: The Lucky One
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Pages: 336
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Genre: mainstream fiction
Yearly Count b: 95

I have never read a Nicholas Sparks book before, and this time I didn't really read it, I listened to the audiobook version of it. I love audiobooks right now, since I am in the middle of knitting up a storm for Christmas gifts. I liked it, it was really good and like many of his other books, I believe that it is movie worthy (The Notebook, Message in A Bottle, A Walk to Remember....I am sure there are more :)

The Lucky One is about destinies, and making your own. Logan, a soldier in the Iraq war has a sense that everything will be okay, that he is safe, because he holds a picture of "his lucky gal" however the strange part is that he has never met her. When his time is up will he go find her? Does he owe her for this protection her photo has provided for him?
Goodness, it was good. It could be weird based on that description I have right there, but it isn't mystical or strange, it all feels just really right and makes complete logical sense to me. Maybe it tugged on my heart strings, I know it did, and I let it because I wanted it to.

This was a romantic book, not chick lit, not romance, fiction and yet it was somehow more tidy than most. I need a book like this many times after reading the gore of a modern lit novel. I need bad to be bad and good to be good and there be separation between them. I really enjoyed this book on so many levels it is a sweet book of life in small town America. Many of us have, at least at some point, lived in that small town type place and will be able to relate easily to Sparks The Lucky One.

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Author Website: Nicholas Sparks


Natasha @ Maw Books said...

I heard that this one is already going to be a movie. I read this for book club last month and it didn't lend itself to much conversation. I liked it well enough but I didn't love it.

Anonymous said...

I read this book and enjoyed it. It's not great literature, but it's a fun, sweet read.

Dar said...

I'm just reading this now. I'll be back when I'm done. I'm a huge fan of Sparks.

lilly said...

Hello Bethany,

I think I will read this one as well. It sounds like a really good book.
Also, I found out about 'The Sequestered Nook' from your blog and I am loving it.
To thank you for it I have tagged you for the survey: what your music says about you. The questions are on my blog and I hope you'll have fun.

Anonymous said...

i want to like this book, i love all the movie adaptations :)

I have True Believer... I want to read nxt year :)

Ramya said...

i want to read this one.. i read my first nicholas sparks a while ago and really enjoyed it..:)

Anna said...

I've enjoyed all of Nicholas Sparks' books, some more than others. I've heard good things about this one. It's in my TBR pile, and I can't wait to get to it. Thanks for the review!

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