Sunday, November 25, 2018

Book Review - One Day by David Nicholls

A few months back I have volunteered in an event called "Lock The Box" by Bookchor and there I was introduced to many new great authors and books. "One Day" by David Nicholls is one of them. The pace at which this book was selling At the event intrigued me, so out of curiosity I also picked up the copy.

Book Blurb
It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another.
Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.
Twenty years, two people, one day. 
"One Day" is a love story but it's something that I haven't read before. It's a story of two friends who are in love with each other secretly, but due to circumstances they always drift apart. And finally when they are together and everything fall in their place tragedy strikes and everything crumbles.

The plot of the book is not very unique but the way it is written is something peculiar. It's written as every chapter of the book is written as one day "15th July" of every year. BTW that is how the name of the book "One day "

For me, it's really unique and incredible that author is only writing one day of the whole year and still be able to explain where the headspace of the characters are, what feelings characters are having and is able to describe their whole life, their whole personality, their whole love story in just one day.

I was really impressed by the writing style of the author. This book was a unique and new experience for me. Though the plot is a bit familiar, the way it's written makes up for it and I am looking forward to reading other books from David Nicholls.

  1. Cover : - 4/5
  2. Content : - 4.5/5
  3. Character : -4.5/5
  4. Concept : - 5/5
  5. Overall : - 4.5/5
Book can be found at - Amazon IndiaAmazon USA & Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads


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