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  • Author:
    David Nicholls
  • ISBN:
    0307946711
  • ISBN13:
    978-0307946713
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    Vintage; Media Tie In edition (May 24, 2011)
  • Pages:
    437 pages
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This item:One Day (Vintage Contemporaries) by David Nicholls . Watching the movie also made me hate the story in a way, because it was not what I wanted or what I expected for these characters.

The Hollywood-ready latest from Nicholls (The Understudy) makes a brief pit stop in book form before its inevitable film adaptation. It's already in development. I almost didn't finish the audiobook, because I didn't want to waste my time building up to a conclusion that I hated.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading One Day (Vintage Contemporaries). The Hollywood-ready latest from Nicholls (The Understudy) makes a brief pit stop in book form before its inevitable film adaptation. The episodic story takes place during a single day each year for two decades in the lives of Dex and Em. Dexter, the louche public school boy, and Emma, the brainy Yorkshire lass, meet the day they graduate from university in 1988 and run circles around one another for the next 20 years.

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. The ultimate movie fan’s guide. This enhanced eBook contains the full text of the bestselling novel, and exclusive movie content such as: five video clips from the film; the director’s movie shooting script; video interviews from cast and crew-including Anne Hathaway and author/screenwriter David Nicholls-about their connections between the book and the film; and a reading group guide featuring full-color movie stills throughout.

It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. You may be interested in. One Day. David Nicholls. 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.

Published June 15th 2010 by Vintage Contemporaries. Published August 24th 2011 by Hodder.

Author(s): David Nicholls. Published June 15th 2010 by Vintage Contemporaries.

Published in the United States by Del Rey, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, In. New York. BATTLESHIP is a trademark of Hasbro, Inc. and is used with permission. It is a crisp day and they’re both wearing light hoodies: the older brother’s is white, the younger’s is red. They both have pads of lined paper on their laps, playing a game their father taught them called Broadsides.

A new David Nicholls book is a reason to get up in the morning! I really loved One Day: the concept, the writing style, the humor and the characters were pitch perfect. A new David Nicholls book is a reason to get up in the morning! I really loved One Day: the concept, the writing style, the humor and the characters were pitch perfect. Yes, it was a weeper but worth every moment spent with it. Fans of his other books and authors like Nick Hornby and Chris Cleave (also wonderful) will enjoy this.

Vintage Contemporaries.

But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Vintage Contemporaries. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring ANNE HATHAWAY and JIM STURGESSIt’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. 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."One of the most hilarious and emotionally riveting love stories you'll ever encounter." —People#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

Urtte
Last year, I got hooked on listening to audiobooks during my commute. So, I've been trolling Amazon for "reading" material ever since. I had remembered seeing the trailer for One Day when it came out a few years back as a movie starring Anne Hathaway. I recalled that it looked sweet and that I wanted to see it at the time. I never did, needless to say, or I probably wouldn't have bought the audiobook.

Anyway, this was not at all what I expected. The format is pretty unique. The author (David Nicholls) gives you a snapshot of the two lead characters - Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley - on a single day each year for about a 20-year period. It's interesting to see where they are in life - with each other, other friends, family, careers, other relationships, etc. I was very quickly drawn to the unconventional, but very sweet bond that Em & Dex seemed to have with one another. I think this was one thing that really had me hooked early on.

I actually quite liked the audiobook for the first several discs I listened to (it's something like 16 hours in total for the unabridged version). Nicholls does a great job giving the characters wit, charm and personality. I was very quickly hooked on the story and practically looked for excuses to run to the store or go out to pick up dinner so I could listen! That's kind of pathetic, I know. I was not quite halfway done with the audiobook when I decided I couldn't wait to spend 8-10 more hours in the car before knowing what happened. So, I decided to rent the movie to watch on a lazy weekend day. This was both a terrible mistake and a great idea. On one hand, I was quite impressed at how closely the movie stayed with the book. That rarely happens, but there were only two small parts that I noticed that had changed only slightly. And, I mean these were VERY MINOR parts. Of course, the movie had to cut out about 2/3 of the book which really diluted the quality; but overall it was a pretty close depiction of what Nicholls put on paper. I was NOT EXPECTING what happens toward the last couple sections of the book. I was glad that I watched the movie, because I may have actually wrecked my car if I'd heard that unexpectedly while driving. Watching the movie also made me hate the story in a way, because it was not what I wanted or what I expected for these characters. I almost didn't finish the audiobook, because I didn't want to waste my time building up to a conclusion that I hated. But, I did. It was just as depressing and upsetting as I had expected, but I was prepared for it. So, that was good, I suppose.

All in all, this is a book that I expected to be a sweet tale of friendship, love and relationships. And, on the surface for the first 1/4 or so of the book, it seems to be just this. BUT... given that the author is showing you a glimpse of their lives for ONE DAY a year for such a long period of time. When you think of it, it really is a depressing tale of longing, loneliness and possibly a life wasted not going after what you truly want. I prefer either horrible crime / mystery books or romantic love stories. I don't like when the two intermix. I'm not one to prefer a surprise ending to a book like this, but maybe that's just me. David Nicholls, if you're reading this... you're an extremely talented writer. But, DON'T EVER DO THAT TO ME AGAIN! :)

To sum everything up... don't bother with the movie because it's depressing, leaves out way too much and it will probably leave you angry (like it did me!). If you like a sweet story and don't mind some unexpected twists and turns, then you'll probably really like this book. If you happen to do audiobooks, the narrator for this one is fantastic. She speaks with an English accent, which was a little distracting for me at first only because I'm not used to hearing the accent. But, after the first 10 minutes or so, all my thoughts were suddenly floating around my head with a charming little accent, and I was basically expecting everyone around me to sound like Kate Middleton when they spoke. So, don't let that bother you. I give the narrator huge props, though. She does an amazing and seamless job swapping between all the different characters. And, somehow, her male voices don't sound like a girl trying to speak in a man's voice. They are VERY natural, which made for an amazing audiobook experience.

I just finished this yesterday, so I still don't know how I feel about it. I hated some of the things that happened, and was not pleased at all with the ending. But, I was very delighted and entertained at many parts throughout. So, if you're an avid reader and haven't picked this one up... maybe go for it? If you prefer something more predictable and upbeat (i.e., without any depressing undertones), skip it.
Falya
My name is Larry Hoffer and I am an absolute sap. Seriously. I get teary-eyed when people win sports championships or awards; even some songs and television commercials make me cry. And so while it shouldn't come as a complete surprise to me, David Nicholls' terrific book, One Day made me sob. I mean, I came completely unhinged. Egads.

Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew connect at a party the night they graduate from college in Edinburgh. Dexter is good-looking, popular and privileged, fairly unaware of the world around him except where it directly affects him; Emma, of middle class origins, considers herself to be a bit non-conformist, although she has had a bit of a crush on Dexter throughout college. They nearly sleep together, but spend about a day and a half in each other's company. And this sets in motion a connection that spans nearly 20 years. One Day follows the peaks and valleys of Dexter and Emma's relationship on the same day--July 15--each year. Sometimes they're close friends; sometimes they're not. Sometimes one is romantically involved while the other isn't. Sometimes one experiences career success while the other struggles. One of the characters refers to Emma and Dexter as "Harry and Sally," and there is definitely elements of that film relationship in theirs. But the book is funny, thought-provoking, emotionally charged and even a little maudlin from time to time, especially if you're a sap.

This is a book about love, in many forms--friendship, romance, sexual attraction, marriage, parent/child relationships, unrequited crushes, etc. As Emma says at one point, "Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance." The book may be a bit predictable at times, and sometimes the characters aren't completely likeable, but I found this tremendously compelling and gripping. It has been optioned into a movie, and as much as I hate most film adaptations of books I love, I will definitely need to see this one, because much as its main characters felt about each other, this book has gotten hold of my heart. If you're a romantic--or just a sap like me--read this book.