Review: One Day

Posted 3rd September 2013 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: One DayOne Day by David Nicholls
Published by Hodder & Stoughton on 11th June 2009
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Romance
Pages: 448
Format: eBook
Source: I bought it
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Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows?

Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY.

I admit that I only read this book because, I saw the film trailer and thought it looked good. I heard it was based on a book and I always prefer to read the books before seeing the film. I’d like to say I still have not got around to watching the film. I really liked this book.

I liked seeing Emma and Dexter’s relationship through the different years. At first I didn’t like Dexter very much. He was a bit too arrogant. He didn’t treat Emma very well and he thought that he was higher up the social hierarchy than her.

You will laugh and you will cry.(Oh how I sobbed.) There were parts of this book that were hilarious and parts that were so, so heart-breaking.

In the end I thought it was quite a realistic love story. This was definitely a marmite love it or hate it book.  I hate marmite but, boy did I love this book. Hopefully, I will get around to watching the film soon.

About David Nicholls

David Nicholls is a British author, screenwriter, and actor. A student of Toynbee Comprehensive school and Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, he Graduated from the University of Bristol having studied English Literature and Drama.

After graduation, he won a scholarship to study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, before returning to London in 1991 and finally earning an Equity card. He worked sporadically as an actor for the next eight years, eventually earning a three year stint at the Royal National Theatre, followed by a job at BBC Radio Drama as a script reader/researcher. This led to script-editing jobs at London Weekend Television and Tiger Aspect Productions.

During this period, he began to write, developing an adaptation of Sam Shepard’s stage-play Simpatico with the director Matthew Warchus, an old friend from University. He also wrote his first original script, a situation comedy about frustrated waiters, Waiting, which was later optioned by the BBC.

Simpatico was turned into a feature film in 1999, and this allowed David to start writing full-time. He has been twice nominated for BAFTA awards and his first novel, Starter for Ten was featured on the first Richard and Judy Book Club.


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