The Notebook

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In the first pages of the said book, Noah Calhoun stated that some people find his story as either a love story or a tragedy. After reading the book, I can say that for me it is a love story. A very inspiring love story and I am not sure if the kind of love Noah and Allie shared can still be witnessed in our times.

The first Nicholas Sparks novel I read was Safe Haven. My youngest sister Pauline, is the one who introduced Nicholas and Mitch to me. Last May, I bought her 2 Nicholas novels as a birthday present. When I was at Powerbooks, I was able to talk to other Nicholas “fanatics” and they recommended me to read The Notebook. :)

A number of Nicholas’ novels have been made into movies already and most of the books being published these days has movie tie in covers. I prefer my book to have its original cover. It took me sometime to acquire a The Notebook with has original cover on it. I didn’t get the chance to read at the time I got it because of my busy schedule.

When I started reading the novel, I cannot get my eyes from it. I liked the part when Noah was able to acquire the old house he’s been dreaming off. The way he spent all day working on the house. He might have used abrasives for finishing touch then. I liked the way he spent the night sitting by the porch, watching the sky with his beloved dog, Clem. :)

When Allie walked down through his front door, and the two see each other after 14 years, I didn’t stop reading the book up to the end. :)

The love which Noah and Allie shared was something that many of us wanted to have. When Allie got sick with Alzheimer’s, Noah’s love for her did not change. Even if Allie tend to forget Noah most of the time, I believe that the strong love she has for Noah made it possible for her to remember him at times. It her heart and their love which made her remember him. :)

Their love story is one of a kind. I don’t know where Nicholas Sparks got the inspiration to write such a novel. Like many others, I cried after reading the story.

There are two passages in the book which I like the most;

“Miracles , no matter how inexplicable or unbelievable are real and can occur without regard to the natural order of things.”

The other one is;

“It seems only old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content . The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.”

I hope one day ney and I would be sitting on bench and would be appreciating world’s beauty in silence.

Ciao! :)

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