One Day by David Nicholls
GENRE: Contemporary, Romance | PAGES: 435
My rating: ★★★★
The ‘missing what’s there in front of you’ tale has been told maybe a thousand times but this one has such authenticity that the story became original in itself.
Dex and Emma are believable, realistic, and their 20-year relationship is honest and normal. When they finally get together it is beautiful but real. No movie fireworks, no daring last-minute dash across the city; it is the type of transition that ‘normal folk’ like us can relate to.
It is this quality throughout the book and the original layout in the way Dex and Emma’s story is told that makes it a treasure.
I cannot wait to watch the movie and can only hope it lives up to the four-hundred-odd pages of marvellous prose.
Edit: (2020) It didn’t. Unless you count my crush on Anne Hathaway.