[Book Review] The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

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Title: The Notebook
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Warner Books
Date of Published: February 1, 2004
ISBN-10: 0446605239
Format: Ebook
Website: http://www.nicholassparks.com/books/the-notebook

 

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“Somewhere,” muses Noah Calhoun, while sitting on his porch in the moonight, “there were people making love.” The Notebook, a Southern-fried story of love-lost-and-found-again, revolves around a single time-honored romantic dilemma: will beautiful Allison Nelson stay with Mr. Respectability (to whom she happens to be engaged), or will she choose Noah, the romantic rascal she left so many years ago?

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I’m not a huge fan of romance novels (though I adore chicklit), but this one really got me hooked.
Ada rasa yang berbeda ketika menonton film dan membaca bukunya. Dan ada beberapa adegan yang berbeda dari buku. Gue sebenarnya suka yang seperti ini, berarti sineasnya kreatif, nggak plek-plekan nyomot adegan dari buku mentah-mentah.
Di film, adegan pertemuan Noah dan Allie disajikan secara detil, sementara di buku tidak. Tentang ayah Noah, di film juga lebih detil, di buku tidak. Kepribadian Lon di buku memang dijelaskan lebih detil, sedangkan di film hanya sekilas saja.

Kesimpulannya, buku “The Notebook” melengkapi filmnya, dan demikian sebaliknya. Tapi kalau boleh memilih, gue lebih suka filmnya dibanding bukunya. Di film, kisah cinta Noah dan Allie sweet banget, sedangkan di buku banyak dialog mendayu-dayu. Gue kurang suka sih dengan gaya mendayu-dayu.

Tapi gue nggak kapok juga sih membaca buku Nicholas Sparks, walau dia bukanlah penulis favorit gue.

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Film “The Notebook” memang layak disebut sebagai salah satu film paling romantis sepanjang masa. Ryan Gossling dan Rachel McAdams mampu menghidupkan Noah dan Allie dengan sempurna.

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About lustandcoffee

A housewife, a mother, a passionate literati, a writer, a tea addict & occasional traveler. I also translate some articles for a business magazine. I'm a contributor for Writer's Magz Indonesia.

Posted on April 21, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Actually novel The Notebook yang paling tidak aq suka, krn sama sekali tdk terasa gregetnya, entah apakah karena terjemahannya atau memang penulis sengaja tidak mengungkapkan kedalaman emosi para karakter seperti novel-novelnya yang lain. Klo aq boleh kasih rekomendasi, coba “Message In The Bottle” ; “A Walk To Remember” sama “A Bend In The Road” dan “Rescue Me” (klo tdk salah ingat, tokohnya pemadam kebakaran)
    Untuk filmnya, justru Notebook ini belum pernah aq tonton, rada penasaran juga sich😀

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