One Day Reviews
With a nod to When Harry Met Sally, this funny, emotionally engaging third novel from David Nicholls traces the unlikely relationship between Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew... . Told with toe-curlingly accurate insight and touching observation ... If you left college sometime in the eighties with no clear idea of what was going to happen next, or who your lifelong friends might turn out to be, this one's a definite for your holiday suitcase. If you didn't, it still is." - Daily Mail (UK)
"[An] instant classic...One of the most hilarious and emotionally riveting love stories you'll ever encounter." - People
"Big, absorbing, smart, fantastically readable." - Nick Hornby, from his blog
"[Nicholls] has a gift for zeitgeist description and emotional empathy that's wholly his own...[A] light but surprisingly deep romance so thoroughly satisfying." - Entertainment Weekly
"Nicholls offers sharp dialogue and wry insight that sounds like Nick Hornby at his best." - The Daily Beast (A Best Book of the Summer)
"[One Day] will leave you hungrily eating up the words. At times, you will experience 'can't breathe' laughter, then 'publicly embarrassing' sobs. Whatever emotion, all will feel uncontrollable; precisely like the lives of the characters you so badly want to see end up together." - Seattle Post Intelligencer
"Fluid, expertly paced, highly observed, and at times, both funny and moving." - Boston Globe
"Those of us susceptible to nostalgic reveries of youthful heartache and self-invention (which is to say, all of us) longed to get our hands on Nicholls's new novel...And if you do, you may want to take care where you lay this book down. You may not be the only one who wants in on the answers." - New York Times Book Review
"Who doesn't relish a love story with the right amount of heart-melting romance, disappointment, regret, and huge doses of disenchantment about growing up and growing old between quarreling meant-to-be lovers?" - Elle, Top 10 Summer Books for 2010
"A great, funny, and heart-breaking read." - The Early Show [CBS]
"Funny, sweet and completely engrossing . . . The friendship at the heart of this novel is best expressed within the pitch-perfect dialogue/banter between the two." - Very Short List
"A wonderful, wonderful book: wise, funny, perceptive, compassionate and often unbearably sad . . . the best British social novel since Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up!...Nicholls's witty prose has a transparency that brings Nick Hornby to mind: it melts as you read it so that you don't notice all the hard work that it's doing." - The Times (London)
"Just as Nicholls has made full use of his central concept, so he has drawn on all his comic and literary gifts to produce a novel that is not only roaringly funny but also memorable, moving and, in its own unassuming, unpretentious way, rather profound." - The Guardian (London)
About the Author
David Nicholls trained as an actor before making the switch to writing. He is the author of two previous novelsStarter For Ten and The Understudy. He has also written many screenplays for film and television, including the feature film adaptation of Starter For Ten. He lives in London.
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Rated of 5
The story of Emma and Dexter is complicated and very, very sad. They never seemed happy throughout the book, even when they were together. There were a few funny moments, but most of it was depressing.
If you want to read a book about immaturity and bad relationships this is the one for you.
Rated of 5
One Day by David Nicholls
This book starts out in the late 80's with Emma & Dexter having a romantic interlude the day after their commencement. They each thought of each other over the years, the what-ifs. The author takes us to each of them on July 15th every year after their initial meeting til 2007. We see what their lives have become. Will they meet again? A great story about star-crossed lovers.
Rated of 5
I cried lots, but I totally loved the book. It's amazing!!!!!