Monday, June 8, 2009

Book Review: The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Alright…. I’ve put off blogging about this book for long enough. I finished it sometime in late May, less than a week after I started it. I was looking forward to reading this book a lot. I am a fan of Nicholas Sparks and it’s been some time since I last read of any of his books.

Having said this I was a little disappointed with this book. (Maybe my expectations were too high?) It took me much longer than I thought to get to the “I-can’t-put-it-down” stage (about half the book). Although once I did get there I really couldn't’t put it down.

The story follows Logan Thibault who finds a picture of a woman while deployed in Iraq. A streak of good luck follows. Once he returns to the states he takes a cross country trip and finds himself ending his trip in the town she lives in...

I found the book somewhat similar to some of his others books. However I am still a fan and will likely read other books by him.

PS. For those who are Nicholas Sparks fans be sure to read Dear John before Feb 5th, 2010 as its about to become a movie. :)


____Maggie said...

Thanks for the heads up on the up-n-coming movie! Cool!

Ok, what part of this was southern? Did he find the girl in a sleepy little southern town? Nicholas Sparks was born in Omaha, Nebraska so that makes him a midwestern writer.

I'm just joshing with you! The book counts. ;D I believe The Help and Secret Life of Bees will smack you with a ton of Southern and make up for the little southernness from Sparks. :D

____Maggie said...

Of course it counts! I'm just messin' with you. He currently lives in New Bern, North Carolina. We give him an honorary Southern title! :D