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A review of "One Day."

I read this book because the previews for the upcoming film- YES I SAID PREVIEWS - made it seem kind of decent. I stress "kind of." Maybe I just meant the posters:

well at the same time I don't like how her tongue is out. Well, this is the book, and the book is rather good. David Nicholls is a very talented, subdued writer. He attacks things in both this human and sentimental way without sopping on too hard. Kind of makes me disappointed in myself it took A FILM WITH ANNE HATHAWAY TO COME OUT to realize who he was! He's like the halfway point between Ian McEwan and Nick Hornby I believe, so if you're interested, you know to check that out. 

The book/upcoming film (Nicholls wrote the screenplay) focus in on this one day in this not-a-couple's life for 15 years of their friendship. July 15th, which I think is some kind of weird religious observation? but yeah. it's just an interesting way of showing how they grow from people, from university students into adults. 

There are a lot of pop culture references a la Sinead O'Connor and the Smiths in the book- I was personally delighted by some of the 90s cultural staples that got plugs in this book. Mostly delighted because it made me glad I was not a functioning a-dult in that decade. ha! 


at times I was frustrated this book, but overall- at the end, and you could interpret the ending as being overdone, I was really pleased with how things turned out and how Nicholls handled everything. yeah Dexter is an asshole with poor taste in women, but so! and Emma's a little too self-righteous at times. so! you need to read this book, BEFORE YOU SEE THE MOVIE.

that being said, my heart will be broken if this movie sucks.

question:  do you think it will suck? because the preview left me half-cringing.



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  2. oh my god, THEY ARE FOLLOWING ME

  3. also, the woman who directed An Education directed this, but that will still never get me into the theater to see this. shut the fuck up, anne hathaway.


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