One Day (movie Tie-in Edition)

One Day (movie Tie-in Edition)

by David Nicholls

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | May 24, 2011 | Trade Paperback

One Day (movie Tie-in Edition) is rated 2.88888888888889 out of 5 by 9.
It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 1 in

Published: May 24, 2011

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307946711

ISBN - 13: 9780307946713

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of favourite books! This book is wonderful! Emma and Dexter, the characters are complicated, you fall in love with them. As you read more the plot expends and you understand them more. I love Emma, the ending was a bit hard, I cried! The author is amazing, I’m on his third novel and this one is the best one! If you care for love stories, then this is a book for you!
Date published: 2012-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 'When Harry Met Sally,' with a shot of reality I was actually surprised to see all of the negative reviews. In my opinion, this is an amazing book--so layered and so touching, at its heart it's really about two people--one friendship, one love--and the ways in which it changes, and remains unchanged, over time. The concept of revisiting these characters one day a year, over a span of many years, makes for an incredibly interesting read. And although the ending is bittersweet (without giving too much away), it is strangely and utterly satisfying. Just through reading this book, I can tell that this was truly a labour of love for the author. It is both beautifully and thoughtfully written the whole way through, up to the very end. There are times when you will laugh, cry, roll your eyes and find yourself completely gripped with anticipation. You may not completely relate to, or understand the bond between Emily and Dexter, but you will grow to care very deeply about it. All and all it is probably one of the best books I have ever read. It is definitely not chick lit, or pure romance--it is a straight, honest and realistically complex story about people and the impact they have on each others lives.
Date published: 2012-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from HMMM I enjoyed this book. It is refreshing reading a book that does not follow a normal pattern I find the bouncing around and empty gaps of time makes you think as a reader. I loved the characters and felt they were believable rather then a love story that is only for the movies or in books it was real. As much as I enjoyed the book I was not fond on how the author killed Emma's character!
Date published: 2011-11-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Rotten Format, Unrelatable Characters and Bad Ending... This book was a strange one. While I liked the storylines between the characters, they themselves weren't developed all that well. And how could they be, based on this books format? This book jumps to the same time each year (or years) in the two main characters lives. I found this frustrating as a reader. What happened in-between? How did they get to where they are now? Some of this couple's major life events are told in a couple of sentences in a 'flashback' of sorts, rather than in real time. I also couldn't relate to the main characters AT ALL. It just seemed ridiculous that someone like Emma would put up with Dex's BS for all those years and not just move on. Dex himself was probably more relatable, but at times I found his actions inconsistent when based on what little we learn about him in the writers annual snippets. I found myself skimming a lot of this book and not caring how it ended. That's how you can tell you just read a bad book... :(
Date published: 2011-11-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy Romantic Read I thought this was a fun book to read. It's a love story, but I personally don't think that it's your typical romance novel. Many things surprised me (which I wasn't a fan of!), but overall, being in a relationship myself, I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2011-09-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst book ever. I didn't get it. It was poorly written, extremely difficult to follow and uninspiring. I haven't seen the movie but it has got to be better than this trash.
Date published: 2011-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Touching After reading the reviews below, I'm shocked about the negative response this book has received. It is not horrible as the reviews below have said, and is surprisingly better than I thought it would be. The book is full of comedy and humor, but below that lies a passionate romance that does not always go the way as planned. Snapshots of the two characters, Emma and Dexter, are given in each chapter on the same day for two decades. You can see how they've progressed in each year and how their relationship changes every single time. From friends, to more than friends, to confidants, to lovers, to enemies, their bond is constantly shifting, just as it does in reality. What I found enjoyable about this book was that the characters were continually growing and imperfect. Every single day there's lessons to be learned, mistakes to be made. The author captures human desires, hopes and emotions so accurately, it makes you consider yourself and the future. Though I do agree that the ending was not the best, the novel is still great and if your into romance, you should definitely pick this up. If your not, give it a try anyway, you might like it.
Date published: 2011-08-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So Boring Okay so I don't have much to say about this book except that it SUCKED sorry if that seems a bit dramatic but I felt like I was getting tortured at times when I had to read this book. I did not like the story it dragged on in so many areas and I swear if I could have gone in to the book I would have strangled both of the characters they were both really annoying and they both acted stupid half of the time. The ending of this book was also really horrible I won't spoil but really it just made the book worse than it was. Overall really bad book I would not recommend it but I know there are some people out there that really liked this book but I was not one of them. :0)
Date published: 2011-08-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute Trash This story is absolute foolishness, lacking the most basic ingredient of any story: credibility. This is the story of an alcoholic trying to play one of the main characters in a love story. Added to that is the story of a girl/woman who wants to be in love with an alcoholic because she has a penchant for self-destruction. The author could have picked up the story at the corner bar. The only thing good about this book is the cover design.
Date published: 2011-08-05

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One Day (movie Tie-in Edition)

One Day (movie Tie-in Edition)

by David Nicholls

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 1 in

Published: May 24, 2011

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307946711

ISBN - 13: 9780307946713

About the Book

It's 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day--July 15th--of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.

Read from the Book

CHAPTER ONE'THE FUTURE'Friday 15TH July 1988Rankeillor Street, Edinburgh'I suppose the important thing is to make some sort of difference,' she said. 'You know, actually change something.''What, like "change the world", you mean?''Not the whole entire world. Just the little bit around you.'They lay in silence for a moment, bodies curled around each other in the single bed, then both began to laugh in low, pre-dawn voices. 'Can't believe I just said that,' she groaned. 'Sounds a bit corny, doesn't it?''A bit corny.''I'm trying to be inspiring! I'm trying to lift your grubby soul for the great adventure that lies ahead of you.' She turned to face him. 'Not that you need it. I expect you've got your future nicely mapped out, ta very much. Probably got a little flow-chart somewhere or something.''Hardly.''So what're you going to do then? What's the great plan?''Well, my parents are going to pick up my stuff, dump it at theirs, then I'll spend a couple of days in their flat in London, see some friends. Then France-''Very nice-''Then China maybe, see what that's all about, then maybe onto India, travel around there for a bit-''Traveling,' she sighed. 'So predictable.''What's wrong with travelling?''Avoiding reality more like.''I think reality is over-rated,' he said in the hope that this might come across as dark and charismatic.She sniffed. 'S'alright, I suppose, for those who can afford it. Why not just say "I'm going on holiday for two years"? It's the same thing.''Because trave
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From the Publisher

It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.

About the Author

David Nicholls trained as an actor before making the switch to writing. He is the author of two previous novels—Starter For Ten and The Understudy. He has also written many screenplays for film and television, including the feature film adaptation of Starter For Ten and One Day. He lives in London.

Editorial Reviews

"[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
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Bookclub Guide

The questions, discussion topics, and suggestions for further reading that follow are designed to enhance your group’s discussion of One Day by David Nicholls. “A wonderful, wonderful book: wise, funny, perceptive, compassionate, and often unbearably sad” (The Times [London]), One Day was a #1 bestseller in England and across Europe.

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