WARNING: Don’t judge a movie by its book, or a book by its movie. In fact, why judge at all!
I’ve never been one of those book readers that despises the movie adaptations of their books. I’ve always thought that both book and movie are two entirely different mediums, which both aim to tell a story to its readers or viewers in their different way. How you can you judge either against each other? You can’t. A book has as long as it wants to describe a story, and a movie only has so much to show to the story.
In saying that, The Longest Ride By Nicholas Sparks (the book) is different to the movie. And I loved the movie. More so in the way and times that the story takes place in the book, to the movie. If you’ve seen the movie, it might annoy you.
I absolutely loved the book (and the movie). No surprise, really. I’ve read a number of Sparks books and really love his way with words. To me, he can really grab his readers and his romantic tone it’s so sweet, it gives me goosebumps! You know a book is good when it brings tears to your eyes, and this one most definitely did! If you’re not a fan of mild cliche’s then I wouldn’t recommend this to you, because there are but I love a good one. I’m reading fiction, not reality!
The chapters are character done, with some being in 3rd person, and some in 1st. Surprisingly, I’ve never liked 1st person, however the gradual introduction may have changed my mind. Which will be a good thing because I think there are a number of books in my collection that are 1st person.
Like I mentioned previously, the events are different to the movie, but I won’t mention what they are here as I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen the movie or read the book.
If you’re already a fan of Spark’s previous books, then I think you’ll remain one after this book. I thought this one was brilliant, and I very much look forward to getting to The Choice in two books time.
I give book: /5
Grab yourself a kindle copy here