One Day by David Nicholls
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book was on my "to read" pile for a while and then I saw that the movie premiere was coming so I decided to set a goal to finish it before the movie opened. I made it just in time - it opens tomorrow.
This is a love story told over a twenty-year-span on July 15th of each year from the first time they really meet until the end of the story. The dialog in the book is fantastic. I felt like I was eavesdropping on a real conversation with each paragraph. The same day over twenty years concept was a brilliant way to encapsulate two sides of a relationship over a long time period. In our home we have a collage of pictures for each year highlighting the significant events. This book was the prose equivalent of those photo collages. It was immediately intimate and revealing.