Review – One Day by David Nicholls (Novel)
If you want to be left sitting in a pool of your own tears, and screaming ‘WHY’ at the top of your voice, then you need to read One Day by David Nicholls. Brilliantly written, Nicholls tells the story of the relationship between Dexter and Emma over twenty years. Full of missed opportunities and when-are-they-gonna-get-it-on moments, it’s the perfect romantic modern novel which defines a generation. The reason why One Day has been such a success is because it is a novel anyone can relate to, as ultimately it’s a story about lost love. But more importantly it’s honest, Nicholls doesn’t paint a rosy view on love and relationships, he shows them for what they are – hard work and a lot of slip ups. It’s a story about love in the real world, not in some film set where the happy ending has already been written.
The most important thing I took away from reading One Day is that you never know what is going to happen, and that you should never consistently put off doing things, as one day, it may be too late and you will probably end up regretting it for the rest of your life.