love story- too good not to read

Posted: May 6, 2011 in Articles, My Creations
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I have watched literally dozens of movies based on the same story(0r you can say like that) that Erich Segal wrote in his best seller “Love Story“. Well… at least I hear so. I never got chance to watch the original movie but just a day ago i read the original book, the paperback edition, and not the e-book(i loathe reading e-books). I thought the book was like the sentimental tragedies of the bollywood or kollywood or hollywood that i have seen many a times. But when i started reading the book i was damned. The 120 pages long small book abstained me even to grab a drink or use the toilet… its a damn page turner if you haven’t read it.

This short book made me laugh a many times like this conversation did:

'What the hell makes you so smart?' I asked.
'I wouldn't go for coffee with you,' she answered.
'Listen - I wouldn't ask you.'
'That,' she replied, 'is what makes you stupid.'

And I was in tears when i finished reading the book. The first lines of the book will always haunts me for no reason

"What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died? 
That she was beautiful and brilliant. That she loved Mozart and Bach. The Beatles. And me."

That first line summarizes this phenomenal bestseller and enduring classic. And there is no lines memorable than this,

"Love means never having to say you are sorry"

And here is one review of the plot of novel i have collected over the internet,

“Oliver Barrett first met Jennifer Cavilleri in Radcliffe library where she was studying. Jennifer was unimpressed with neither his intelligence nor his wealth and she thought that he was a loser. Despite her low opinion of him, he couldn’t help invite her to dates and his hockey games. That started their relationship. It wasn’t long before Oliver told her that he loves her although Jennifer didn’t believe him, they were still happy together. She provided him a different perspective to his wealthy life. He grew up in a severely strict house where reputation needed to be uphold and affections were not entertained. With Jennifer, Oliver for the first time felt real love. When Jennifer suddenly started talking about going their separate ways after graduation, Oliver panicked. He was not ready to end their relationship and so he proposed to Jennifer. They went to his parents to announce the news of their marriage but his parents were disapproving of Jennifer because she had no reputable lineage and was poor. Oliver was angry with his parents and he disowned himself. He proceeded to marry Jennifer while finishing his law degree. It was tough without his unlimited access to money. They scrounged every day, working part-time juggling both school and work just to make ends meet. But after graduation, he got great offers from law firms and that made their lives easier. It wasn’t long before they planned on having a baby. But after many futile attempts, they sought medical expertise. It turned out that Jennifer was sterile. But the worse news was that she was dying of leukemia. Oliver couldn’t believe it and he was in so much grief. Furthermore, he needed to tell his wife of her disease. He decided not to tell Jennifer and tried to act normal. He forsook his job in favor of spending more time with her. But Jennifer found out eventually and they couldn’t do anything but share the grief together. Only a month passed when Jennifer became very ill and they knew that her time was almost up.”
Katrina Lo, Resident Scholar
From the Publisher This is the wonderful, tumultuous, heartfelt story of Oliver Barrett IV and Jenny Cavilleri–the story of a rich Harvard jock and a wisecracking Radcliffe music major who have nothing in common but love . . . and everything else to share but time. Funny and flip, sad and poignant, Erich Segal’s  magnificent novel will grab you, hold you, and stay with you forever.You, like more than twenty million others, will fall in love with Love Story.
 “Not just a story–Love Story is an experience. The reader who responds to this little book will
feel less like a reader than an unwritten Segal character, living it all out from the inside…
In this ‘love story’ you are not just an observer.”–Christian Science Monitor.

 “Funny, touching and infused with wonder, as all love stories should be.”–San Francisco Examiner

Oh! did i make you feel ”too bad not to read the book” you can do it now from here…

click the link down and download the ebook in pdf….. cheers!

 Erich Segal – Love Story


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