Monday, January 10, 2011

A bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks

Book :- A bend in the Road
Author :- Nicholas sparks 

                          One of my new year resolutions is that to read as many books as possible .Now that i have entered in the last semister of my engineering career,I am going to have a lot of free time(no college) . So this is the time to read the books, that i thought of reading them in the last year itself .

                          I started off with  ever popular Nicholas spark's writings. I  read three of his novels "Notebook","A walk to remember" and "Night of Rodanthe" already . All the three novels eventually made in to movies.His writing is so true to life.  The love and feelings he puts into words are outstanding. But I must say "A bend in the road" isn't one of his best piece of writings . Though he tried different with murder mistery , it lacked love and romance quotient unlike his precious novels.Up to a point I enjoyed the book  , however this is not anything that I would read more than once.

                          Coming to the story, the main protagonist Deputy sheriff Miles Ryan had lost his wife in a terrible accident .He never thought his live would be good again until he found out killed his wife and the mother of his son(Jonah) . Since his mother death Jonah has had difficulties with studies. And his former teachers left him out of his own sympathy.  Now "Sarah Andrews" a second grade teacher helps him ,she also helps miles .For the first time, since missy's death he has feelings for a woman "Miss Andrews" . Eventually they both fell in love with each other. But God has another plans .As soon as they bound to each other , miles comes to know the real truth behind the missy's accident, who killed missy, how he is related to Sarah .
                           The unknown narrator(murderer) narrates some part of the story.He is in grief and sorrow because of accident.He is revealed at the end of the story.  This book is about   love ,death, revenge,and every thing in between . The love sequences between Miles and Miss Andrews were excellently portrayed , but the story lost it's charisma in the later part. we can easily guess the murderer . This book reminisce me of christian bale movie "The machinist".

                                Anyway if u haven't read nicholas sparks book till now, you are going to enjoy the book .And for those who love romance stories ,this is a must read .

my rating :- 7/10

4 nice people who replied back:

The twenties girl said...

This was my firt Nicholas Sparks book... and I have read so many by him after that. Truely, they are splendid...

Anuroop reddy said...

yeah! I loved his "Notebook" n "A walk to remember", to the core .
Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

KN. said...

Well Anuroop, you must read 'A Message In A Bottle' by Nicholas Sparks. Its surely the best of writings by him. The Notebook was both good a novel and a movie but A Message In A Bottle was just an AMAZING novel. I lost the novel after i read it and i still crave for it. DO READ IT!

I am a die hard fan of Sparks!
Read Dear John. Its a good piece too! :D

KN. said...

And yeah, for more suggestions, do read One Day by David Nocholls and My Sister's Keeper or any novel by Jodi Picoult. You'll love both of these authors!

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