This is my second Nicholas Sparks’ book I read. I read A walk to remember years ago high school, unfortunately I couldn’t recall the whole story, even worst I forget the characters names, however I memorized the plot. Not exactly the beginning to the end, but the bold line.
Moving on, an hour ago I finished reading Safe Haven, had no trouble but to leave it. Like A walk to Remember, and maybe any of his works, Nicholas Spark captured the magnificent of regular people’s life. How every characters live their life, how they deal with their problem, both emotionally and physically. Like regular people would do. The story of Katie and Alex immediately get into my heart. Word by word, sentence by sentence, page by page I dived in Nicholas fiction word in Shoutport. Following every perks of Katie and Alex’s life. Reading it like watch their story’s projected in my head. Because their story is almost common to every people. It effortlessly connected to some people with same or almost same experiences. I don’t think reader need to read it so deeply to understand every beat of the tone. I personally, feel so easy to approaching Katie’s feeling for their parents. I have almost the same background with her, with some differences here and there.But still enough to feel what she feels.
Even though I have only read two of his works, I have already watched some movies based on his works like Last Song, The Notebook, and Dear John. And I think Nicholas applies a pattern in his works, I do not know whether he does it in purposed or simply part of his writing character. Anyway I acknowledge some of it, like parents-children relationship, army connection, and a terminal or serious illness. Like in this book Alex’s wife suffered from brain tumor which caused her death. Not like the other works I have mentioned, in Safe Haven the parent-children’s relation is between the main character, Alex, with his children where the other works places the main character as the child. It is good to experience different feeling in Nicholas’ works.
If you want to know more about the book you can look up the link below
Recently the made a movie based of this book starring Josh Duhamel and Jullian Hough. I have not watched the movie yet, but here I add the trailer of the movie if you have not watch it too.
(to be continued)