Many of people I know, recommended ‘Love Story’ by Erich Segal to me. It is a small book of 127 pages and I finished it in one sitting.
It seriously did not live up to the hype. At least not for me. I really don’t like instant-love. In fact, it seriously pisses me off!
There was no chemistry at all between Oliver and Jenny. The only thing they have in common is they like to swear a lot–which got too old too soon in the book.
The characters were not likable or relatable. All I could know is that Oliver is a rich kid who loves Jenny more than money or his own father. And Jenny is this poor, smart musician who became a teacher and calls her dad by his first name.
If love means not ever having to say you’re sorry, then it’s good that I don’t love this book because I am sorry for having read it.
I did not like this book. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either. Nor I want to remember it forever.
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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