One Day by David Nicholls
(Vintage Contemporaries Original)

82%

10 Critic Reviews

...I would never dream of changing the ending...The ending was the beginning, and to me the book is unimaginable without it.
-Guardian

Synopsis

It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.


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About David Nicholls

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DAVID NICHOLLS' teleplay credits include Cold Feet, I Saw You, and Rescue Me, which he also created. He also cowrote the ?lm Simpatico. A Question of Attraction is his ?rst novel. He lives in London.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published June 3, 2010 by Vintage. 449 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction
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Critic reviews for One Day
All: 10 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 1

Guardian

Excellent
on Nov 02 2011

...I would never dream of changing the ending...The ending was the beginning, and to me the book is unimaginable without it.

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Guardian

Good
on Oct 28 2011

The passage is happily discovered, perfectly fitting Nicholls's plot, in which long-tried friendship has to be turned to love.

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Guardian

Good
on Oct 14 2011

The wholly satisfying trick of this novel is to reconcile narrative curiosity to life's predictability.

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Guardian

Excellent
on Feb 14 2010

...One Day's characters are so luminously rendered that they quickly assume heart-thumping significance.

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Guardian

Good
on Jul 12 2009

...there is no doubt that One Day is a beguiling read.

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Guardian

Excellent
on Jul 04 2009

...roaringly funny but also memorable, moving and, in its own unassuming, unpretentious way, rather profound.

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Blog Critics

Good
on Sep 01 2010

...it will disorientates the reader in the best possible way. This book will leave you cognizant of your own life and possibilities in a way that you can't easily ignore.

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AV Club

Excellent
on Jul 22 2010

Nicholls’ idea of one day over 20 years for two people is what makes One Day clever, to be sure, but the way Dexter and Emma’s journeys come to resonate is why One Day matters.

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Entertainment Weekly

Good
on Jun 16 2010

Nicholls creates new poignancy from the old truth that a life is just a stack of days, one after another, stretching into years. One day can truly make a difference.

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The Uncustomary Book Review

Below average
Reviewed by Kat Kiddles on Oct 19 2011

It drives me nuts that she’s so needy, so mousy and meek and almost lives for Dexter’s approval, lives to see Dexter every year, and doesn’t have any self-confidence. I know people like that exist, but I feel she’s a caricature. Get a grip, woman!

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