I was told to read this book by my favorite junior and sister when I told her I ve got into a relationship and how I feel complete and it s so so so beautiful between us.She asked me to read this book because I am going to find some similarities between the characters in the book, the relationship they had and between my soulmate and me.And I was glad to find out that the similarities, yes, they were there And I felt really nice after reading this short little book Love means never to have to say sorry well, my soulmate and I tell each other often sorry but they are such minor matters and the love is always there.Loved this book very much I laughed I cried and believe me i cried a lot I fell in love I learned I simply love the book It was indeed beautifully written and it reached out into the depths of my soul My heart just poured out as I read the last few pages of the book Such a tiny book to stir such great emotions in me beautiful. Oliver Barrett IV, A Wealthy Jock From A Stuffy WASP Family On His Way To A Harvard Degree And A Career In Law Jenny Cavilleri, A Sharp Tongued, Working Class Beauty Studying Music At RadcliffeOpposites In Nearly Every Way, Oliver And Jenny Are Kindred Spirits From Vastly Different Worlds Falling Deeply And Powerfully, Their Attraction To One Another Defies Everything They Have Ever Believed As They Share A Passion Far Greater Than Anything They Dreamed Possible And Explore The Wonder Of A Love That Must End Too SoonOne Of The Most Adored Novels Of Our Time, This Is The Book That Defined A Generation A Story Of Uncompromising Devotion, Of Life As It Really Is And Love That Changes Everything Love Story, Erich SegalLove Story is a 1970 romance novel by American writer Erich Segal The book s origins lay in a screenplay that Segal wrote, and that was subsequently approved for production by Paramount Pictures Paramount requested that Segal adapt the story into novel form as a preview of sorts for the film The novel was released on February 14, 1970, Valentine s Day Love Story is romantic and funny, yet tragic It is the tale of two college students whose love enables them to overcome the adversities they encounter in life Oliver Barrett IV, a Harvard jock and heir to the Barrett fortune and legacy, and Jennifer Cavilleri, the quick witted daughter of a Rhode Island baker Oliver Ollie was expected to assume control of his father s business empire, while Jennifer Jenny was a music major studying at Radcliffe College and planning to study in Paris From very different worlds, Oliver and Jenny are immediately attracted to each other and their love deepens The story of Jenny and Ollie is a story of two young people who come from two separate worlds and are brought together in the unlikeliest of ways 1991 1369 183 1370 20 1379 144 964610536 1393 197 9789644058158 142 1369 1393. Shallow, contrived pseudo tearjerker I read this many years ago when it came out, and even though I was much younger and not as wise and mature as I am now, I realized how meaningless was the by word of the book, Love means not having to say you re sorry Love actually means being constantly ready to ask for, give, and receive forgiveness. It may be that you need Super Sad True in the title, for this is the only way the tale could be made relevant contemporary in the year 2017 The jock Italian girl thing may of once been deemed, you know, sultry As exotic for this WASP y crowd as anything else Right now, 20 yr olds getting married seems a bigger, exotic, waaaay rarer occurrence Snarky and sexy teens ALWAYS in vogue tales of new but doomed love Hella DITTO. I thought Erich Segal s Love Story would be great I really did, considering all the hype that has lasted for decades ButThere was no chemistry at all between Oliver and Jenny The Couple The only thing they have in common is they like to swear a lot which got too old too soon in the book I mean, Oliver had way chemistry with Phil, his wife s dad, than with his own wife.Neither characters were likable or relatable We don t get to know them at all All we know is that Oliver is a rich kid who loves Jenny 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.The only actual loving relationship I cared about was not the one between the couple but between the dad and son and that was the relationship that wasn t explored at all except for when Segal sneaks in a lame attempt at reconciliation on the last page.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. It s a very simple story.A boy meets a girl,they fall in love,but instead of happily ever after, there s a sad ending But it was the emotions in the book which made it worth reading The story is beautiful, funny,emotional,and a bit sad As much as I loved the story,it was very simple,and I am giving it 4 stars only because it was very touching,and also because this book was capable of making me read it when it has already told the ending on the very first page It was a great short read I read Love Story because I didn t want to see the movie, but I wanted to know what everyone was talking about While it was an affecting and sentimental little story, even at that young age I felt that it was trying too hard to tug on my heartstrings It seemed, somehow, too juvenile, even to my then very juvenile mind In later years, I came to realize that the movie s oft quoted line, Love means never having to say you re sorry is a complete falsehood In fact, love means always being willing to say your sorry, and to mean it Love grows stronger with humility, and the height of pride is the belief that a union can survive an unrepentant attitude. I appreciate a good love story No, don t give me THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY that book was crap Give me a story where the characters are aligned with Holden Caulfield or Pookie from Nichol s THE STERILE CUCKOO I want smart assy and witty banter I want characters that play by their own rules or make them up as they go along I want the possibility of real life Enter Erich Segal and LOVE STORY Published in 1970, this short 133 page novel is relatively obscure today That s a shame Segal created wonderful characters in Jenny and Oliver Sure, they were from Harvard and Radcliffe they have the all too common poor girl and rich boy histories but, Segal was wise with his characters He gives the readers just enough to know them, all the while making the reader fall in love with them Before becoming a novel, this story was intended to be a script No one bought it When asked to rewrite it and submit it to a publisher, instant success ensued It was eventually made into a movie with Segal writing the script oh, did I mention it was nominated for seven Oscars So the story is simple Rich boy falls in love with poor girl Poor girl opens the eyes of rich boy to the nuances and beauty of life Poor girl dies This is all told in the opening of the book, so I m not spoiling anything But the emotional impact I you might get while reading this book is beyond words I knew Jenny was destined to die I knew there would be revelations about class and family But I never expected a sparsely written book to pierce me as quickly as or as deeply as this one did Books don t make me cry This one did I transposed this love story to my wife s and my love story I thought about all I would have never experienced if I lost her at such an early stage of marriage All of our inside jokes All of the fights and I m sorrys All of the times when we made our happiness Man, I sound gushy But that is the power of this book It awakens feelings in you At least it did for me Read the book It s short It s sparsely written Which isn t to suggest that it lacks depth It s a book that deserves to be remembered Hey, you might even get that wonderful feeling you once had with your special someone Perhaps I am just a hopeless romantic HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Erich Wolf Segal was an American author, screenwriter, and educator He was best known for writing the novel Love Story, a bestseller, and writing the motion picture of the same name, which was a major hit.
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- 09 August 2018 Erich Segal