14 Feb 2013

Book Review: Love Story by Erich Segal

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 Radcliffe . . .

Opposites 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 soon.

One 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.

Published:   First Published 1st January 1970, Re-Released14th February 2013
Publisher:  Hodder & Stoughton
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Series:  N/A
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher

My Review   10 out of 10

How is it that I have waited so long to read this book?  Usually I would have a section in my review for what I did like and a section for what I did not like but I really could not think of one thing that I didn't like about this book...  You know when you are reading a book, its coming to near the end of the story but you just do not want it to end?  This was definately one of those books for me.  For a shorter novel (133 pages), I was very surprised by the amount of emotion and love that was packed into it.  

Oliver and Jenny are complete opposites that completely work when together.  They love, laugh and fight.  Following their relationship through out the story, what made the relationship real to me was the banter between them.  One of them will say something and the other will bite back, normally that would be Jenny.   I have always found that, no matter where you are, you can tell the closeness of someone's relationship by the way they banter with each other.  The more the banter the more the love....  

Absolutely loved this story and will definately be picking up more from this author, I believe there is a story that follows Oliver after Love Story...

Best wishes



Neha said...

One goes ahead and pens the most amazing "Love Story" ever with a memorable line saying "Love means never having to say you're sorry" that captures the world in its beautiful pain of finding love and losing it.
Now how do you write a sequel that if not dares equal at least compliments its predecessor?
This is the story of Oliver Barrett IV 18 months after losing his lovely wife Jenny who tries to move on with an equally troubled Marcie Nash...
This book is soother, a book that takes it slow and that is the biggest USP!
Erich Segal is the class that inspires many Indian and foreign writers to produce such heart touching books...