Editor | Peter Bowen
One Day gets its day at New York Times Book Review
Posted June 21, 2010
David Nicholls’ novel One Day—soon to be a Focus Features film--hit American stores this week, and so did the book reviews. The sunday New York Times Book Review recognized the utter charm of the tale of two friends (perhaps lovers?) who connect on July 15 over a 20-year period. Echoing Nick Hornby’s quip that this is “the perfect beach read for people who are normally repelled by the very idea of beach reads, ” Liesl Schillinger wrote, “Those of us susceptible to nostalgic reveries of youthful heartache and self-invention (which is to say, all of us) longed to get our hands on Nicholls’s new novel, once our friend revealed its premise.” Entertainment Weekly also praised the book with a A- score and a note underscoring its cinematic appeal: “This is a nuanced love story disguised as a beach read. It's also a book bound for the movies, and if done right, that movie might just be great.,” comments Lisa Schwarzbaum. And she should know. She’s one of Entertainment Weekly’s chief film reviewers.