Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Love Story by Erich Segal

"Love means never having to say you're sorry."

Ok now first off all let me tell you that I don't really prefer romantic novels but this book is an exception.
A classic timeless story about Oliver Barrett IV, a rich jock from a stuffy WASP family on his way to a Harvard degree and a career in law and Jennifer Cavilleri, a wisecracking, working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe. They are complete oppsites in nearly everyway but finally fall for each other. I am not going to tell you much about this story because I want you to read it for yourself and experience the after reading impact.
Some facts taken from wikipedia about this book - Love Story is a 1970 romance novel by American writer Erich Segal. The book's origins were in that of a screenplay Segal wrote and 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.. Portions of the story originally appeared in The Ladies' Home Journal. Love Story became the top selling work of fiction for all of 1970 in the United States, and was translated into more than 20 languages. A sequel, Oliver's Story, was published in 1977. The film (Love Story) was released on December 16, 1970.
This is a story which will stay in your heart forever.

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