zaterdag 15 november 2014

Book release David Nicholls, us

I was lucky enough to be present at the book release of David Nicholls. He is a British author, screenwriter, and actor. You might know him because of his romantic story One Day. Which became a movie in 2011 starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. He is a charming writer and very nice to listen to.
Yesterday David released his newest story in Museo Nazionale della Scienza Milano. It was awesome to be there. He released his book Us. And in Italian Noi. It is a quit interesting story. I don't know if I am the right target group for his new book but the story didn't suit me right. It is about marriage and the relationship between father and son.

I made a quick summary about the book:

The novel opens with a family cliche, their son is about to leave for college. The wife is waking her husband is the middle of the night to tell him that she thinks their marriage has run its course and she wants to leave him.

From this point the story starts with explaining their lives. First it begins with how they met.

It is all written in Douglas’s point of view, the husband. He is a cynical and brilliant man, a biochemist. He is raised by two very responsible parents with all the wisdom in the world.
That makes Douglas a very practical men and very analytical too.
His wife in the novel is called Connie, she is a young artist, beautiful and a little insecure. She leads a wild and irresponsible life.

Douglas lacks imagination and empathy. He and his son argue a lot, and when not arguing they are often silent. Consequently their marriage if full of tension and unspoken resentment. Their lives are provincial and dull. So one night Connie found all the courage and announces her intention to leave him. Douglas is heartbroken. Connie asked him to go with her and Albie to a grand tour true Europe. One last family vacation for Albie. What than happens I will leave to your imagination. But the plot is very predictable.

I think that the book isn't published in the Netherlands. But it will be. You could be one of the first people within the Netherlands or other countries that knows about this book before its on the market. Love it!

Enjoy your Saturday!

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