Nicholas Sparks’s latest novel has film adaptation written all over it.
A story of enduring love, struggle, wisdom and art; it is a wonderful read, and a great addition to Sparks’ oeuvre.
Since his first novel, The Notebook, was published in 1996, Sparks has written a whopping 15 more love stories; out of these, eight were adapted into movies.
Set in North Carolina like its predecessors, the book introduces readers to retired haberdasher Ira Levinson, who lost his beloved wife Ruth nine years ago. He has had a major car accident and wonders if he will survive the The Right Honourable Lord Dobbs, or author Michael Dobbs as he is here, is a former politician and writer of such thrillers as Old Enemies, Winston’sWar and House of Cards – which is now an award-winning US TV show starring Kevin Spacey.
Dobbs is back, and this time he’s brought Harry Jones with him in A Ghost at the Door. The ubiquitous anti-hero and ex-soldier (who like his creator is a former politician), finds his life turned upside down after a question about his father, Johnnie, from his inquisitive fiancée, Jemma. Harry’s father died 10 years ago This autobiography by the fastest man in the world Usain Bolt charts the story fromhis humble beginnings in Sherwood Content, Trelawny through to becoming one of the most recognisable men in sport.
In keeping with the personality many have seen trackside, Bolt’s narration reflects his playful nature as he tells the story of his journey to becoming the greatest sprinter ever.
It’s an easy read that will have you laughing out loud in parts – particularly his recollection of his childhood and teenage years, when he first entered the world stage. His triumphs on