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PDF ã BOOK Love Story ✓ 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 tAnd explore the wonder of a love that must end too soonOne 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 everythin Shallow contrived pseudo tearjerker I read this many years ago when it came out and even though I was much younger and not as wise and mature as I am now I realized how meaningless was the by word of the book Love means not having to say you're sorry Love actually means being constantly ready to ask for give and receive forgiveness

Erich Segal Ë Love Story EBOOK

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 I appreciate a good love story No don’t give me THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY—that book was crap Give me a story where the characters are aligned with Holden Caulfield or Pookie from Nichol’s THE STERILE CUCKOO I want smart assy and witty banter I want characters that play by their own rules or make them up as they go along I want the possibility of real life Enter Erich Segal and LOVE STORY Published in 1970 this short—133 page—novel is relatively obscure today That’s a shame Segal created wonderful characters in Jenny and Oliver Sure they were from Harvard and Radcliffe; they have the all too common poor girl and rich boy histories; but Segal was wise with his characters He gives the readers just enough to know them all the while making the reader fall in love with them Before becoming a novel this story was intended to be a script No one bought it When asked to rewrite it and submit it to a publisher instant success ensued It was eventually made into a movie with Segal writing the scriptoh did I mention it was nominated for seven Oscars? So the story is simple Rich boy falls in love with poor girl Poor girl opens the eyes of rich boy to the nuances and beauty of life Poor girl dies This is all told in the opening of the book so I’m not spoiling anything But the emotional impact I you might get while reading this book is beyond words I knew Jenny was destined to die I knew there would be revelations about class and family But I never expected a sparsely written book to pierce me as uickly as or as deeply as this one did Books don’t make me cry This one did I transposed this love story to my wife’s and my love story I thought about all I would have never experienced if I lost her at such an early stage of marriage All of our inside jokes All of the fights and I’m sorrys All of the times when we made our happiness Man I sound gushy But that is the power of this book It awakens feelings in you At least it did for me Read the book It’s short It’s sparsely written Which isn’t to suggest that it lacks depth It’s a book that deserves to be remembered Hey you might even get that wonderful feeling you once had with your special someone Perhaps I am just a hopeless romantic HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

BOOK æ Ë Erich Segal

Love StoryOliver 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 Love means never having to say you're sorry is probably among some of the most ridiculous statements ever Luckily it's a rare blemish on a simple but beautiful story Plus it's cheesy corny and insanely uotable so I'll have to give it a pass on that A girl and a boy meet and fall in love Jenny is a poor artistic sorta Catholic Radcliffe educated Italian American brainiac with a razor sharp tongue Oliver is a rich WASPy Harvard Preppy jock with a slew of Daddy issues and a Roman numeral after his name They fall in love despite the huge social gap between them Few Daddy issues ensue a fight or two happens the cheesy phrase see above is uttered to my sheer mortification They may or may not name their future kid Bozo the Clown Then Jenny dies gasp And I bawl my eyes out No worries no spoiler tags were needed We are warned about her death in the very first and famous paragraph What can you say about a twenty five year old girl who died? That she was beautiful and brilliant That she loved Mozart and Bach The Beatles And me We know about Jenny's death from the start and it is a true testament to Segal's brilliant characterization and narrative skills that her death still hits home still leaves all but the most heartless readers a bawling blob of tears and snot It did so for me and I am a self proclaimed cold hearted cynicThis book is written in a fresh and honest voice The characters feel truly alive It is beautiful simple short and funny It is sweet and touching but not overly melodramatic It is a uintessential love story and is fully worth the few well spent reading hours I've read it several times since age 12 and every time it melts my stony callousy heart What the hell makes you so smart? I askedI wouldn't go for coffee with you she answeredListen I wouldn't ask youThat she replied is what makes you stupid