Friday, September 24, 2010

Love Story: How to capture my heart?

Sambungan entry semalam.

I hate (yes, hate) novel yg terlalu berbaur romantis.. erk, nak eja perkataan 'romantis' pun dah rasa gigil jari nie. Jadi mmg tak perlu suruh aku beli novel cinta atau ajak pergi tgk romantic movie. Memang aku lari.

Tidaklah bermakna tak minat langsung. I still read love story but that author kena pandai capture my heart. But how?

TRUE LOVE STORY

Usually, true love story mmg akan buat aku teringin nak baca. Simple example is A Walk to Remember (Nicholas Sparks). Kisah benar yg berlaku pada kakak dan abang ipar Nicholas Sparks. That's what we call unconditional love!

LOVE STORY WITH "ROMANTIC COMEDY" GENRE

Love story is okay but please ayat jgn terlalu berbunga+berbelit+serious seperti Nora Roberts. I need some laughter. Bila baca, boleh gelak atau senyum sorang-sorang. Bkn sebab geli-geli romantis tp sebab karakter dlm novel tu sgt selamba. Recommended by me: Can You Keep a Secret (Sophie Kinsella) & The Undomestic Goddess (Sophie Kinsella). Bila la agaknya The Undomestic Goddess nak dijadikan movie. Bila la agaknya org nak hadiahkan buku nie.. hehehe..

FICTION LOVE STORY WITH A TWIST

This is a fiction side. Meaning love story yg mmg direka tapi kedengaran benar kerana setiap perkara direka dengan terperinci dan akan buat aku sgt obsess. Example: Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)

RARE LOVE STORY

"Rare" tidak bermaksud cinta sejenis atau cinta dengan makhluk asing (eventhough I follow Roswell TV series). "Rare" bermaksud, love story yg tak berakhir dengan hero dan heroin happily ever after. Maybe happy but with someone else. Hero atau heroin mempunyai sebab tersendiri. "Love is complicated" thingy. Example: Dear John (Nicholas Sparks). Opps, sila jgn tgk movie dia sbb Salha kata, dlm movie tu.. John akhirnya kahwin dengan ex-gf dia sbb suami ex-gf dia mati. Urm, x suka la. Aku lagi suka ending dlm novel di mana John biarkan saja Savannah hidup bahagia dengan suami dia sebab bagi John, jika Savannah happy, John pun happy.

Now, let me introduce you to a new member of my book obsession.

ONE DAY by DAVID NICHOLLS

Plot Introduction:
"Anti- Thatcherite Northerner Emma and confident Dexter spend the night together following their graduation from Edinburgh University in 1988. They become friends, although their lives take them in different directions. The novel visits their lives on 15 July in successive years in each chapter. Emma becomes a waitress in Kentish Town, while Dexter becomes a successful television presenter. Gradually, Emma fulfills her ambitions, first as a teacher and then as a best-selling novelist. Conversely, Dexter's career collapses, going from presenting a mainstream television show, to cable TV, to being fired from a late-night video games review show. Each have relationships with others, such as Emma with an unfunny stand-up comedian, and Dexter's with a high-Tory."

Basically, the book is one of those why-can't-these-two-crazy-kids-see-they're-perfect-for-each-other stories about a guy and a girl who meet at college graduation time.

One Day.. kita akan anggap buku ni berkisar tentang kehidupan satu couple selama 20 tahun. Tidak sama sekali. Dex dan Em bukan couple but they're bestfriends. Kita akan dibawa melihat hubungan persahabatan mereka di tarikh yg sama selama 20 tahun. How they support each other, how they laugh together about something silly and how they grew apart.

At first, aku rasa buku ni mcm bosan. Hehe.. rasa mcm, "Apa yg best sgt nie? Takde ape pun". Tapi selang 3-4 pages, baru la perasaan tu timbul. Rasa suka sgt menyusuri kisah hidup Dex dan Em.

Why I love this book? Entah lah. Rasanya sebab ia lain dari yg lain. Author membawa kita ke tarikh 15 July selama 20 tahun. Setiap tarikh, kita akan dibawa ke kehidupan Dex dan Em. Walaupun mereka tidak bersama, kita terasa mereka sebenarnya 'dekat'. Dex dan Em mempunyai karakter yg berlainan. Dex bermula sebagai seorang yg terkenal tetapi akhirnya hidup dia kucar kacir. Em pula kurang self-confidence, bermula dari bawah tetapi akhirnya berjaya dapat apa yg dicitakan.

One Day menunjukkan bahawa friendship antara lelaki dan perempuan itu wujud dan boleh berlaku. Bila aku baca, aku rasa mcm "Ish, kenapa diorg nie tak couple je.." sebab masing-masing sgt memahami. Pada awalnya, mereka agak rapat tetapi lama kelamaan, mereka menjalani kehidupan masing-masing. Walaupun tidak serapat dulu, they know that they still have each other.

Semakin lama kita baca, kita akan rasa mereka semakin jauh. Pembaca pada mulanya akan berharap yg Dex dan Em akan jadi kekasih akhirnya mengalah dan menerima idea bahawa Dex dan Em ditakdirkan utk menjadi kawan baik sahaja.

I fall in love with their friendship. Friendship between man and woman is possible. Setuju atau tak?

Movie akan keluar pada tahun 2011. Watak Dex akan dilakonkan oleh Jim Sturgress dan Em akan dilakonkan oleh Anne Hathaway. (Sila baca buku dulu).

Adakah mereka akan sedar bahawa they're perfect for each other? Utk mengetahui kesudahan Dex & Em, korang kena la beli buku ni :)

Sedikit sedutan:

NO. 1
He was self-aware enough to know that he possessed a certain facility for what Emma would call 'prattishness' and with this in mind he had been investing some private effort into working out what to do with his face. Anxious not to appear affected or cocky or a fake, he had been devising an expression that said hey, it's no big deal, it's only TV and he assumed this expression now, replacing his sunglasses and returning to his book.

Emma watched this performance, amused; the straining for nonchalance, the slight flare of the nostrils, the smile that flickered at the corner of his mouth. She pushed her sunglasses up onto her forehead.

"It's not going to change you, is it?"
"What?"
"Being very, very, very, very slightly famous"
"I hate that word. 'Famous'."
"Oh and what would you prefer?'Well known' ?"
"How about 'notorious'?" he grinned
"Or 'annoying'? How about 'annoying'?"
"Leave it out, will ya?"
"And you can drop that now, please?"
"What?"
"The cockney accent. You went to Winchester College for Christ's sake"
"I don't do cockney accent"
"When you're being Mr TV you do. You sound like you've left your whelk stall to go and do this 'ere fancy telly programme"
"You've got a Yorkshire accent!"
"Because I'm from Yorkshire!"

NO. 2
Finally, she spoke, in a quiet voice, her face to the wall.
"Why are you being like this, Dexter?"
"Like what?"
"You know what"
"I'm just being myself!"
She spun to face him. "No, you're not. I know what you're like and this isn't you. You're horrible like this. You're obnoxious, Dexter. I mean you always were a bit obnoxious, every now and then, a bit full of yourself, but you were funny too, and kind sometimes, and interested in people other than yourself. But now you're just out of control, with the booze, the drugs--"
"I'm just having fun!"
She sniffed, once, and looked up at him, through smudged black eyes.
"And sometimes I get carried away, that's all. If you weren't so... judgemental all the time--"
"Am I? I don't think I am. I try not to be. I just don't..." She stopped herself speaking, shook her head. "I know you've been through a lot, in a last few years, and I've tried to understand that, really I have, with your mum and all, but..."
"Go on," he said.
"I just don't think you're the person I used to know. You're not my friend anymore. That's all"
He could think of nothing to say to this, so they stood in silence, until Emma put her hand out, took two fingers of his hand, squeezed them in her palm.
"Maybe... maybe this is it, then," she said. "Maybe it's just over"
"Over? What's over?"
"Us. You and me. Friendship. There are things I needed to talk to you about, Dex. About Ian and me. If you're my friend I should be able to talk to you but I can't, and if I can't talk to you, well, what is the point of you? Of us?"
"What's the point?"
"You said yourself, people change, no use getting sentimental about it. Move on, find someone else"
"Yeah, but I didn't mean us..."
"Why not?"
"Because we're... us. We're Dex and Em. Aren't we?"
Emma shrugged. "maybe we've grown out of each other"

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MarDiah said...

Personally, aku rasa 2 best friend cannot married to each other. They know too much about each other. Nie personal opinion aku walaupun aku accidently fall in love with my best friend few times...
bila fikir balik, aku rasa setiap orang patut ada ruang dia sendiri yang tak boleh diceroboh oleh sesiapa walaupun pasangan hidup dia sendiri. Dan aku bersyukur sebab tak berkahwin dengan kawan baik aku sendirik...

Liz Rohaizat said...

nadia> hehe... fall in love with ur best friend few times? ahaks. Lets keep comment coming in.. I'll comment about this later.

MarDiah said...

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