Saturday, December 18, 2010

Nicholas Sparks’ MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

Ever since I have read his three fabulous novels, I have been tempting to write regarding one of his novels as well as about him. He is one of my favorite authors of all times and his novels no need to tell touch every reader’s heart and are always achingly moving. Many of his novels are multi-million-copy international bestsellers and the stories have been adapted in to screenplays for major Hollywood movies. He is Nicholas Sparks. Some of his well known novels are
1. A walk to remember, 2. The Notebook, 3. The Choice, 4. The Wedding, 5. The Guardian …
Well today it’s about the novel that I just finished reading. ‘Message in a bottle’. I have actually fallen in love with novel.
Theresa Osborne, a columnist, middle aged divorcee with a young kid accidentally finds a message washed up on a Cape Cod beach. It intrigued her.
The message (in the bottle) read “My Darling Catherin, Where are you? And Why, I wonder as I sit alone in a darkened house, have we been forced apart?”- Garrett.
The whole letter included how much the author missed Catherin, the woman to which the author was addressing all the letters before throwing them trapped in a bottle into the Ocean. Her friend convinced her to publish the letter by changing the original names in her column to which she got a tremendous response. She even found out that one such letter has already been published by some local paper. She succeeded to get 2 such other letters written by the same author Garrett to Catherin, washed up at different shores through her readers, who had found out them accidentally as she did.
She found unaccountably drawn to these people and their secrets. She decided to find out more about the author and woman Catherin. She embarked on a journey which was going to turn her life upside down. Happiness, longing, and lot of other such emotions…… and….. sorrow…….
It’s a must read for every person with a tinge of emotions…. And not at all recommended for the people who can’t relate to human emotions…

Anand Pethe.