Thursday, January 3, 2013

Love Story by Eric segal


If there is one book that grew me up, between the first page and last page, it was Erich Segal’s novel Love story. It pushed me to such emotional corners; I did not know existed, to all those dark spots that were within my own heart but so far had eluded me. 
I was a young girl and had no imagination as far as love was concerned. I was only sixteen or seventeen, perhaps. My skies were clean and my heart was pink. This book changed everything. My sky turned to a warm pink and my heart was cleansed. I was ready to soak in the multi-hues of love. 
After reading it, I went around in a daze. I was there yet not there. So many impressions from the book lingered, prominent at first, subtle much later and multiple times in between. The story was from a different world, it was about people alien to me yet it woke up sentiments so very mine. I found the understanding of love, in my context, in my surrounding and within my heart… 
I went back to the book, to realise, what is life or love could be. Life was defined by that one book and love was its essence. Even though later, I came to read many love stories, I was forever in love with Erich Segal’s love story. 
Sadly, I found out that Erich Segal died on January 17, 2010. What a loss..~ 
So what is your life changing book?
Disclaimer: Pictures from the net.

19 comments:

  1. Lovely book indeed! Read it a number of times in my younger years:)

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  2. I have read this book...and this book is indeed priceless for all who read or write stories on Love.

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  3. I was also mesmerized by the book but that was so many years ago! Maybe I should read it again. As always, I find it impossible to quote just one book, but Wuthering Heights hit me hard when I read it first.

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  4. Some books are always special. I haven't read this book, will try to read it soon :)

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  5. Oh how I love this book! I have always dreamt of finding the eternal love that Eric Segal explained to us through his works..

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  6. Wow... the review is beautiful. I have read the book and our thoughts concur:))
    Like Umashankar, it's going to be difficult for me too to pin point just one book, but Harper Lee's famous classic---To kill a mockingbird did stir my soul when I was younger. The book proves that there is something magical and golden about innocence....:))

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  7. I have read this book and loved it too..its very touching <3

    For me it always has been Malgudi days for somehow I have left my childhood wrapped up in that book and reading that for me is like revisiting my childhood completely intact with its innocence and simply joys of life!

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  8. That's a book that deeply affected many hearts! Glad you reminded me of it!

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  9. I stay away from Love Stories and I haven't read any book from M&B series but this one is exceptional. I even liked the movie adapted from this book. My life changing book was - Morning, Noon and Night.

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  10. A lovely book inded which was touching till the very end! Another book which I vividly recollect is Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach! Do read it if you have not, Ghazala:)

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  11. I am here when i started reading the book for the third time...
    Its always love' to see someone loves the same book which we like... this is my favorite..
    though "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse is something which turned my life to a different direction.

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  12. Oh so many ppl talking abt this book..I haven't read it yet. The comments over here and your emphasis is motivating me to read it. Will definitely do that. :)

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  13. Well written books could certainly leave you with such a warm feeling in your heart. I'm not much into love stories but "Atonement" is definitely a good read.

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  14. Well written books could certainly leave you with such a warm feeling in your heart. I'm not much into love stories but Atonement is definitely a good read.

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  15. I have read that one...Life Changing??? Hmm! Cant think of any at the moment :)

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  16. Oh memories! Maybe I should read it again. :)
    I can't pinpoint just one book as life changing.
    Life hasn't changed but has made an impact... Some select few are Kane & Able, Godfather, Not without my daughter etc.

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  18. great book...! and the lines "Love means never having to say you're sorry"..just stuck to my heart!

    "the seven habits...."by stephen covey has a chapter dedicated to paradigm shift..and i think reading that chapter really changed the way I thought about others, it helped me look at others without being judgmental..

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  19. Saddest part of life the the “parting”. I have felt the sense of helplessness when I knew Crichton and RK Narayanan died before I could get an autograph… J My life changing book was by Anne Frank.

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