Man, don't you just love a good Nicholas Sparks movie? There's nothing better to pop into the DVD player, hit play, and just unwind, your only companions a pint of Ben and Jerry's, a pack of tissues and a box of Chardonnay. (Wine never judges when it comes to weeping over the doomed romance of Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.)
But, much as we love "The Notebook," the totally underrated "A Walk to Remember" (We still love you, Mandy!) and all the other masterpieces based on Sparks' novels, don't they get a little...samey after a while?
After all, dude has published 17 novels, each more heartwrenching than the last, and eight of them, including the soon-to-be-released "Safe Haven," have been adapted into feature films. Or perhaps a more fitting word than "films" would be "experiences." (Just try and sit through one of these movies dry-eyed and without a dessert. Some addicts have even been known to gain the mystical "Nick Sparks 5.")
The best part of all of this is that Nicholas Sparks published his first novel soon after graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in business finance. Pretty much anyone can write a sappy romance novel and make people cry, y'all!
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