W hen The Choice opens in theaters on Friday, it will mark the 11th feature film adapted from a novel by Nicholas Sparks, the global phenomenon whose love stories have sold more than million copies worldwide. TIME: So many of your books have a medical element, and this one does, too. Sparks: In the end I think it reflects reality, right? Even in the course of my own life, I was 23 years old and my mom was in a [fatal] horseback riding accident, and those last few hours were spent in the hospital. My sister followed with a brain tumor. When Cathy and I were married, she had a miscarriage.
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W hen The Choice opens in theaters on Friday, it will mark the 11th feature film adapted from a novel by Nicholas Sparks, the global phenomenon whose love stories have sold more than million copies worldwide.
TIME: So many of your books have a medical element, and this one does, too. Sparks: In the end I think it reflects reality, right? Even in the course of my own life, I was 23 years old and my mom was in a [fatal] horseback riding accident, and those last few hours were spent in the hospital.
My sister followed with a brain tumor. When Cathy and I were married, she had a miscarriage. My second son Ryan was diagnosed as severely autistic. So I think for most people, this is part and parcel of life. And so to me it just reflects the truth—in fact, to me it reflects the truth so much more than anything with a serial killer. They went through all of these emotions, they were happy and sad and angry and frustrated and confused, and falling in love and then being in love and challenged in love, all of these great emotions.
Readers and viewers seem to love the North Carolina settings. Why do you think that is? Because I think it harkens back to feelings of nostalgia or longing for a slower pace. So many people are so incredibly busy these days, and if you work and you have children and you have a partner, a husband, parents, siblings, pets, neighbors, you are running from the moment you wake til the moment you go to sleep.
What is your answer to the God question? I was raised Catholic, so of course, I believe in something greater out there. The Big Bang can fall into that. What is the truth in the end?
I wonder. So what do you make of that? I might watch it! I watched A Walk to Remember. I put out that movie 14 years ago. I love that! My own favorite? If you say, which one means the most, well, The Notebook because it launched my career.
The most personal, you would say Three Weeks With My Brother , because that was nonfiction and it was pretty much the story of my life. One favorite book by one author? How about the collected works of Stephen King? What can you tell me about that? Or is it more All in the Family? I know part of it is the character learning how to date again. When you go on dates, how high is the bar for them to be really romantic just because of who you are and what you write? I have no idea.
If you laugh a lot, then laugh a lot. Just be who you are. I do my best. I would say that they might not know that I exercise as much as I do.
A lot of people think of writers as kind of artsy or introverted, and many of them are. I know! Contact us at editors time. By Sarah Begley. Related Stories.
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The demand for online streaming of movies and TV shows is increasing day by day. There are free ones and subscription-based like Netflix and Hulu. Thankfully, for some, books are still a treasured part of daily life, and back then, people would make frequent visits to the library patiently and eagerly waiting for a new release to become available. Whatever your taste is, nothing beats an excellent swoon-worthy novel if all you need is a little love in your life. Sadness, anger, jealousy, and happiness all constantly experienced throughout the story, but fate has truly brought them together in the name of love.
100 Nicholas Sparks Quotes That Will Make Your Heart Melt
Novels and stories can teach us the most about fear — how to be wary of it, how to use it, and most of all, how to overcome it. Here are 20 quotes about fear from literature that will change your perspective on it, and will teach you to be brave. I have to take control of the situation and find a way to make it less frightening. Only fear can defeat life.