I recently made a comment about hating Nicholas Sparks books and movies. This comment has caused several of my friends to give me a hard time. I'm pretty sure the word heartless has been thrown around. (How rude! I much prefer cynical or bitter.)
Here's my issue with Nicholas Sparks. He is too obvious with his sap. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE sap. Chick flicks and Chick Lit are very high up on my list of favorite ways to spend my time. But I prefer to be touched by a movie or book in an unexpected way. I want the sap to be a little more subtle. Nicholas Sparks books are all the same- the couple meet through some unexpected, difficult circumstance, they fall head over heels in love and then one of them dies. It is always the same. I know that not every story has a happy ending (Trust me, I am very aware of that fact.) so that is not my issue with his stories. I think it's just because he works too hard to make you cry.
I don't think I'm alone in my dislike of Mr. Sparks, so I decided to take a poll. Please help me prove to Lisa that I don't need to hand over my girl card just because I don't like his books/movies.