You will be held captive to the story of the old man and the young couple. Life, the longest ride, is a journey about love and relationships. And i would have wandered the world in search of you, even if i. The two stories are more different than alike but each love story have.
A classic of english literature, written with incisive wit and superb character delineation, it centers on the turbulent relationship between elizabeth bennet and fitzwilliam darcy. For his eighth birthday, emilio scotto received a world atlas. It is snowing outside and ira, who has had problems with his vision, misses a curve and wrecks his car. We shared the longest ride together, this thing called life, and mine has been filled with joy because of you. The story for the longest ride really began when i learned about black mountain college. Sophia is not used to working on a ranch, but she tries to help in any way she can. After being trapped in an isolated car crash, the life of elderly widower ira levinson becomes entwined with that of young college student, sophia danko and the cowboy whom she loves, named luke. The combination of two different love stories, in two different time periods, is what puts it in my top 5 books hes written. Apr 23, 2012 the longest ride is one of the most beautiful books i have read in a very long time and has earned every one if not more of the five stars i awarded it. The longest ride is the is the tenth sparks book to be made into a movie, and at almost 2 hours, 20 minutes is the longest of them, but the time passes quickly. He is a famous bull rider, just like his father was. After being trapped in an isolated car crash, the life of elderly widower ira levinson becomes entwined with a young college student, sophia danko, and the cowboy whom she loves, a young man named luke collins. The novel the longest ride by nicholas sparks unravels two beautiful romance stories. The first is about ira levinson, an old widow who became stranded after crashing his truck down an embankment.
The longest ride is one of my favorite nicholas sparks books. The longest ride by nicholas sparks all about the characters all about the characters sophia luke all about the characters ira sophia is a 21 year old college student and goes to wake forest university. Its almost a novel of fate, because some of the characters lives wouldnt have ended up how they did without another series of events. He struggles to remain conscious but is helped by the memory of his loving wife, who seemed to materialize next to him. This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of the longest ride by nicholas sparks. In this novel, ira levinson is in his early nineties when he sets out to fulfill a long standing commitment. The longest ride is a 2015 american neo western romantic drama film directed by george tillman jr. It ties everything together but it doesnt do it believably.
While struggling to stay alive he relives the memories of his late wife ruth and we get to experience the love they had and how they came to spend their lives together. Traditionally, artamene ou le grand cyrus, has been considered the longest novel, but has lately been surpassed by at least one novel, or two depending on the criterion used to determine length. Luke was raised to treat ladies with respect, so it is no surprise when he steps in at a local bull riding event to save sophia from a fight with her ex boyfriend. Ira levinson was married to the love of his life for more than fifty years. Luke continues to ride bulls and is shown throughout the movie in a series of competitions climbing the ranks, and his aim. So for my choice book i decided that i wanted to read the longest ride by nicholas sparks. Oct 03, 2016 the longest ride follows two couples and ends up with how their lives intertwine. The longest ride 20, a western romance, is nicolas sparkss thirteenth romance novel. This was a really hard decision for me because before i knew that it had to be an american novel that was published in the last 50 years, i had thought that i wanted to read the second book in the outlander series. His wife appears to him while he lies helpless in his car, urging him to stay alive a little while longer. Nicholas sparks ties together two love stories in the longest ride. They went for a short ride on horseback, and afterward she followed him around as he worked, lending a hand whenever she. The book opens with ira levinson, a 91yearold man, trapped in his car following an accident. Chance meetings that have such a huge impact on the direction that life takes are part of the story.
Then the movie cuts to sophia, a young college student at wake forest college. Apr, 2015 for the longest ride readers who are hoping to see a direct interpretation of the book, this isnt the movie for you. She is in her room at her sorority house with her best friend. The longest ride trailer opinion themepurpose the theme in the longest ride is love. The story follows an aspiring art major and a professional bull rider who fall in love, and have a chance encounter. Book vs movie the longest ride by nicholas sparks stories. Based on the 20 nicholas sparks novel, this tale of young lovers whose travails have. This study guide consists of approximately 32 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of the longest ride.
Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller nicholas sparks, the longest ride centers on the starcrossed love affair between luke, a former champion bull rider looking to. The longest ride quotes by nicholas sparks goodreads. Luke is rough on the outside, but he has a soft center. Britt robertson, scott eastwood, jack huston, oona chaplin, and alan alda. Based on nicholas sparks 20 novel of the same name, the film stars scott.
The second plotline is between ira and his late wife, ruth. The novel begins with a car accident that traps ira levinson, a ninetyoneyearold widower, in his vehicle in a snowstorm. In the longest ride luke, a rodeo rider played by clint eastwoods son scott eastwood, and sophia, an art history major at wake forest university played by britt robertson, fall in love against a backdrop of north carolina mountains and piedmont hills. There are many people who believe books are always better than the movie i usually agree, but i thought the book and.
Not only is it a story about a young couple who find one another in the modern. Based on a nicholas sparks novel, the longest ride is a touching romantic drama. After being trapped in an isolated car crash, the life of elderly widower ira levinson becomes entwined with a young college student, sophia danko, and the cowboy whom she loves, a. The longest ride follows two couples and ends up with how their lives intertwine. I dont want to give too many details but anyone who loves nicholas sparks or just wants to read a. Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller nicholas sparks, the longest ride centers on the starcrossed love affair between luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in. The film was released on april 10, 2015 by 20th century fox. It is the love story of two very different couples in north carolina whose lives seemingly have nothing in common with one another. Overall, the longest ride feels cloying and contrived. Ira is an elderly man who winds up in a horrible car accident. At ninetyone years old, in poor health and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash. The longest ride by nicholas sparks the boston globe.
Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller nicholas sparks, the longest ride centers on the starcrossed love affair between luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback. Its a story of old love and new love, tragedy and loss, hope and dreams. The longest ride is the latest adaptation of his work, and was directed by george tillman jr. The novel begins with a car accident that traps ira. Directed by george tillman jr with scott eastwood, britt robertson, alan alda, jack huston. Sophia gave luke an ultimatum between riding or her so he would quit riding and. The guinness book of world records gives the honor to marcel prousts elephantine remembrance of things past, weighing in at 9,609,000 characters including spaces. The longest ride quotes showing of 142 if wed never met, i think i would have known my life wasnt complete. In this respect, the longest ride conforms to expectations, including the requisite dual stories of two couples, a subject sparks has certainly mined before.
The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love. This is a list of the novels over 500,000 words published through a mainstream publisher. Apr 08, 2015 based on his 20 novel of the same name the book is sparks seventeenth romance novel, and the tenth to be made into a film, the longest ride blends together two stories that will feel very. Pride and prejudice, romantic novel by jane austen, published anonymously in three volumes in 18. I had been struggling to find something that excited me for my next novel when i came across a reference to the college online. It shows how true love can overcome the difficult times and can change peoples lives for good or for bad. Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller nicholas sparks, the longest ride centers on the starcrossed love affair between luke, a former. She is a smart, hardworking person who comes from a poor family.
Nicholas sparks my personal view of the novel i loved the novel it was interesting and appealed to me because it is a country themed novel and i love the action and conflicts as well as the country love story i highly recommend this book to miss ashley. The beauty of the movie is its ability to make even the happiest of people curse their lives in comparison, which is why it works as a kind of aspirational example of. Consequently, the longest ride plays like cynical fan service to sparks readers, who, it is assumed, will be content to sit back and enjoy a cheap tearjerker, no matter how mouldy its execution is. But for those who havent read the book or are interested in twist on the novel, i highly recommend going to see the longest ride. The only fault is in the too easily wrapped up conclusion of the tale. Based on nicholas sparks 20 novel of the same name, the film stars scott eastwood, britt robertson, jack huston, oona chaplin, alan alda, melissa benoist, lolita davidovich, and gloria reuben.
Oct 26, 20 the longest ride is an easy book to read. New york times bestselling author nicholas sparks the longest ride follows the signature formula that his fans have come to expect and enjoy. Apr 10, 2015 bull rides, war injuries, and the holocaust. In the longest ride, ira levinson, a 90yearold senior suffers multiple injuries from a car crash. Plot of nicholas sparks the longest ride recreated with. Sparks the longest ride has a too tidy ending huffpost. They end up reliving tales of their life, otherwise known as the longest ride. After being trapped in an isolated car crash, the life of elderly. The longest ride novel nicholas sparks wiki fandom.
Ira levinson is an elderly gentleman who has suffered a terrible accident that has left him trapped in his car. The longest ride is nicholas sparks 17th romance novel, released on september 17, 20. This articles plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. In 2015, it was adapted into a movie starring britt robertson, oona chaplin, and scott eastwood. This book does a perfect job explaining the relevancy of the longest ride for our time, showing relationships between issues of longing, desire, love and respect, by providing an examination on how the novel will remain a work of literature to refer to for many ages to come. As if single guys dont have enough to worry about in their quest to impress the opposite sex, here comes the longest ride, a cloying but satisfying love story about a provincial bull rider and. Sep 17, 20 the longest ride is written by nicholas sparks and is his 17th romance novel, released on september 17, 20 plot edit. Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller nicholas sparks, the longest ride centers on the starcrossed love. As critics have pointed out before, movies based on nicholas sparks stories arent exactly known for their scintillating dialogue and surprising plot lines.
Apr 10, 2015 the longest ride is a bit of an anomaly in that it is almost entirely free of villains, apart from a fearsome bull named rango. Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller nicholas sparks, the longest ride centers on the starcrossed love affair between luke scott eastwood, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and sophia britt robertson, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in new york citys art world. Over the years, there has been some controversy over what constitutes the worlds longest novel. In a recent interview about the longest ride with the new york daily news, sparks said, the inspiration for this novel really came from its ending. The longest ride is one of the most beautiful books i have read in a very long time and has earned every one if not more of the five stars i awarded it. Pdf the longest ride nicholas sparks book download online. The longest ride is written by nicholas sparks and is his 17th romance. It intertwines a story about two couples, one old, and one young and does a really good job of connecting them together at the end. The longest ride nicholas sparks, 20 grand central publishing 416 pp. In his new novel, the longest ride, sparks includes both of these perspectives, telling the stories of two couples whose disparate stories may be closer than readers might initially expect. In the opening scene, luke scott eastward is riding a bull and falling off of it.
Not only is it a story about a young couple who find one another. With the longest ride, nicholas sparks has finally run out of. Hes cold and unable to move, and snow is falling hard outside. What makes the novel so emotionally uplifting, and how do the two couples mirror each others lives. Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller nicholas sparks, the longest ride centers on the starcrossed love affair between luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in new york citys art world. The longest ride tells the story of two couples in north carolina. Love is about sacrifice, or so were told in the longest ride. Sparks latest the longest ride filmed across nc film. Read online the longest ride pdf by nicholas sparks for free.1205 883 1030 1219 916 1358 1120 630 381 33 881 1468 1499 133 763 851 1107 15 1177 653 1330 1388 1240 196 1006 496 1018 1287 1020 34 331 1477 1479 1600 1217 805 601 483 1482 419 554 191 555 865 933 412