Love story by Erich Segal

Love story by Erich Segal is a love story as the name suggests which has been made into a block buster with the same name and is also been re made in Bollywood [Indian film industry] with the name “Kwahish”. Although the hindi movie was a flop and not at all upto the mark of the original works.

The book is a small one and once started i could not think of putting it down. I read it in just two sittings. The story is so loving and so much passionate that i even felt like crying. I just would wait till the end of my life for such love.


My experiences with the book were good… I had more than 150 pages to read at 2 am in the morning and had class in morning at 10 but still i read whole of it. The end is heart breaking…. How can such things happen…. i guess even the god doesn’t know… The part i hated the most was the stubbornness of Oliver Barret Jr. and Oliver Barret Sr. They both love each other but still they just don’t want to express and neither of them is ready to say sorry… That reminds me that I also havent told my Dad explicitly that i love him… and I would be doing it ….  Over all a great read…
Probably one of the best love stories ever told, Love Story is one romantic novel that is sure to move you. Erich Segal has done a brilliant job in portraying two characters with which an entire generation could identify themselves. Given here is a short summary of the novel.

Love Story revolves around the lives of two young college lads, whose love for each other was immortal. Oliver Barrett, heir to the Barrett fortune and legacy and Jennifer Cavilleri, daughter of a poor baker who does not own a huge bank account but has lots of love. Oliver was expected to follow in his father’s huge footsteps, Jennifer, music major was to go on and study in Paris. But when they met, the sparks flew, and we get involved with them as their love grows deep and strong. Oliver turns his back on his family and fortune to marry Jenny. Jenny gives up her dreams of Paris and being a musician. They are happy with each other in their lives and the stable flow of income that is enough to sustain them. But life can be cruel and Jenny is diagnosed with leukemia. With just a few days to live, the novel speaks about the emotional pain they both go through.