135 — The Notebook

Cover of the Nicholas Sparks novel The Notebook, featuring Ryan Gosling preparing to kiss Rachel McAdams.

One journal you won’t want to take a bullet for, it’s Nicholas Sparks’ rain-drenched kayak epic The Notebook! The gothic tale of a war veteran alone in his ancient house, yearning for the rekindling of a long-gone love affair, crossed with an empowering journey of a young woman fighting to make her own choices and investigate her artistic talents … would have been better than what we read, probably.

Big themes, big feelings, big-time sincerity and a bigger commitment to sex scenes than we were expecting, all packed into a most slim form factor, so is this one gonna force us to replace “Ride the Crab!” with “Jot THAT Down in Your Notebook”? There’s only one way to find out, and that way is to mash that download button

NOTE: Clsn badly misquoted the great Mara Wilson during this episode, for which he apologizes. What she really said was ‘way funnier than what he remembered.


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