Monday, March 16, 2009

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist - David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Title : Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Authors : David Levithan, Rachel Cohn

Summary : Nick and Norah meet at a punk-rock club. Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for 5 minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend Tris. He doesn't realize that Norah already knows the evil-ex. Or that she has an evil-ex of her own that she never really dumped. After Norah kisses Nick to avoid conversation with Tris they become a seven--minute-couple and go out in New York for an adventure. (This summary doesn't do the book justice.)

Thoughts : I liked the back-and-forth style of the novel (Rachel wrote Norah's chapters. David wrote Nicks.). It was paced well. All of the characters are real and likable (except Tal). It was a fantastic book. Nick and Norah are witty, charming and very interesting. I even like Tris the evil-ex. It ended on a high note. This book should be required reading for all human beings. It's hard to convey what a good book this is.

Cover : I have the movie cover which is lovely. I like the picture chosen and the title treatment. It also features the awesome Kat Dennings and Micheal Cera. The original cover is also quite nice. 

Rating : 5 stars

PS:  I also watched the movie and while different, its a pretty good adaption (it does villainize Tris a bit)


  1. I really want to see this movie and read the book.

    Great review!

  2. Thanks ^_^ They were both super

  3. Do you know if there is a sequel to this novel?

    Also, great review!

  4. No sequel as far as I know but the authors have collaborated on Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List ^_^

  5. I read the book a while back and LOVED it! Probably one of the best crazy semi-dates ever written, and the different point of views made the story so much more. I agree, you just gotta love Trish even if she's a *ahem* half the time.

    I just watched the movie last night. I loved who they picked for Norah, to me she was perfect. But with took me until half the movie (the moment where he's messing with Norah's hair when they're doing the weird dance) to finally go okay, I can see you as Nick now! lol The book of course was way better (which that's how it always happens), but overall it was a cute movie. I loved the actress that played Caroline, she was everything that I pictured.

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  7. I loved Kat Dennings as Norah! Didnt like the movie Tris though.