多部作品改編電影的暢銷作家大衛‧尼克斯，在《真愛挑日子》(One Day)、《我想離開你》(Us)，與《Starter for ten》充分展現他的才華，讓人為他的文字動容，情不自禁地哭與盡情地笑。十年前，經典作品《真愛挑日子》成為一個世代的愛情指標，而五年後《我想離開你》則讓大衛榮登曼布克獎提名。
One life-changing summer
Charlie meets Fran...
In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don't remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread.
Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and despite himself, Charlie begins to hope.
But if Charlie wants to be with Fran, he must take on a challenge that could lose him the respect of his friends and require him to become a different person. He must join the Company. And if the Company sounds like a cult, the truth is even more appalling.
The price of hope, it seems, is Shakespeare.
Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a tragicomedy about the rocky path to adulthood and the confusion of family life, a celebration of the reviving power of friendship and that brief, searing explosion of first love that can only be looked at directly after it has burned out.
'Such a beautiful book. Captures perfectly a moment in time we've all experienced.' Graham Norton
'He's such a genius. His novels are relatable and recognizable, but also surprising, breath-taking and life-enhancing' Nina Stibbe
I don't think anyone writing right now captures youth and adolescence better; I'm not sure anyone even gets close. (Jenny Colgan, author of The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After)
Such a beautiful book. Captures perfectly a moment in time we've all experienced. (Graham Norton)
It's just perfect in every way. (Jill Mansell)
Funny, engaging and moving, another triumph from the brilliant David Nicholls. (John Boyne)
Astutely observed, and almost painfully nostalgic, SWEET SORROW reads like a true story. (Clare Mackintosh)
It's everything a story should be. Beautiful and clear and heartfelt, and it will do what all brilliant stories do: it will find the very pinpoint of who you are and it will stay there. (Joanna Cannon)
He's such a genius. His novels are relatable and recognizable, but also surprising, breath-taking and life-enhancing (Nina Stibbe)
Few pleasures in life compare to a David Nicholls novel and this is his best yet. (Donal Ryan)
Poignant and insightful (Independent)
Will stay with you long after the last page (Evening Standard)