Monday, November 3, 2008

TheFive People you Meet in Heaven

Date Finished: 11/02/2008
Pages: 208
Rating: 3/5
"Lost love is still love, Eddie. It just takes a different form, that's all. You can't hold their hand... You can't tousle their hair... But when those senses weaken another one comes to life... Memory... Memory becomes your partner. You hold it... you dance with it... Life has to end, Eddie... Love doesn't."
Eddie is a man who dies in the very beginning of the book. This is a story of his journey through the afterlife, and a theory that everyone will meet five people after they die to help them sort through their unresolved life.
Where do I start with this one? I found this book at a used book sale and just bought it to basically buy it. I have heard a lot of great reviews about this book, and was curious. I did read Tuesday's with Morrie, and thought it was slow moving, but liked it more than didn't like it.
This story is full of thought provoking quotes, and I usually like that. I liked the idea of the story, but did feel as though it was written for those who love to have a good cry while watching a Lifetime Movie with an element of cheesiness.
I liked this book okay. While reading I thought that I could predict the ending and was pleasantly surprised and pleased at the end. I wouldn't say that the heartwarming-ness (is that a real word?) touched me enough to bring an actual or even proverbial tear to my eye, but I can mark it off my TBR list.


Trish said...

I remember really liking this a few years back (better than Tuesdays With Morrie and his newer one that came out a few years ago). But, I dont really remember any of the details...

I make up words all the time!! :)

The Marks said...

Im reading the time travelers wife. Pretty interesting.
Once I get done with that Ill read some that you have read.

Amy said...

I read this years ago and really enjoyed. A good book to make you think differently about life (and death).