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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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Book Review: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

The book is an easy read. I found myself striding through the pages as I read through, drawn in the paragraphs. The plots are pretty simple but insightful. Even through the words, I could see the colors, the scene, the emotions. The characters are written in such as way that you feel like you are interacting with them. The author did an excellent job in portraying the tale of an afterlife. In the end the story did strikes me as a memorable read and I would recommend it to anybody.

The Blue Man was an intriguing character and my favorite of all. The only reason why I read this one was I have watch the Hallmark drama. I fell in love. The way to Eddie's acceptance to his life (death?) and reconnecting him to the people he had lost along the way was absolutely wonderful.

First Words. This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun.
Quote. All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it all the time.”
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom The Five People You Meet in Heaven
By Mitch Albom
Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"
Finished Reading: 18th March 2008
Acquire: 17th May 2004
Rate } ♠♠♠♠♠
Genre } Fiction | Literature | Spirituality | Book Club
Release Day }  23rd September 2003
Publisher } Hyperion
Format } Paperback
ISBN } 9781401308582
Pages } 196 pages
Source } Bought
Age Group } PG 13 yo +
Interests } Literature lovers  
Awards } New York Times Bestsellers (2003)
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