Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Next Read


[Pic Courtesy Mitch Albom's Site]

Just started reading The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom. This is not the kind of book I usually read but an intriguing premise, the author's track record(his previous novel Tuesdays with Morrie was a huge seller too) and the promise of a quick read due to the lesser number of pages made me pick this one up. The book is about Eddie, a ride operator at an amusement park, who dies and goes to heaven, and the five people he meets there. These are people he may or may not know but all five of them have affected his life in one way or another. The book has got great reviews and is supposed to be a "heartwearming, life-affirming book that makes you see the world anew!"

8 Comments:

At 1:59 PM, Blogger packer said...

I came across this book on nytimes bestseller list some time back. It was there on the list for a long time. I normally prefer realistic fiction, so i avoided this one. This book just kept me guessing on how the author narrates the story in heaven and make it more realistic as on earth after reading the first chapter(till he dies) on some website. Anyhow i will wait for your review and thinkabout it.
Happy Reading!

 
At 9:29 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

Its an interesting read so far. The author's technique of switching between the past(more than 1 past actually) and the present keeps things moving.

 
At 2:01 PM, Blogger sen said...

I found it below average.The language is plain and simple.It is more like watching a sentimental chick flick.

 
At 2:01 PM, Blogger sen said...

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At 4:10 AM, Anonymous AJ said...

I came across this book too and bought it purely based on the intriguing title. I thought it was a very good read.. It maakes one think of his/her own life.

 
At 4:16 AM, Anonymous AJ said...

Have a suggestion for your next read - My Sister's keeper by Jodi Picoult. It's currently in the best seller list in the UK and I thought it tackled a very interesting ethical topic from a very human angle.

 
At 12:31 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

aj, books by my favorite authors like Patterson and Deaver are being released in quick succession in the next few months. So I think I'll be reverting back to thriller reads after 'five people...'. But I will definitely keep your suggestion in mind.

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger Orange Fronkey said...

This is a great book. I'm pretty sure you'll like it. Enjoy :D

 

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