©2006 Mitch Albom; (P)2006 Hyperion
"Albom has done it again...a powerful book, powerful enough to make one's inner snob feel a little uncomfortable." (Time)
"A book with genuine power to stir and comfort its readers." (The New York Times)
WHAT BETTER TIME TO HEAR "THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN" THAN ON THE WAY TO A FUNERAL, A HAPPY FUNERAL OF A 91 YEAR OLD, JOYCE FROM GRONG GRONG. ONE'S THOUGHTS TURNED TO WHO WERE JOYCE'S 5? AND THEN, WHO WILL BE MY 5? WE WERE JUST ABOUT RACING BACK TO THE CAR TO LISTEN TO THE NEXT INSTALMENT. ITS NOT THAT WE'RE MACABRE AND WANT TO PASS THROUGH LIFE QUICKLY - THIS BOOK ENCAPTURES WHERE WE WOULD LIKE TO GO, WHERE WE HAVE NOT THOUGHT OF GOING AND WHERE WE MAY NOT GO. A TREMENDOUS WAY TO ENCOURAGE THOUGHT PROVOKING. THANKS MITCH. ANOTHER STEP IN THE DIRECTION, AFTER MORRIE!
Yes - because Mitch reads it and knows what he is reading!
Eddie - because he is so human and so vulnerable!
Everything - He creates the characters therefore understands the characters.
I must have expected a far better story since I loved his other book 'Tuesdays with Morrie',
But I liked his narration, and the book was quite enjoyable, pleasant, and was not boring.
If you do not have high expectations as I did, I am sure you will love this book more than I did.
(Not that I didn't enjoy the five people)
I wouldn't mind listening to it again at a later time.
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