Thankfully, one of my gal pals chose this gem for our next book club meeting.
Recently, regarding Crime & Punishment, I talked about how I don’t fall asleep when I read, which is how I knew Dostoevsky wasn’t for me. With the current book, however, I stayed up way too late because I simply HAD TO KNOW who the last two people were. And I must say, it was worth it.
The book is simple, but delightful. It made me think. The basic message is that we’re all connected. No one’s story stands alone. I kept thinking about the conversations I’ve had with people about karma, and its feminine qualities while I was reading it.
Ultimately, the thing I liked about The Five People You Meet in Heaven is that it was a “this is your life” kind of setup without many of the cheap emotional pulls on the heartstrings. Albom avoids abusing plays on emotion, which is why he’s able to include some difficult “memories” without abandoning the overall feel of peace.
Sweet book, good read, time well spent.