Saturday, March 03, 2007

The Five People You Meet In Heaven

No, got nothing to do with the LXG. I was getting a little bored, plus I'm almost out of ones that I've read recently.
This book was given to me by my older brother. It's not something I would think to read on my own. You see, I get into ruts with what I read and I like those ruts. It takes a lot to get me to read something out of my comfort zone. In this case I'm very glad I did. The book is amazing. One question why couldn't we have read this in high school? It's very similar to the stuff you do read only shocker- it's far more um perhaps fun is the word I'm looking for but not really. It's I don't know lighter not as depressing.
It 's about an old man who on his birthday, dies saving a little girl.
The five people are people who show you the things you did in life that were good and bad.
Really good book. Much better than I had expected, I'm really getting used to eating crow these days. I'm going back on a lot of things these days. First there was Eragon, best friend recommended it, I laughed. Then Stephen King more crow. Now this guy (whose name escapes me) actually writes books that I like.... I'm going to have to stop bashing books before I get a chance to read them... Wait if I did that I wouldn't be me.
The same guy who wrote this wrote One More Day or something like that. Which was based in the principle that if we got one more day what would we do with it? A man Chick, tries to commit suicide and spends most of the book spending one more day with his mother whom he thinks drove his father away. He finally realizes all that she sacrificed and yeah kinda sappy but I liked it.
Gotta say big brother's got darned good taste in books.
Now we just gotta get him to show a cow.......

2 comments:

nyvolfan said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it!!!! Let me know what you think about Tuesday's with Morrie. It's funny the only reason I read any of his books is because he's a sports writer for the Detroit Free Press. I have yet to read his latest although I bought it when it first came out. We'll see about showing!?!?

Breezey375 said...

Scott, darling brother of mine... If I knew where I put it when you gave it to me i would have already read it.. Huh, come to think of it, it's probably underneath the table with my TV on it. i'll have to look tonight. Sports writer, huh?.... Somehow, I'm not surprised you like him... Don't worry we'll be sure to have a little, bitty, evil (aren't they all?) cow for you to show... Maybe in showmanship? Even I can do showmanship and we all know how little I like cows.. Glorified steak is all they are...